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  • Status 
    Completed!
    James Geller

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    November 30, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Raise Awareness among HS Teachers of Opportunities in Computing

    Meta

    Organization 
    NJIT
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Newark
    State 
    NJ
    Activity Description 

    During dinner several presentations were given on Women in Computing and Cyber Security.

    http://www.njit.edu/features/student/jinisha-patel-op-ed.php

    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    In progress
    James Geller

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 23, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    June 27, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Train HS teachers who have minimal knowledge and no formal training in Computing in the basics of Computer Science

    Meta

    Organization 
    NJIT
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Newark
    State 
    NJ
    Activity Description 

    Six high school teachers are taking CS 100 together with 21 "normal" students during the current summer class session. The high school teachers did not pay tuition, did not pay fees, do not pay for parking. They are taking part in the same way like all other students.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    In progress
    James Geller

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    June 23, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Increase awareness and understanding of Computing and of Computing jobs among high school students.

    Meta

    Organization 
    NJIT
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Newark
    State 
    NJ
    Activity Description 

    We are trying to educate female students about the many opportunities in Computing and to eliminate misperceptions about work in Computing. Computer professionals are NOT all geeks and nerds who are sitting in window-less offices, doing -- who knows what -- for 12 hours a day.

    We are specifically NOT trying to recruit students to our institution, and we tell them, we are happy if they go anywhere they would like to go.

    For this purpose we are sending female MS students to high schools to give one hour presentations to the students. Dr. Geller also visited and presented at several high schools.

    The student presentations include a practical demonstration explaining how a computer works, by a role play exercise.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees