Re-Entering Computing through Emerging Technology: Current State and Special Issue Introduction

Farzana Rahman, Elodie Billionniere

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Recruitment, retention, and graduation of women in the computing disciplines are critical needs in the US. Research suggests that women drop out of academic programs and leave the workforce to care for their immediate or extended families, to address financial setbacks, to meet personal obligations, and to respond to active-duty calls. Returning women remain one of the largest untapped talent pools in the nation to fulfill the growing demand of computing jobs. The special issue of ACM Transactions on Computing Education presents original research results that evaluate educational interventions and new pathways that have positively impacted women’s re-entry into computing education and careers and that appeal to a broad audience interested in exploring, designing, and developing re-entry initiatives related to computing education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3446840
JournalACM Transactions on Computing Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Computing education
  • bootcamps
  • formal and informal learning
  • nontraditional learners
  • re-entry programs
  • women in computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Education


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