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An Honors College Standout

Vanessa Casanas is a woman with a mission: Recruit more women into computer science.

Vanessa Casanas stands out not only for her 3.9 GPA, but the fact she is the lone female honors student graduating Rutgers University-Newark with a major in computer science.

She is not only very aware of that fact, she has made it her mission to recruit more young women into the field.

Casanas teaches computer science to teen girls at an after-school club in Newark. When she chose her senior's thesis, Casanas plunged into researching why so few women have followed her path into computer science. (Read the full story)