Registration opens in May TAPIA 2020 Dallas,TX September 16-19, 2020

2020 Tapia Conference

Podcasting in Computing - Using Sci-Comm to Broaden Participation

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 4:00PM-5:00PM

In partnership with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) premiered Modern Figures Podcast, which seeks to elevate the voices of black women in computing. This work came on the heels of discussions around the need to highlight the stories of minoritized populations in technology. As our organizations seek to create opportunities for diverse students and faculty, we believe it should also provide space for the stories of their trials, success, challenges, achievement, and perseverance to be shared. Science communication (sci-comm) is how we effectively articulate our work to diverse audiences. The hosts of Modern Figures Podcast present this BoF as an opportunity to discuss ways to engage in non-technical communication to promote the stories of diverse researchers in your domain. We want to learn ways you may be engaged in sci-comm and share our successes with you.

Jeremy A. M. Waisome, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida
Kyla McMullen, Assistant Professor, University of Florida