Mathematics and Computer Science
In 2017, women made up only 26 percent of the computing workforce, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Professors Betsy Sanders and Brian Larkins of Rhodes’ Department of Mathematics and Computer Science say they hope that with programs such as Camp Codette, that percentage will surge in the future.
A physics major and math minor, Eleanor Hook is interested in all aspects of these subjects, from research to local outreach to legislative policy.
Goldwater Scholar and award recipient from the Women in Aerospace Foundation, physics and mathematics double major McKenna Davis '18 sets her sights on the field of aerospace.
They are Mary Cat Cleavinger, Will Clinton, India Nikotich, Ryan Rosenkrantz, and Cody Stockton, who are all juniors.
Austin Barringer ’19, a math major from Danville, KY, brings something different to the table when it comes to Rhodes College’s improvisational comedy troupe, Contents Under Pressure (CUP). Out of the 14 students in CUP, he’s the only one pursuing a STEM major.
They are seniors Casey Middleton, Erin Deery, Jordan Ankersen, and Cailey Kesselring, mentored by Professor Erin Bodine.
College Raptor, an online resource that helps prospective college students explore college options, recently ranked Rhodes No. 10 among schools across the country as a “Hidden Gem for Women in STEM.”