women in tech

From Mercury News:

Tim Ritchie, the President of the Tech Museum of Innovation, suggests that focusing on the impacts of technology, rather than technology itself, will help engage females in science and technology. Ritchie cites the example of prototyping a new exhibit called “Social Robots,” which challenges visitors to build robots that will do something meaningful in the world. In prototyping, the exhibit team was able to identify very specific design decisions that made a large impact on differences between how men and women viewed the exhibit.