RISE UP/GEAR UP
From 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.