It is part of the work of education to have substantive relationships with your students.
I wanted to find ways for colleges and universities to become involved with public schools to help young people prepare for college.
Computer games tend to be boys’ games, warlike games with more violence. We have not spent enough time thinking through how to encourage more girls to be involved in computing before coming to college so they can see a possible career in information technology.
Rich kids work hard. Most black kids aren’t working hard enough.
When you give of yourself, it’s draining.
In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science.
There is something exciting about being in an environment in which it’s really cool to be smart.
What people don’t realize is that everybody needs support, one way or another.
It is exciting to work with students thinking about issues of the day, from closing the achievement gap to finding a cure for cancer.