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Developing Career Self-Efficacy of Researchers in Human-Centered Computing through Scholarship Support (Experience)

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Minorities in Engineering Division Technical Session 3

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Minorities in Engineering

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15

DOI

10.18260/1-2--32638

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https://peer.asee.org/32638

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Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome University of Florida

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Dr. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering Department at the University of Florida (UF) and Project Manager of the National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance: The Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS). She works in the Human Experience Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, where she conducts research on broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing (STEM+C). Due to her advocacy for diversifying the STEM+C space through evidence-based methods, program support, and mentoring, Dr. Waisome was appointed to serve as Special Assistant to the UF Dean of the Graduate School in the Division of Graduate Student Affairs.

Dr. Waisome earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UF. During her studies, she became passionate about issues of equity, access, and inclusion in engineering and computing and worked to develop programs and activities that supported diverse students in these disciplines.

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Kyla McMullen University of Florida

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Dr. Kyla McMullen earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where she was also a Meyerhoff Scholar. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan (2007-2012). While earning her Ph.D. she was also a faculty member at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At Wayne State University she taught computer literacy courses to over 2,000 students. Professor McMullen is the first underrepresented woman to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is currently a tenure-track faculty member at the University of Florida’s Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering Department. Dr. McMullen has a personal commitment to encouraging women and minorities to pursue careers in computing and other STEM fields. She is the author of "Beautiful, Black, and Brainy" and "Brilliant is the New Black" which showcase hundreds of exceptional young African Americans who excel in STEM fields and don't fit the typical "scientist" stereotype.

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Tiffanie R. Smith University of Florida

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Tiffanie R. Smith is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Florida studying Human Centered Computing in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in 2013. Her research interests include educational technologies, culturally relevant education, and broadening minority participation in STEM.

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Simone A. Smarr University of Florida

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Simone Smarr is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida. Through her involvement in the Human Experience Research lab, Simone has pursued topics including CS education, learning technology and culturally relevant computing. Using these topics she hopes to bridge computing, culture and education through learning technologies. Simone is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science.

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Juan E. Gilbert University of Florida

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Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor & Chairman of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida where he leads the Human-Experience Research Lab.

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Abstract

In 2014, an American land-grant research university in the South began a new cycle of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S–STEM) grant entitled the Human-Centered Computing Scholars (HCCS): Fostering a New Generation of Underrepresented and Financially Disadvantaged Researchers. This project was a continuation of NSF Grant No. 1060545, which supported students at this university, originally funded in 2011. The HCCS program sought to advance doctoral students’ career self–efficacy by financial support, offering opportunities for students to participate in career-based advising sessions, professional development, and other work-related experiences, informed by Gardner (2006) that suggests that doctoral students pass through three phases (entry, candidacy, and completion) as they matriculate through their programs. The model employed acknowledges that both supportive and challenging experiences are present at each phase and can positively or negatively influence doctoral student outcomes. Thus, the HCCS program includes critical learning opportunities within each phase of their studies which are presented in this work.

Waisome, J. A. M., & McMullen, K., & Smith, T. R., & Smarr, S. A., & Gilbert, J. E. (2019, June), Developing Career Self-Efficacy of Researchers in Human-Centered Computing through Scholarship Support (Experience) Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32638

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