Computer Science & Engineering Earns Female Diversity Award

EA's Computer Science and Engineering department has again been recognized for its work in expanding interest in AP Computer Science classes for female students.

EA is one of 199 schools awarded the 2021 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. The department is recognized for its 2021 AP Computer Science A course- where 13 of the 25 students enrolled in the class were female.

This marks the second consecutive year that EA has won the award. In 2020, the award was given for EA's AP Computer Science Principles course where- 36 out of 69 students were female.

"As a department, we are proud to win this award for the AP Computer Science A course which historically is a male-dominated class. We are only one of a handful of schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania to win the award this year," said Computer Science and Engineering Department Chair Matt Memmo, Hon.

"Through your leadership in diversifying computer science education, you're preparing your female students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of society's most challenging problems," reads the award letter from the College Board. "This honor recognizes the outstanding work your school is doing to engage more female students in computer science."

EA Middle School students have six computer science class offerings, including the required course for 6th graders. There are eight courses available for Upper School students.

Review the complete list of award recipients here.

Learn more about EA's Computer Science and Engineering programming in a recent episode of the EA podcast, EA Unlocked.