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Diversity at Georgia Tech

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Director: Dr. Maureen Biggers
School of Interactive Computing
Computing Research Diversity Lab
Sr. Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology
maureen@cc.gatech.edu


Mission

The Diversity Lab focuses on creating and assessing initiatives to broaden participation in computing at all levels of the educational pipeline. Specific focus is on underrepresented talent: women and minorities.

Current Projects

NSF STARS Alliance (co-PI)
NSF Alliance for the Advancement of African-American REserachers in Computing(A4RC)- Project Manager for Alliance
NSF C-Path: CPATH EAE: Extending Contextualized Computing in Multiple Institutions Using Threads (co-PI)
NSF Alliance GA Computes! (co-PI)
NSF ITWF Collaborative Research: Increasing the Representation of Undergraduate Women and Minorities in Computer Science (co-PI)
Student Perceptions of Computer Science: A Retention Study Comparing Graduating Seniors v.s. CS Leavers (paper accepted for SIGCSE 2008: 'http://db.grinnell.edu/sigcse/sigcse2008/Program/Program.asp' (search by author)
Works in Progress
  • Using a Theory-based Student Retention Paradigm to Strategically Grow Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments
  • Exploring Differences that Relate to Student Computing Degree Path Choices
  • Why NOT Computer Science? 1100 Georgia Tech non-CS majors responded to survey
  • The Impact of using Peer Led Teem Learning in CS1 fof majors (in collaboration with Monica Sweat)

October 2007 Grace Hopper Workshop on Retaining Women in Computing (co-presenter: Joanne Cohoon) Retention final Biggers Cohoon.ppt

Biggers and Cohoon: Departmental assessment worksheet: To what extent is your department using best practices for retaining women in computing? GH Retention Assessment and Goals Sheet Final.doc

Publications

  • Biggers, M., Brauer, A., Yilmez, T. Student Perceptions of Computer Science: A Retention Study Comparing Graduating Seniors v.s. CS Leavers 'http://db.grinnell.edu/sigcse/sigcse2008/Program/Program.asp' (search by author)
  • Biggers, M. and Grad Women@CC Booklet from November 2006 NCWIT meeting on our pipeline for improving computing education: NCWIT Booklet FINAL.pdf
  • Guzdial, M., Ericson, B., Biggers, M. Improving Secondary CS Education: Progress and Problems. Paper presented at SIGSCE 2007, Covington, KY.
  • Guzdial, M., Ericson, B., Biggers, M. A Model for Improving Secondary CS Education In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSCE Conference (SIGSCE 2005) (St. Louis, MO, USA, February 23-27, 2005). ACM Press, New York, NY, 2005, 332-336.


Last modified 23 March 2008 at 8:20 am by Maureen Biggers