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Board 283: Expanding and Sustaining Education Programs beyond the Nsf Support Period

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Shasta Ihorn San Francisco State University

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Shasta Ihorn is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on equity and diversity in STEM.

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Anagha Kulkarni San Francisco State University

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Anagha Kulkarni is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at San Francisco State University. Her research investigates problems at the intersection of information retrieval (IR), natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning (ML). Her work a

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Michael Savvides San Francisco State University


Ilmi Yoon

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Professor Ilmi Yoon, Professor of Computer Science at San Francisco State University (SFSU), is an expert in gamification and game development, particularly in interactive media, 3D over the Internet, and network information visualization. She has collabo

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Sustainability and scaling of grant-funded education initiatives is a persistent challenge for investigators (Wu et al., 2021). The ability of any NSF-funded program to have a significant, long-term impact, however, is contingent upon its capacity to maintain and institutionalize its benefits. The proposed paper will outline how the most successful components of an NSF-funded interdisciplinary computing program have been scaled-up to create widespread improvements in computer science education at one university. Findings from this interdisciplinary computing program have contributed to the development of eight additional large-scale, NSF- and foundation-funded projects that focus on increasing equity and diversity in computing through the use of peer mentoring, career-building and professional development, and evidence-based teaching practices, including real-world applications of course material. We will discuss in detail the process of innovating around early findings to expand and institutionalize program components and secure further grant funding. Lessons learned will also be reviewed, with a special focus on the role of flexibility and collaboration with faculty from different departments and with local industry professionals.

Ihorn, S., & Kulkarni, A., & Savvides, M., & Yoon, I. (2023, June), Board 283: Expanding and Sustaining Education Programs beyond the Nsf Support Period Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42765

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