RESET (re-enter stem through emerging technology): Finding re-entry pathways for women

Farzana Rahman, Elodie Billionniere, Quincy Brown, Ann Quiroz Gates

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


One of the critical needs of the 21st-century workforce development is the recruitment, retention, and graduation of women in STEM fields. Research suggests that women drop out of academic programs and leave the workforce to deal with financial setbacks, tend to personal obligations and offer service in military programs. It is important these women, i.e. returning women, have pathways for reentry to college and opportunities to advance their careers. Some areas within STEM fields, such as Emerging Technology (EmTech) in computer science are expected to experience increases in job opportunities more quickly than traditional areas. The demands of these jobs can only be fulfilled by creating pathways for untapped STEM talent pools, including returning women. Therefore, we propose a panel to discuss the barriers and opportunities women face (re-)entering the STEM education and career paths, especially in EmTech fields. The panel of experts will provide different perspectives to spark conversation and reflection. The objective of the panel is to share experiences, advice, and ideas to advance the current state of knowledge about the complex challenges that women encounter and support structures for their reentry to the education and professional pipeline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2020 - Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367936
StatePublished - Feb 26 2020
Event51st ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2020 - Portland, United States
Duration: Mar 11 2020Mar 14 2020

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
ISSN (Print)1942-647X


Conference51st ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Bootcamps
  • Cloud computing
  • Emerging technologies
  • Internships
  • Re-entry programs
  • Women in tech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Education


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