Status 
Completed!
Sarah Garcia-Linz

Dates

Activity Start Date 
October 31, 2016
Target Completion Date 
January 1, 2017
Goal statement 
Raise awareness to gender issues in computing, to inspire and motivate students interested in computing.

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Organization
Lansing Community College
Department
Technical Careers
UserID
sarahglinz
State
Michigan
Activity Description 

Show the film Code: Debugging the Gender Gap in multiple capacities. We showed this film (45 minute classroom version plus discussion) 4 times.
1) With the IT Student Alliance (IT student organization) -September 2016
2) At the Center for Engaged Inclusion (diversity center on campus - aimed at general student population) - 10/31/16
3) lunchtime viewing for faculty 11/10/16
4) evening viewing for faculty 11/10/16

Progress On Activity 
All 4 viewings completed.
Lessons Learned 
The biggest attendance was the first one - current CIT students. The film sparked a great discussion. Showing it at the Centre for Engaged Inclusion was also great - while only a handful of students attended, they shared their experiences with gender bias in their various fields of study. Only 3 faculty members attended the viewings but I think that was more about timing than lack of interest. It was still engaging for them.
Goal tag(s) 
Recruiting
Retaining
Reducing Unconscious Bias