Term of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Information Technology

Committee Chair

Elizabeth Rasnick

Committee Member 1

Cheryl Aasheim

Committee Member 2

Russell Thackston


This research was conducted as a thesis project to study what roles women have played in information technology over time, how those roles have changed over time, and what caused those roles to change. It was also to study how personal life experiences may have affected their roles and careers in the technology field. Influential women in IT of the past were studied and compared to determine any common factors between them.

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