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Girls and STEM

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Girls and STEM

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Maria Klawe, the first female president of Harvey Mudd College, talks about how computer science and mathematics are the STEM fields that need more woman.

Maria's Biography

Harvey Mudd College:"The best undergraduate science and engineering education on the face of the earth, sorry."
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Maria Klawe the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College.  A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its 1955 founding. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) accessible to diverse groups and in her tenure at Harvey Mudd her initiatives raised the percentage of women majoring in computer science from ten percent to forty percent.