A June 2015 Newsweek report featured Harvey Mudd College’s efforts to counter this trend. Rather than pure programming, its introductory computer science course has been reworked to focus more on creative-problem solving and the wealth of opportunities within the field. The school also lessened the intimidation factor by splitting the course into two sections based on the incoming student’s prior programming experience. The result? Within four years, the college went from 10% to 40% of women electing to major in the subject.