Computer Science Resources

The field of computer science is known for being predominantly male. The percentage of women working in computer science-related professions has steadily declined since the 1990s, dropping from 35% to 25% in the last 15 years.

In order to encourage more women to join this rapidly growing profession, has created a specifically focused guide to computer science, exploring essential information on careers, scholarships, and government programs to stimulate more participation in the field. We also have many other guides, including ones covering state-specific degrees and landing a job in computer science.
Take a look at the guides below:

What is a computer scientist?  -- Computer science is the study of how computers can be used to solve a wide range of problems. At its most basic, computer science looks at how to transmit and transform information using computers. This field integrates topics from mathematics, physics, engineering and design. The field of computer science has been around in some form since as early as the 17th century! Click on the link above to learn more!
Guide to Computer Science for WomenThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects computer science research jobs will grow 19% by 2026. Yet, women only earn 18% of computer science bachelor's degrees in the United States. Despite the high job demand, computer science remains a male-dominated field in the United States. In response, many top colleges are making efforts to recruit female computer science students, making it an ideal time for women to pursue computer science degrees.
Guide to a Computer Science Degree in IowaOutside of the major metropolitan tech hubs, southeast Iowa boasts the fourth highest employment in computer and mathematical occupations. Click on the link to learn more!
Guide to Financial Aid in Computer ScienceCheck out this list of scholarships connected to computer science degrees.