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Do Males Exist?

So I know males exist, but I’m specifically referring to males that use technology who live in independent living facilities (very specific? I know). So far, I’ve only recruited 1 for my research study which seems to make people believe that I only focused on recruited women. This is not the case, it just seems as though women are more interested in participating in research studies than men. Also, when I went to visit this community, asking around the common areas for people who used technology, none of the men seemed to do so. I hope they exist. For now, I will just get away with (truthfully) saying that my sample is representative of the gender distribution in independent living communities.

Any tips on how to recruit men?

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Participants Scheduled!

Great news. I’ve scheduled 5 participants in the last week. 5 in one day will be a busy schedule, but at least it will give me results to create my CAPWIC poster.

This week I’m in Pittsburgh for the National Society of Black Engineers National Convention. Check out my presentation on my website, as well as more links to crowdsourcing resources.

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Concept: Study Abroad

I feel like studying abroad can truly diversify ones experiences.Just about every college alum I have spoken to says they wish they had studied abroad OR studying abroad was the highlight of their college career. I know of schools where it is MANDATORY for students to study abroad at least one semester AND the school pays for it! Since that school costs about $50,000 per yr in tuition, I know that it will not be realistic for me to ask that of my school. HOWEVER I do think they should make it easier and more affordable to study abroad.

The CS dept. of my school does the LEAST to help with this goal. They offer ZERO study abroad programs through the university that can directly apply to my major. Now i KNOW that computer science exists in other places throughout the world other than in the U.S…. ugh

I’d love to go to a Spanish speaking country or Australia someday…

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