In an effort to increase female student interest in computing we applied and evaluated an interdisciplinary approach at a suburban high school in eastern Los Angeles County, California. Three classes, an IB Environmental Science class, an AP Environmental Science class, and a Computer Science were surveyed to assess attitude changes toward information technology. Results indicated gender differences between the participating classes, and differences before and after the project. Although the project did not uniformly impact the attitude of female high school students, it impacted teachers who are adjusting their teaching methods, an outcome that has a long-term positive influence.
McClintock, Rondalynne M.Ed.; Lee, Yoonmi M.S.; Hilton, June Ph.D.; Hilton, Brian Ph.D.; and Leroy, Gondy Ph.D., "Integrating Environmental Science into Information Technology Content to Generate Student Interest" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 547.