NCWIT's Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

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  • Status
    In progress
    Rick Adrion

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 31, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 2, 2013
    Goal statement 
    In my own lab and through REU site, I have recruited several women (undergraduate and graduate) to participate in research. The goal is to interest them in continuing (or succeeding) in grad school.

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Amherst
    State
    MA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/Counseling
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Leen-Kiat Soh

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    October 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    March 1, 2014
    Goal statement 
    - Outreach to high school teachers - Appreciate our students

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Nebraska
    Department
    Computer Science & Engineering
    City
    Lincoln
    State
    NE
    Additional Activity Info

    Would like to have all of our faculty do this and also our affiliate colleagues for other disciplines who care about Computer Science and also students involved in our current activities.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
  • Status
    In progress
    Giti Javidi

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 26, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 1, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Focus on stereotype.

    Meta

    Organization
    Virginia State University
    Department
    Math and Computer Science
    City
    Petersburg
    State
    VA
    Goal tag(s): 
    Raising Awareness
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Cheryl Swanier

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 15, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 15, 2013
    Goal statement 
    To publish an article on the computing workshops that were conducted.

    Meta

    Organization
    Fort Valley State University
    Department
    Mathematics & Computer Science
    City
    Fort Valley
    State
    GA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachRaising Awareness
  • Status
    In progress
    Sharon Mason

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 18, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 18, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Promote the professional development of women computing students

    Meta

    Organization
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Department
    College of Computing & Information Sciences
    City
    Rochester
    State
    NY
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/CounselingEvaluating
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Sharon Burlingame

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    August 15, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 15, 2014
    Goal statement 
    I would like to implement a realistic C4C initiative designed to increase the positive perception of high school counselors, high school girls & their parents/guardians that think computing and/or IT careers are a great choice.

    Meta

    Organization
    Pellissippi State Community College
    Department
    Business and Computer Technology
    City
    Knoxville
    State
    TN
    Additional Activity Info

    Involve peer faculty; school recruiters, advisors; enrollment professionals.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Bobby Schnabel

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Publish an article that highlights Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing Strategies.

    Meta

    Organization
    Indiana University
    Department
    School of Informatics and Computing
    City
    Bloomington
    State
    IN
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    Completed!
    Sandra Lavallee

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    September 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 15, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Attract and retain more women to my program. I currently have only one or two.

    Meta

    Organization
    Lakes Region Community College
    Department
    Computer Technologies
    City
    Laconia
    State
    NH
    Additional Activity Info

    Create a local chapter of NCWIT

    Goal tag(s): 
    Recruiting
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Cindy Tucker

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 26, 2013
    Goal statement 
    To obtain funding for a student group to improve recruitment and retention of women in IT.

    Meta

    Organization
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College
    Department
    Computer & Information Technology
    City
    Lexington
    State
    KY
    Additional Activity Info

    We have a new ACM-W student chapter. We seek funding to inspire our current students and to seek ways to increase women in our majors.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining
  • Status
    In progress
    Laurie Patterson

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    September 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 31, 2013
    Goal statement 
    We had our largest graduating class of women.

    Meta

    Organization
    University of North Carolina - Wilmington
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Wilmington
    State
    NC
    Goal tag(s): 
    Recruiting
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Theresa Steinbach

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 19, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 15, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Develop a sustainable program to connect community college women with our undergraduate students.

    Meta

    Organization
    DePaul University
    Department
    School of Computing
    City
    Chicago
    State
    IL
    Additional Activity Info

    Submit proposal by 10/15/13.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Sangeeta Gad

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    August 31, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Increase number of females majoring in CS.

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Houston - Downtown
    Department
    Computer and Mathematical Sciences
    City
    Houston
    State
    TX
    Additional Activity Info

    Select a faculty to write a proposal with to create a project to work with high school girls in the summer.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingAdvising/Counseling
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Bo Sun

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    October 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 30, 2013
    Goal statement 
    To include more women in my research.

    Meta

    Organization
    Lincoln University
    Department
    Math and Computer Science
    City
    Chester County
    State
    PA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingAdvising/CounselingRaising Awareness
  • Status
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    December 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 1, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Promote activities with the goal of increasing women enrolled in CS major & CS minor programs to 33%.

    Meta

    Organization
    Villanova University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Villanova
    State
    PA
    Additional Activity Info

    Use both inreach and outreach to show the importance of computing in virtually all contexts.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
  • Status
    In progress
    Ellen Momsen

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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
    Melanie Williamson

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    August 1, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Our AA goal will be to apply for seed money to recruit and retain women in our department and to the computing programs.

    Meta

    Organization
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College
    Department
    Computer & Information Technology
    City
    Lexington
    State
    KY
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining
  • Status
    Completed!
    Khallai Taylor

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 17, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    June 21, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Created a 1 week summer camp for kids ages 7-12. Introduced the community to visual computing in a fun way by using Scratch. Students learned about data types, variables, loops and select statements while learning collaboratively. By the end of the camp students created a video game or interactive story that they shared with peers and parent's the last day of camp. Students were awarded future programmers in training paper certificates.

    Meta

    Organization
    Triton College
    Department
    Computer Information Systems
    City
    River Grove
    State
    IL
    Additional Activity Info

    Visual programming for middle schoolers. Community outreach.

    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Janell Straach

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 26, 2013

    Meta

    Organization
    UT Dallas
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Richardson
    State
    TX
    Additional Activity Info

    Residential camp for girls.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreach
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Nannette Napier

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 22, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 31, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Bring high school girls to our campus for a computing event during the academic year.

    Meta

    Organization
    Georgia Gwinnett College
    Department
    Information Technology
    City
    Lawrenceville
    State
    GA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
  • Status
    In progress
    Jennifer Rosato

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    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

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