Inspiring Diverse Women in Computer Science Research
Friday, September 20, 2019 — 10:40AM - 11:40AM
In 2018 Google created the ExploreCSR program that funds 15 research focused workshops for undergraduate women. The stated goal for the program is to “help undergraduate women to enhance their research skills, create a sense of community with peers and faculty, instill confidence to problem solve beyond the classroom, and inspire and motivate them toward careers in research.” At least four of these programs strongly recruit women of color and/or women with disabilities. This panel will explore the experiences of women of color and/or with disabilities in these four ExploreCSR workshops. These experiences present a window on how intersectionality plays a role in the motivation of these women to pursue research and/or graduate degrees. How do their identities, backgrounds and roles in society drive these women in one direction or another? The discussion will include strategies for including women of color and/or with disabilities in advanced research and to increase their motivation to do so.
Brianna Blaser, Counselor/Coordinator, University of Washington
Martine Ceberio, Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
Latifa Jackson, Assistant Professor, Howard University
Nayda Santiago, Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
Richard Ladner, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington