Leveraging Research to Improve the Experiences of Undergraduate Students of Color in Computing
Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 1:45PM - 2:45PM
While a significant amount of research has focused on efforts to increase women’s representation in computing in recent years, less attention has been paid to the experiences of students of color, and there has been even less of a focus on students with intersecting identities, such as women of color. That said, current research and funding efforts have identified a need for increased knowledge about the experiences of students of color in computing. This workshop focuses on the efforts of a multi-campus research study (i.e., BRAID Research) of undergraduate computing students to address questions relating to the representation and experiences of students of color in computing that we hope will inform broadening participation efforts. Through the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about this research and engage in small and large group conversations about what we are learning about the experiences of students from underrepresented groups. The target audience for this workshop includes students, faculty, and administrators seeking to learn more about research focused on students of color in computing and discussing strategies to utilize this knowledge to create inclusive computing communities.
Linda J. Sax, Professor, UCLA
Kari George, Senior Data Manager, UCLA
Kathleen J. Lehman, Associate Director, BRAID Research, UCLA
Julia Karpicz, Data Analyst, UCLA
Daisy Ramirez, Data Analyst, UCLA