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  • Status
    In progress
    Joseph Lyon

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    February 6, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    February 20, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Examine usefulness of ACT tool

    Meta

    Organization
    NCWIT
    Goal tag(s): 
    Outreach
  • Status
    In progress
    Ambareen Siraj

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    March 27, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    March 28, 2015
    Goal statement 
    To bring together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring. Website to regsiter and participate: www.wicys.net

    Meta

    Organization
    Tennessee Tech University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Atlanta
    State
    GA
    Additional Activity Info

    Despite the growing demand and tremendous opportunities in the job market, cybersecurity remains an area where there is significant shortage of skilled professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. Even worse, women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low.
    Through the WiCyS community and activities we expect to raise awareness about the importance and nature of cybersecurity career. We hope to generate interest among students to consider cybersecurity as a viable and promising career option.
    With support from National Science Foundation, Award #1303441 (Capacity Building in Cybersecurity: Broadening Participation of Women In Cybersecurity through the Women in Cybersecurity Conference and Professional Development), WiCyS is an effort to bring together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOrganizational ChangeOutreachReducing Unconscious BiasMentoringAdvising/CounselingRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Tracey Lanham

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 3, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 3, 2014
    Goal statement 
    To utilize paired programming techniques with teaching mother/daughter pairs and big sister/little sister pairs the constructs of programming with the Scratch program.

    Meta

    Organization
    Hodges University's WITH US (Women in Technology, Hodges University Students) Group
    Department
    Fisher School of Technology
    City
    Fort Myers
    State
    FL
    Additional Activity Info

    We used the Scratch program to deliver a unique paired programming experience for mothers, daughters, and sisters. Providing workbooks of activities, we challenged the participants to learn basic functionality of the Scratch program and then apply the skill sets they learned to build a unique program that solved a problem within their life or community. Allowing the participants time to work through a set of standard skills activities gave them the confidence they needed to embrace the end project where they needed to apply critical thinking skills in addition to their newly learned programming skills. Pairing the participants with family members gave them quality time to spend together working on a mutual project with the expectation that they would encourage each other to get involved with additional programming activities after the lunch and learn.

    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachMentoringRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Jen Rosato

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Educate faculty about mindset research and its impact on student motivation and achievement. Faculty incorporate growth mindset activities in their classrooms.

    Meta

    Organization
    College of St. Scholastica
    Department
    CIS/CS
    Additional Activity Info

    Purchased EducatorKit site license from MindsetWorks and the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. Host a kickoff meeting for the online training to make sure everyone can get registered and logged into the online course. Walk through the introduction model and distribute books. Send reminder emails about the training each week. Host a follow up meeting, including an annotated bibliography of relevant research. Provide stipends or other incentive for implementing a change in the classroom. Assess change in mindset by administering pre/post mindset surveys to faculty and students.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Cheryl Swanier

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    December 6, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2014
    Goal statement 
    In a concerted effort to broaden participation in computer science, a presentation was given to the Freshman Class at Fort Valley State University about why they should major in computer science.

    Meta

    Organization
    Fort Valley State University
    Department
    Mathematics and Computer Science
    City
    Fort Valley
    State
    GA
    Additional Activity Info

    In an effort to recruit, retain, and release students in computer science at Fort Valley State University, a few computer science students and I decided to give an exciting presentation about “Changing the Face of Technology.” Approximately, 245 students participated in this forum as we shared with the freshmen orientation class why computer science needs them and why they should either major or minor in computer science. The students who presented were able to talk about their research and internship experiences.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/Counseling
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Doug Blank

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    November 19, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 19, 2017
    Goal statement 
    Create materials for students to use to easily transition into CS1, and beyond. Materials should including interesting contexts, such as robots and art, to attract them to authentic and stimulating topics.

    Meta

    Organization
    Bryn Mawr College
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Bryn Mawr
    State
    PA
    Additional Activity Info

    We have developed software that allows multiple languages to use robots with cameras, and make interesting art, animations, and games.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Maureen Doyle

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    February 8, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Host a regional conference for technical women from the general KY area and Cincinnati.

    Meta

    Organization
    Northern Kentucky University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Highland Heights
    State
    KY
    Additional Activity Info

    This conference is coordinated by faculty from many area universities

    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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

    Activity Start Date: 
    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

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    In progress
    Margaret Burnett

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    Not yet started
    Kiran Bellam

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    Completed!
    Pat Morreale

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    April 10, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 29, 2013
    Goal statement 
    The CS Department newsletter should highlight the accomplishments of undergraduate women.

    Meta

    Organization
    Kean University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Union
    State
    NJ
    Additional Activity Info

    Each semester, the CS Department prepares a newsletter for digital and print distribution. The accomplishments of undergraduate women will be featured and discussed.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreach
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Doug Blank

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    Completed!
    Daniela Marghitu

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 30, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 30, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Recruiting and retaining girls in computer science with a focus on special needs and underserved girls.

    Meta

    Organization
    Auburn University
    Department
    Computer Science & Software Engineering
    City
    Auburn
    State
    AL
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachReducing Unconscious BiasMentoringAdvising/CounselingEvaluatingRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Maureen Doyle

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    Adrienne Harrell

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    October 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    March 1, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Contribute to advancing meaningful participation of women in IT, by doing the following: - Applying for funding to support women in computer science - Serving on Aspirations committee for my region - Talk, use, refer others to NCWIT resources - Reach out to local CC in my region in my role as ELC Chair to advance/encourage participation of community college women in CS and IT

    Meta

    Organization
    Baskin School of Engineering
    Department
    Undergraduate Student Affairs
    City
    Santa Cruz
    State
    CA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Amy Banic

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    August 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 1, 2014

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Wyoming
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Laramie
    State
    WY
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachEvaluatingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    In progress
    Kate Lockwood

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 26, 2013

    Meta

    Organization
    California State University - Monterey Bay
    Department
    Information Technology & Communication Design
    City
    Seaside
    State
    CA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach

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