The environment, the role model, the connections – how can be build them locally? This chapter focused on the culture of a computer science department and a physics department.
CS is the biggest under-represented STEM field and now has enormous resources. In Houston the NCWIT Award motivate girls who aspire to go into computing. We need mentors to continue the college experience. Grace Hooper also provides role models and support starting with a study of famous women in CS.