Registration is open! Virtual Tapia 2020! September 16-19, 2020

2020 Tapia Conference

Increasing Diversity in Computing: Sharing of Good Practices

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (Central Time) — 1:30PM - 2:15PM

This panel will provide an opportunity for representatives from the NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances and other organizations to share their good practices about increasing diversity in computing. The NSF BPC Alliances were established to increase the number and diversity of college graduates in the computing and computationally-intensive disciplines. The Alliances are national and regional collaborations of academic institutions, educators, professional societies, community organizations, and industry partners. The panel will begin with an introduction to the following NSF BPC Alliances and other organizations: AccessComputing, CAHSI, CMD-IT, CRA-W, ECEP, IAAMCS, NCWIT, and STARS. Each panelist will be given two minutes to share information about the organization and how the programs have broadened participation in computing. Each organization will be given one round table for interaction with attendees. After the introduction, the audience will be invited to join the particular round table of the organization of interest to get more details about the organization and its programs. After 15 minutes, the audience will be invited to visit a new table. This will be done until the end of the session. Hence, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about different organizations via a world cafe setting.

Valerie Taylor, Richard Ladner, Ann Gates, Rose Robinson, Ayanna Howard, Carol Fletcher, Juan Gilbert, Jannie Fernandez, Jamie Payton,