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About The ADA Project (TAP)
October 1st, 2005: The Ada Project (TAP) is relaunched by Women@SCS at Carnegie Mellon University! All links and pages have been updated, and we are excited about hosting this site. Please let us know if you wish to add a link or find any broken links.

March 2005: The TAP site was moved to Carnegie Mellon University, under the supervision of Women@SCS Director Carol Frieze.

Summer 1999: The TAP site was moved to Mills College, under the supervision of Ellen Spertus.

March 5th, 1995: TAP becomes an official volunteer project of the ACM Committee on the Status of Women. This committee, chaired by Dr. Denise Gurer and Dr. Tracy Camp, supports volunteer projects on women's issues in computer science.

July 1st, 1994: The TAP site was opened and announced. TAP was developed by Elisabeth Freeman and Susanne Hupfer at Yale University.

Selected Articles about TAP
  • Freeman, Elisabeth and Hupfer, Susanne. TAP: Tapping Internet Resources for Women in Computer Science, Society of Women Engineers Hartford Section newsletter, August 1997.

  • Freeman, Elisabeth and Hupfer, Susanne. The Ada Project: A Web Site for Women in Computing, Educom Review, March/April, 1996.
    (Educom is a Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities seeking to transform education through the use of information technology.)

  • Moran, John. A Matter of Survival: Web Site Seeks to Reverse Women's Declining Interest in Computer Science, The Hartford Courant, Dec. 28, 1995.

    Also appeared in:
    The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 2, 1996
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 7, 1996
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Montreal Gazette, Jan. 8, 1996
    The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN, Jan. 30, 1996

  • Shelton, Jim. Woman-Friendly: Yale Grad Students Create a Place on the World Wide Web Where Women Can Learn and Share Computer Info, New Haven Register, Sept. 25, 1995. (View Photo)

  • Freeman, Elisabeth and Hupfer, Susanne, TAP: The Ada Project. Tapping Internet Resources for Women in Computer Science, Yale Omnibus Computing Newspaper, Sept. 1995.

  • Freeman, Elisabeth and Hupfer, Susanne, TAP: Tapping Internet Resources for Women in Computing, Communications of the ACM, Jan. 1995, Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 44.

Places TAP has Received Mention
  • Listed at the Microsoft Visitor Center (formerly the Microsoft Museum).

  • Rated a gold site by NetGuide.

  • Rated a 3-star site by the Magellan Internet Guide.

  • Named "Cool Website of the Week" by The Times Union, Albany, NY, Jan. 10, 1996

  • Maier, Thomas. Girl Talk: Boys, Music and the Web. Newsday, February 20, 1996.

  • Ligh, Peter. Females make up only seven of 68 computer science majors. Yale Daily News, January 30, 1996, New Haven, CT.

  • DeBare, Ilana. Women in Computing: Logged On or Left Out?. A Sacramento Bee Special Report, Jan. 21, 1996.

  • Engler, Natalie. Women Helping Women: Making Connections, Women in Computing in 1996: A Special Report of the McGraw-Hill Companies, January 1996.

  • Women's Voices. NetGuide Magazine, Dec. 1, 1995.

  • Ruiting, Liu. PC Magazine Chinese Edition, Dec. 1995. (TAP is mentioned in an article about Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and other women of computer science, including Chinese women of computer science.)

  • Web Welcomes Women: Offerings Belie "Men-Only" Image, Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 9, 1995.

  • Llanos, Miguel. Women's Resources Available on Major Online Services, The Seattle Times, July 9, 1995.

  • Graduate Women in Science magazine, Spring 1995.

  • The Uphill Struggle: No Rose Garden for Women in Engineering, IEEE Spectrum, May 1995. pp. 40-50.

  • Connecticut magazine, May 1995, p. 45.

  • King, Elizabeth. U.S. Women Cutting Swath in Cyberspace, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 6, 1995.

  • IEEE "The Institute" (supplement to IEEE Spectrum), Vol. 18, No. 9, Dec. 1994.

  • Association for Women in Mathematics newsletter, Sept. 1994.

  • Elmegreen, Debra, editor. American Astronomical Society (AAS) Committee on the Status of Women newsletter, July 14, 1994.

  • Scout Report, July 8, 1994. (The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information Services to the US research and education community; it highlights selected online resources and network news.)

  • EDUCOM Listserv, July 1994.

  • Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (WICSE) newsletter, U.C. Berkeley, July 1994.

TAP appears in the following Internet-related books