Giving Back While Moving Forward: Sharing Strategies for Integrating Research and Action for Equity and Inclusion into Your Computing Education and Career
Friday, September 20, 2019 — 4:00PM-5:00PM
The current CS for All movement reflects a need to provide opportunities for every person to learn computer science, as a matter of equity. Many students and faculty have a desire to contribute to society; since access to computing education is limited, finding ways to use computing to give back is particularly valuable. In this session, we will discuss strategies for individual students and faculty to develop and lead efforts focused on improving inclusion, equity, and diversity in computing. Exemplary student-led efforts include peer mentoring, peer tutoring, K12 outreach, socially relevant research opportunities, and service learning. In this BoF, we invite students and faculty to seek and share resources that can lower the barriers for students to engage in outreach and research for broadening participation in computing. We will also discuss strategies for choosing projects that leverage local resources and opportunities, promote personal professional development, and contribute to institutional improvement.