Center for Broadening Participation in Computing
The Morehouse College Center for Broadening Participation in Computing aims to increase the participation of Blacks and other underrepresented and marginalized groups in the computing workforce, reduce the harm done by emerging technologies to members of society, and decrease disparities among disenfranchised groups through the tech ecosystem. Led by Dr. Kinnis Gosha, The Center represents a fusion of five distinct programs in alignment with the center's overall mission. Those programs at Morehouse include the Morehouse Software Engineering Degree Program, the Morehouse Culturally Relevant Computing Lab, the Information Technology Industry Council + Morehouse College Innovation Advisory Board, the National Science Foundation- funded “Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences” (#2216622) grant and a series of core programs.
The Center for Broadening Participation in Computing will help ensure that people of color remain the drivers of ingenuity they have always been, especially as we navigate the boundaryless open range of the scientific and technological frontier,” said David A. Thomas, Ph.D., Morehouse College president. “A cutting-edge STEM education, infused with a top-tier liberal arts foundation and close engagement with leaders in the field, will provide talented students with a one-of-a-kind experience that will make them uniquely prepared to be global leaders of innovation.”
The Center represents a fusion of four distinct programs at Morehouse College, including the Morehouse Software Engineering Degree Program, the Morehouse Culturally Relevant Computing Lab, and the National Science Foundation-funded Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences. As part of its outreach, the Center will develop a collaborative conference to share research and strategies with peers in higher education and the tech industry.
Black Issue in Computing Education Symposium 2024
The Black Issues in Computing Education (BICE) Symposium is the premier venue for research on innovation, challenges, and best practices as it relates to Blacks in postsecondary computing education. The first instance of this symposium will be guided by our theme, “Navigating through a Sea of Change.” The in-person conference will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with opportunities for attendees and presenters to participate in sessions, networking, and collaborative discussions. The dates of the symposium are February 1-3, 2024. For more information, please reach out to Dr. Kinnis Gosha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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