UHV receive grant to increase women’s enrollment in Computer Science programs

The University of Houston-Victoria has partnered with the National Center for Women and Information Technology to increase the number of women in the computer science field.

The non-profit donated $10,000 to UHV to assist with bringing women into their computer science program.

This includes video game coding and computer information services, programs that have seen under-representation for women.

“I’m just going to tell you first hand, I have some of my students went to work in Google,” stated Assistant Professor Amjad Nusayr. “Some of them work in Facebook and they’re very successful. There’s a lot of intimidation because they think it’s a male dominance. But, it’s not. Actually, women and female students do extremely good in our courses.”

The university hopes to increase female student enrollment in computer science programs from 15 percent to 30 percent by fall 2020 and will use the grant to aid in their recruitment.