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  • Status
    In progress
    Amy Csizmar Dalal

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    October 3, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Invite more diverse speakers to participate in our weekly department colloquium.

    Meta

    Organization
    Carleton College
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Northfield
    Additional Activity Info
    We want to demonstrate, to current and prospective undergraduate CS students, the diversity of the field by ensuring out colloquium speakers reflect this diversity. We will do this by inviting more women and underrepresented minorities as speakers in our weekly department colloquium. Our goal is at least one speaker per term to start. We will use existing department and college funds to attract speakers.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Vida Winans

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    September 28, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 23, 2013

    Meta

    Organization
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Department
    Dept. of Computer Science
    City
    Chicago
    State
    IL
    Additional Activity Info
    5 Saturday afternoons
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Kiran Bellam

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 11, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 11, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    To motivate high school students to start coding and to encourage them to pursue stem disciplines in college.

    Meta

    Organization
    Prairie View A & M University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Prairie View
    State
    TX
    Additional Activity Info
    To introduce high school girls to programming by making them work on fun projects.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Scott McCrickard

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Virginia Tech will support 12 Aspirations Affiliate Awards by the end of December 2014.

    Meta

    Organization
    Virginia Tech
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Blacksburg
    State
    VA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 10, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    We are trying to get 10 female students to visit their high school alma maters when they go home for the holiday break.

    Meta

    Organization
    UC Santa Cruz
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Santa Cruz
    State
    CA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 13, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Providing more community for the women in classes where there are small numbers of women.

    Meta

    Organization
    UC Santa Cruz
    Department
    Computer Science
    Goal tag(s): 
    Retaining
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Maureen Doyle

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 13, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Working with our Women In Informatics student group to attend the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. We are planning on a talent show and laser tag events.

    Meta

    Organization
    Northern Kentucky University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Highland Heights
    State
    KY
    Additional Activity Info
    The student group will run the activities and I will help with logistics, support and recruiting folks to attend the events.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Sharon Mason

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 13, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Deliver a roadshow for high school students.

    Meta

    Organization
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    City
    Rochester
    State
    NY
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Maureen Doyle

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    August 15, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 15, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Host College Immersion program for high school girls introducing them to computer science.

    Meta

    Organization
    Northern Kentucky University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Highland Heights
    State
    MA
    Additional Activity Info
    Camp was held last year and done again.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachEvaluatingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    In progress
    Margaret Burnett

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 13, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Make sure faculty & TAs are mindful of stereotype threat and doing things appropriate to guard against it in their classes.

    Meta

    Organization
    Oregon State University
    Department
    School of EECS
    City
    Corvallis
    State
    OR
    Additional Activity Info
    Giving instructions at faculty meetings and the "how to TA" classes.
    Goal tag(s): 
    Retaining
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Jennifer Rosato

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 20, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    Visit 5 high schools in 2013-2014 Fall - Develop road show, make connections to schools Spring - Deliver road show

    Meta

    Organization
    College of St. Scholastica
    Department
    Computer Information Systems
    City
    Duluth
    State
    MN
    Additional Activity Info
    Apply for ES grant.  Collaborate with Iron Range Engineering.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Doug Blank

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    December 9, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 13, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Engage local Bryn Mawr College community in an "hour of code" during CS Ed week. #csedweek

    Meta

    Organization
    Bryn Mawr College
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Bryn Mawr
    State
    PA
    Additional Activity Info
    Provide materials and space for community to stop by the computer science department and learn a bit about CS and the department.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Felicia Doswell

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    July 15, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 15, 2014

    Meta

    Organization
    Norfolk State University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Norfolk
    State
    VA
    Additional Activity Info
    Develop and submit a grant to accomplish Outreach activities that will engage women in computing. The intent is to develop activities in the area of information assurance that will interest women, pilot the activities through a summer workshop. Recruitment and Retention will be a goal of this activity.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachEvaluating
  • Status
    In progress
    Sara Hernandez

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    September 1, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    To work with the newly established chapter of ACSU-W to secure internal and external sources of funding to support their participation in Grace Hopper.

    Meta

    Organization
    Cornell University
    Department
    Diversity Programs in Engineering
    City
    Ithaca
    State
    NY
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    In progress
    Dawn Laux

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 1, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Develop a sustainable funding model to send our students to Grace Hopper annually for the purpose of retention and recruitment.

    Meta

    Organization
    Purdue University
    Department
    Computer & Information Technology
    City
    West Lafayette
    State
    IN
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining
  • Status
    In progress
    Rubby Casallas

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    June 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    To develop awareness about the issues of not having enough women in computing.

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Los Andes
    Department
    System and Computing Engineering
    City
    Bogota
    Additional Activity Info
    We are working on translating to Spanish some of the resources. We have a website (in-progress) mjueresencomutacion.uniandes.edu.co
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Sajid Hussain

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    August 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 31, 2016
    Goal statement: 
    Transform curriculum of introductory CS courses to retain and increase CS majors.

    Meta

    Organization
    Fisk University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Nashville
    State
    TN
    Additional Activity Info
    - Revise curriculum of CS 101 - Use Python & visual programs - Course embedded projects
    Goal tag(s): 
    Retaining
  • Status
    In progress
    Ellen Momsen

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    March 25, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 31, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Existing summer camp for high school girls will include motivating computer science activities in 2013.

    Meta

    Organization
    Oregon State University
    Department
    Engineering
    City
    Corvallis
    State
    OR
    Additional Activity Info
    20 high school girls will attend a week long residential camp. We have engineering and science activities planned, but haven't introduced participants to CS (in the past).
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Susan Martin

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    August 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    As part of UMBC' CWITS' efforts to improve the gender climate in the college of Engineering & IT, I/we will distribute NCWIT resources to faculty and staff at UMBC.

    Meta

    Organization
    Center for Women in Technology
    Department
    CWIT
    City
    Baltimore
    State
    MD
    Additional Activity Info
    - Create list of NCWIT publications to be shared - ID timeline for distributing - Distribution list/plan - Host conversations about resources
    Goal tag(s): 
    Retaining
  • Status
    In progress
    Virginia Figueroa

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    February 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 15, 2013
    Goal statement: 
    Double the number of females that enter the different engineering programs.

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
    Department
    College of Engineering - Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs
    City
    Mayaguez
    Additional Activity Info
    - Roadshow in a Box - Sisters in Facebook - Grace Hopper Conference
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachRaising Awareness

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