On May 6-7, 2023, Philip Grim, Instructor of Computer Science and Program Lead in undergraduate Computer and Information Sciences, along with Avni Dyer and Sara Frey from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN https://www.pattan.net/), and Jennifer Heidlebaugh from Tri-Valley School district, attended the Identity Inclusive Computer Science Education Summit, which was sponsored by the Alliance for Identity Inclusive Computing Education (AIICE https://identityincs.org/) and hosted by the University of Oregon in Portland.
The summit was attended by four teams of secondary and post-secondary educators from across the country. The first of a series of workshops, the summit was focused on developing and sharing strategies for identifying issues related to identity inclusion in high-school and university computer science education, and developing ways to eliminate bias and barriers and ensuring that computer science education is welcoming to everyone.
AIICE is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with a vision to transform K-16 computing education through identity-inclusive strategies that target people, policies, and practices impacting students, faculty, and staff.
For information about Harrisburg University’s Computer and Information Sciences Bachelor of Science degree program, visit this link.
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