2021 Academic Alliance Seed Fund Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund recipients! 

  • The College of St. Scholastica Computer Information Systems Department will develop resources to strengthen the community college pathway for underrepresented students in computing. The department will offer two workshops to support faculty and staff in creating welcoming online environments, both in the recruiting process and within undergraduate computing classes. The department will also work to decrease obstacles for students transferring from two-year to four-year computing programs by building partnerships with area community colleges.
    Project Principal Investigators: Tom Gibbons and Jennifer Rosato

  • The Georgia Gwinnett College School of Science and Technology will establish a virtual peer mentoring program to retain underrepresented minority students in Information Technology. The program will support students by fostering a sense of belonging within the discipline and developing the skills and knowledge that help students to persist and progress in computing classes. In addition, the program will allow upper-level students who are serving as mentors to practice communication and leadership skills.
    Project Principal Investigators: Lorraine Jonassen, Hyesung Park, and Wei Ji