Computer games tend to be boys' games, warlike games with more violence. We have not spent enough time thinking through how to encourage more girls to be involved in computing before coming to college so they can see a possible career in information technology.
I guarantee the people who study are going to be successful. Nothing can replace hard work.
It is part of the work of education to have substantive relationships with your students.
I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hardworking parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics.
In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science.