Why Women in Computer Science?
A little known statistic is that while the population of women obtaining careers in STEM is increasing, the number of women obtaining careers in computer science specifically is decreasing. According to the National Center for Women in Technology, only 17% of 2014 Computer and Information Sciences bachelor's degree recipients were female. LASA's Women in Computer Science Club was founded by Akshara Anand and Jasmine Stone in 2015. The goal of the club is to provide a supportive and fun community for young women of all experience levels to code, compete, and collaborate.