Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Andres Figueroa

Second Advisor

Dr. Angela Chapman

Third Advisor

Dr. John Abraham


Irish, Rodger, Using Pedagogical Tools to Help Hispanics Be Successful in Computer Science. Master of Science (MS), July 2017, 68 pp., 4 tables, 2 figures, references 48 titles. Computer science (CS) jobs are a growing field and pay a living wage, but the Hispanics are underrepresented in this field. This project seeks to give an overview of several contributing factors to this problem. It will then explore some possible solutions to this problem and how a combination of some tools (teaching methods) can create the best possible outcome. It is my belief that this approach can produce successful Hispanics to fill the needed jobs in the CS field. Then the project will test its hypothesis. I will discuss the tools used to measure progress both in the affective and the cognitive domains. I will show how the decision to run a Computer Club was reached and the results of the research. The conclusion will summarize the results and tell of future research that still needs to be done.


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