Please do this as a group assignment, meaning you actually get together after you’ve watched this week’s videos.
I’ve assigned each of you into a small group for this assignment (the groups will shuffle around for future assignments so you’ll get to work with many of your colleagues). You can see which group you’re in by clicking the Groups icon in the left navbar of bCourses.
Arrange to have a group discussion of 30 minutes or so (in person if at all possible!) around the topics below, and briefly write out and submit the main points that emerged from the discussion of these questions (1 submission per group). As a motivation, Prof. Fox will reimburse up to $5 per student ($20 per group) if you want to have coffee or a snack together while discussing. Please have one person pay and have all participants sign the back of the receipt. Bring it to class and I'll reimburse you!
We’ll kick off this week’s discussion by having one person from each group present a brief (a minute or less) spoken summary of those main points. The person who presents should be the “group leader” as randomly chosen by bCourses. Everyone will get to present before the semester is over!
Themes for group discussion:
- The Queen of Code video states that part of Admiral Hopper’s success as a woman in the male-dominated military was to deploy charm as well as talent ("sugar vs vinegar"). Are there male executives who are highly regarded as effective and are perceived this way? Why (or why not) do you think this is?
- Did Admiral Hopper abdicate her role as a role model for women in STEM?