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Building upon previous National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research, and research related to STEM persistence and counter-life herstories, this study is part of a larger, longitudinal, mixed-methods sequential, explanatory, NSF CAREER project that examines the influence of community cultural wealth (CCW) on the persistence of Black and Hispanic females in computing majors as they matriculate from middle school into high school, into undergraduate education and into graduate school or the computing workforce. In this preliminary study, Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, CAREER Principal Investigator (PI) is accompanied by Postdoctoral Scholar, Dr. Lillianna Carrera, to illuminate Black and Hispanic women’s educational trajectories and lived experiences that have influenced their persistence in undergraduate computing education at a Hispanic Serving Institution in Texas. Data collection instruments include the reliable ACCEYSS STEM+C majors survey instrument and counter-life herstories interview protocol. To provide an anti-deficit understanding of how Black and Hispanic women access their strengths to survive and resist forms of oppression, the CCW model is utilized as a theoretical framework. The CAREER PI modified the CCW model to include spiritual capital because it serves as a critical source of fortitude and resilience in the Black and Hispanic communities. Research findings will highlight how CCW influences Black and Hispanic women’s persistence in computing education in response to our collective need to better support this population in their attainment and representation in STEM+C disciplines.
ASHFORD-HANSERD, S. A., & Franco Carrera, L. (2022, August), Effects of Community Cultural Wealth on Black and Hispanic Women’s Persistence in P-20 Computing Education Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/42108
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