Expanding the Pipeline Column

“Expanding the Pipeline” is a regular column in Computing Research News (CRN). The column serves both as a vehicle for describing projects and issues related to women and underrepresented groups in CS/CSE.

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  • Expanding the Research Pipeline – An update on Scaling the Early Research Scholars Program March 1, 2023
    The Early Research Scholars Program (ERSP), founded by Christine Alvarado in the Computer Science Department at UC San Diego (UCSD), provides authentic research experiences to early undergraduates over one academic year. Since its inception in 2014, the program has transformed the landscape of undergraduate research at UC San Diego by significantly broadening access to research […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: Roadmap of CISE’s Efforts to Broaden Participation in Computing Through the Years February 1, 2023
    This article presents the progress made in Broadening Participation in Computing and calls upon the entire computing community to take on the important goal of addressing underrepresentation in computing disciplines. The post Expanding the Pipeline: Roadmap of CISE’s Efforts to Broaden Participation in Computing Through the Years appeared first on CRN.
  • Expanding the Pipeline: Distributed REsearch Apprenticeships for Master’s (DREAM) October 1, 2022
    The Distributed REsearch Apprenticeships for Master’s (DREAM) is a pilot NSF program being offered by a nationwide consortium of colleges and universities that have created “bridge to MS in CS” programs for students with non-CS bachelor’s degrees.  Schools in the MSCS Pathways to Computing Consortium provide a new pathway for people who studied something other […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: Addressing the distribution of prior experience in CS1 June 2, 2022
    Imagine you walk into Japanese 101 and on the first day the professor asks, “Has anyone taken Japanese before?” and everyone raises their hand but you and a handful of other students. Imagine then that your classmates not only raise their hands but respond to the professor in Japanese!  At age 18, I would have […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: The Context, Importance, and Experience of Writing Departmental BPC Plans May 1, 2022
    Efforts to increase participation from minoritized communities has been going on in earnest for over a decade. Unfortunately, we have yet to expand the group of faculty and staff engaged in these activities and have only made a marginal difference in who is studying computing. This article discusses BPC Plans as an attempt to supplement […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: The SIGCSE 2022 Technical Symposium April 1, 2022
    The SIGCSE 2022 Technical Symposium was a hybrid event with both virtual and in-person participation in Providence, Rhode Island March 2-5. Across the three conference tracks of Computing Education Research, Experience Reports and Tools, and Position and Curricula Initiatives, there were 144 accepted papers. Additionally, there were 15 panels, 9 special sessions, 24 workshops, 15 […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: The Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) March 2, 2022
    In an era of rapidly evolving technology and increasing interconnectedness, full participation in society depends on the successful use of technology. Thus, to ensure equity and participation for people with disabilities, technology must be accessible—we must create and adapt interactive systems to improve access to technology and to the world at large. The University of […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: Design to Disrupt – Making Space for Every Student in CS February 2, 2022
    In 2011, my team of six instructors led a yearlong CS course for 120 Black/Latinx middle-school students in Washington, DC. After first-day introductions, we asked them to name a computer scientist. Despite six Black men/women in front of them, we heard only three names: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. It was then that […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: Recruiting and Retaining Computing Students through Research Experiences for Undergraduates January 1, 2022
    As efforts to broaden computing have become more diverse, inclusive, and just, despite increasing enrollments in computer science, the percentages of historically excluded students have not changed much and many institutions are struggling to retain them. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are designed to introduce undergraduate students to research and present active training opportunities that […]
  • Expanding the Pipeline: Celebrating 10 years of the CRA Data Buddies Project September 1, 2021
    The Data Buddies Project has been running strong since 2010. This article dives into some of the history of the Data Buddies Project and CERP while also highlighting the project over the years. The article concludes with a look into how the project operates today. The post Expanding the Pipeline: Celebrating 10 years of the […]

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Patty LopezPatty Lopez

Intel Corp.

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Soha HassounSoha Hassoun

Tufts University

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