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UW recognized for recruiting women to computer science

Seattle TimesFrom The Seattle Times: Nearly a third of students getting bachelor’s degrees in computer science at the University of Washington this year are women — an unusually high number that helped the UW win a national award this week.

Siena Dumas Ang never thought she would come to love computer science.

What she loved was dance — ballet and, later, modern — as well as math, and she was planning to major in both at the University of Washington. But then she took a few computer-science classes as electives, and found a new subject to embrace.

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