Increasing women's participation is a concern in disciplines beyond
physics. As part of our Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Research Scholars (MapCores) program, we teach a women in science
class covering these three areas. Our course is a special version of
our college's first year seminar, which is a course designed to
prepare our students to read, write, and speak at a college-level. We
structure our FYS to promote academic confidence and interest in our
disciplines for the women in MapCores. It covers not only contributions
that women have made and barriers that women face in these
disciplines, but also research frontiers and science policy issues in
these disciplines. While the women in MapCores find covering these
topics beneficial, the most important benefit of the course is the
supportive cohort that develops from it.
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Crumley, Jim; Nairn, Kristen; Ziegler, Lynn; Bacon, Pamela L.; and Zhang, Yu, "A Women in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics Course" (2014). MapCores Faculty Publications. 5.