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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
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Minorities in Engineering, Women in Engineering, and Pre-College Engineering Education
Several high-profile national programs aim to increase diversity of the computing and information technology workforce. Among them, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, now “the world’s largest gathering of women technologists,” is the best known. In contrast, effective regional programs are less well known. Programs involving a half-dozen or more institutions and targeting narrower geographical regions can often be more cost effective than national ones, especially in engaging marginalized populations. This paper stems from a panel in which four academic leaders discuss their experiences organizing and participating in regional programs to increase participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing. The paper reports their responses to questions about goals, costs and benefits, building partnerships, lessons learned, and the impact of their participation in these programs on their careers. Readers will come away with ideas for programs that may be effective in their regional contexts and pointers to resources and information for building the partnerships needed to undertake them.
Dillon, L. K., & Doyle, M., & Ott, L., & Powley, W., & Johnson, A. E. (2020, June), Panel Discussion on Regional Programs to Increase Participation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing: Experiences, Partnerships, and Lessons Learned Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35028
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