From The New York Times:

This article examines how the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon, and Harvey Mudd have attempted to draw more women into computer science programs. The interventions have ranged from developing programs for high school teachers to teach computer science and host camps and mentoring sessions for young women, to starting formal mentoring programs for female students, to adjusting admissions criteria and revamping courses. The University of Washington and Harvey Mudd have chosen to emphasize the creative and real-world applications of computer science and frame computer science as creative problem-solving rather than hard-core programming. Carnegie Mellon, on the other hand, after conducting research into what type of computer science different genders might prefer, chose not to change its introductory courses.