For this summer research project, I would like to investigate the current status of how women and under-represented people are treated in IT industry, specifically in terms of their benefits, salary, professional development and promotion opportunities. I will also explore gender aspects in IT companies’ codes of ethics. The research question I would like to answer is: How does the status of women and underrepresented groups in IT industry influence STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education, and how would a change in IT industry ethics help to promote diversity in STEM education. Research activities will include literature review, data collection, data analysis, visualization, and essay writing.
I invite students who are interested in women and ethical issues in IT as well as STEM education to participate in the research.