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  • Status
    In progress
    Rita Manco Powell

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    September 15, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 29, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Make computer science accessible to ALL students. Increase participation of women in the undergraduate major to 40%. Increase the participation of underrepresented minorities to 15%. Penn Emerging Scholars Program is a peer-led team learning program that gives freshman undeclared majors who are interested in computer science to work on algorithmic problems with peer leaders and learn more about the major.

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    Organization
    University of Pennsylvania
    Department
    Computer and Information Science Department
    City
    Philadelphia
    State
    PA
    Additional Activity Info

    Freshmen undeclared majors, who are interested in learning more about computer science and math to see if these majors are a fit for them, are invite to apply to a peer-led team learning workshop program that meets weekly for 90 minutes for 8 weeks. The students solve logical, algorithmic problems in small groups under the guidance of two peer leaders. The workshop problems are developed by 2 PhD students from computer science and math who meet weekly for one hour with the peer leaders to review the problems of that week.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreach
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Rita Powell

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    September 15, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Small colleges need assistance connecting with industry professionals to visit their campus and meet with students to discuss careers.

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    Organization
    NCWIT- ESC
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachMentoringAdvising/Counseling