Celebrating Women in STEM | Carol Shaw | US

Celebrating Women in STEM | Carol Shaw

Atari's First Female Video Game Developer, Carol Shaw

Carol Shaw did not let gender barriers hold her back as she entered the world of Computer Science. Right out of college, Carol landed a job at Atari as a Microprocessor Software Engineer, becoming their first female game developer.

"Her interests defied gender stereotypes at an early age, as she enjoyed exploring her brother’s model railroad and excelling in math at school. She remembers: “I was good at math. I entered a bunch of math contests and won awards. Of course people would say, “Gee, you’re good at math – for a girl. That was kind of annoying. Why shouldn’t girls be good at math?”"

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