“The Underrepresentation of Women in Computer Science and Engineering” will be the next Yotie Talk presented by Cal State San Bernardino’s University Diversity Committee on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the John M. Pfau Library (PL-4005) from 1-2 p.m.

George Georgiou, CSUSB professor of computer science and engineering, will be the featured speaker.

The talk will address the underrepresentation of women in computer science and engineering disciplines, as women make up only 12 percent of the students in these programs at CSUSB, which is consistent with national statistics.

In most other STEM disciplines, women are not underrepresented, but there is a decreasing trend in the number of women in computer science over the last three decades. This Yotie Talk seeks to shed light on the possible causes of the underrepresentation and the strategies that have been adopted by various institutions to reverse the trend.

The University Diversity Committee launched Yotie Talks during the 2015-16 academic year, which are designed to discuss current issues that are critical to the university. The goal of this series is to create a space for dialogue for students, faculty and staff.

Visit the Yotie Talks website to learn more.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit the university’s news site.