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College Options Foundation

College Options Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to students of military families, cadets in JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) and students interested in STEM disciplines. COF also serves a diverse community of students who derived from underrepresented and often underserved communities. Through project based learning, COF exposes and engages students in STEM pathways.

  • Ben Minnifield

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science. CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and their students to better understand computer science and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. Founded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2004, CSTA has grown into a dynamic and vibrant organization of professionals interested in supporting computer science education in K-12. We are developing new programs focused on the “Big IDEA” (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) to support computer science education for all students.

  • Mark R. Nelson, Lissa Clayborn

Conrad Foundation

Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge will be the leader in connecting students and mentors to develop world changing solutions.

Honoring the legacy of Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge was formed in 2008. The Challenge brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world.

  • Nancy Conrad
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CoSN

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. 

  • Jean Tower

Couragion Corporation

Couragion inspires underrepresented students to pursue STEM competencies with a set of career readiness and youth development resources for students and educators. Couragion links education to industry and community with diverse role models, a “best fit” career assessment, ongoing skill building activities, and personalized learning plans that help students amass skills to better prepare them to enter the workforce. Couragion’s role models mirror a diverse demographic – as 87% are traditionally underrepresented in STEM today. Couragion is different because their data-driven approach improves the perception and awareness of STEM careers. Couragion is research-backed and supported by the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation.

  • Melissa Reisteff

CSforAll Consortium

The CSforAll Consortium is a hub for the national Computer Science for All movement that works to enable all students in grades K-12 to achieve computer science literacy as an integral part of their educational experience.

With deep cross-functional expertise in CS education, the Consortium is led by CSNYC with advisement from a steering committee that comprises the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the College Board, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

The Consortium sets a collective agenda together with our membership of more than 340 content providers, education associations, researchers, and supporters to help schools and districts provide all students with rigorous K-12 computer science education. We serve as a platform for connecting diverse stakeholders, providing support to new and developing initiatives, tracking and sharing progress, and communicating about the work to local and national audiences.

 

  • Jumee Song

CSNYC - New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education

CSNYC is a nonprofit founded in 2013 to ensure that all of New York City’s 1.1 million public school students have access to a high-quality computer science (CS) education that puts them on a pathway to college and career success. To build thriving ecosystems for CS education in NYC and nationwide, CSNYC develops programming across four key areas: community development, teacher pipelines, industry engagement, and research. Together, work in these areas support our partnership with the City of New York in Computer Science for All (CS4All): a 10-year initiative to bring CS to all 1,700 NYC public schools.

  • Michael Preston

Curriki

Curriki, a 2016 SIIA CODiE Award finalist, hosts a free library of 83,000+ educator-vetted learning materials in all K-12 subject areas and in many formats—from individual lesson plans, instructional videos and units, to games and simulations. All content contributed by educators and select partners is available to others for use, adapt and share at no cost. In addition, Curriki curates resources into course-sequenced, standards-aligned units to enable educators to easily find materials. 



The mission of Curriki, a nonprofit organization, is to eliminate the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Its online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to create quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally. 

  • Janet Pinto
Cybersecurity Competition Federation

Cybersecurity Competition Federation

The Cybersecurity Competition Federation, also known as the Federation or CyberFed (NSF Award DUE- 134536), is an association of academic, industry and government organizations with a common interest in supporting cybersecurity competitions and the competitors they serve. Federation members share the common goal of increasing awareness, endorsing ethical standards, building a common understanding of diverse competition tasks, helping those who oversee activities and competitions, and ensuring a developmental pathway of cybersecurity-based activities that support the growth of cybersecurity skill. With a focus on communication and promotion the Federation supports an engaged and thriving ecosystem of cybersecurity competitions and related activities which in turn will rapidly prepare people with widely needed cybersecurity knowledge and skills.

  • Daniel Manson
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Dot Diva

The Dot Diva / New Image for Computing (NIC) initiative is sponsored by WGBH. Dot Diva's mission is to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls. Their nationwide survey revealed that not only do the majority of girls think of computing as "boring" and "hard," but they believe it fails to deliver two crucial benefits: "working with others" and "making a difference in other people's lives." Their ultimate goal is to transform this negative perception.

  • Mary Haggerty

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