SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

Reach Forward, Reach Back – Using Peer Based Programs to Broaden Participation in Computer Science

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 5:00PM - 6:00PM



This session will focus on peer based programs designed to broaden participation in Computer Science. Faculty, staff, and students from UC Berkeley’s department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will focus on peer led programs that have resulted in an increase in the number of women and underrepresented minorities in the department, including peer mentorship programs and implicit bias training. Participants will hear best practices for peer based programs in computer science with an emphasis on evaluation and training for peer leaders. Participants will also learn about how to replicate these programs on their own campuses.

BOF Organizers:
Armando Fox, UC Berkeley
Tiffany Reardon, UC Berkeley
Regina Eckert, UC Berkeley
Vasuki Narasimha Swamy, UC Berkeley