ReFraming & ReImagining the Experiences of Doctoral Women of Color in Computing
Thursday, September 17, 2020 — 2:45PM - 3:30PM
This workshop highlights the best practices that emerged as part The Niela Project, an ongoing NSF-funded research initiative (Award Number: EEC 1648332) that has provided an in-depth understanding of the experiences of women of color in computing, a group that is often overlooked. The workshop will focus on increasing awareness and understanding of best practices women of color adapt to thrive in computing. This workshop is designed to be interactive and informative of pressing issues impacting the experiences women of color in computing. The session will begin with presenting enrollment and retention data about women of color in computing. Then participants will join a small group to review and discuss a case study or critical incident from a thriving doctoral woman of color in computing. These case studies and critical incidents will serve as a catalyst for engagement and aims to increase participants’ understanding of the experiences of women of color. Following the case studies and critical incidents, the presenters will lead a discussion that focuses on best practices that emerged from The Niela Project. At the end of the workshop, students will learn successful strategies women of color use to navigate graduate programs; and faculty and administrators will gain research knowledge and knowledge about the experiences of women of color to design better practices and policies that aim at effectively broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in computing disciplines in graduate programs.
Sharnnia Artis Artis, Marjorie Shavers, Stacie LeSure