Keynotes & Panels

Richard Ladner. Accessibility and Beyond. Friday, August 14, 9 am.

Teresa Dahlberg. A Decade of Broadening Participation with STARS. Saturday, August 15, 9 am.

Panel: BPC Alliance Leaders Fireside Chat. Friday, August 14, 1 pm, Tiffany Barnes (IEEE STC BP) will moderate this panel of BP organization leaders speaking on effective practices, with Sheila Castaneda (CRA-W), Jeff Forbes (CDC), Ann Gates (CAHSI), Mark Guzdial (ECEP), Richard Ladner (AccessComputing), Kim McLeod (CMD-IT), Jamie Payton (STARS), Beth Quinn (NCWIT), Cheryl Seals (IAAMCS).

Panel: You should (and absolutely can) keep diversity in sharp focus during the enrollment surge.  Friday, August 14, 3 pm. Lisa Kaczmarczyk, Alvaro Monge, Jeff Offutt, Heather Pon-Barry, and Suzanne Westbrook.

Exemplary Papers

  • Philip Buffum, Megan Frankosky, Kristy Boyer, Eric Wiebe, Bradford Mott and James Lester. Leveraging Collaboration to Improve Gender Equity in a Game-based Learning Environment for Middle School Computer Science
  • Barbara Ericson and Tom McKlin. Helping African American Students Pass Advanced Placement Computer Science: A Tale of Two States
  • Jamie Payton, Tiffany Barnes, Kim Buch, Audrey Rorrer and Huifang Zuo. STARS Computing Corps: Enhancing Engagement of Women and Underrepresented Students in Computing
  • Stuart Zweben and Elizabeth Bizot. Representation of Women in Postsecondary Computing 1990-2013: Disciplines, Institutional, and Individual Characteristics Matter

Full Papers

  • Wendy Dubow and Laurie James-Hawkins. What Influences Female Interest and Persistence in Computing? Preliminary Findings from a Multi-year Study
  • Apriel K Hodari, Maria Ong and Lily T Ko. Enabling Courage: Agentic Strategies of Women of Color in Computing
  • Ama Nyame-Mensah. Strengthening the Computing Research Pipeline through Minority Participation

Short Papers

  • Ronald Greenberg, Lucia Detorri, Steven McGee and Dale Reed. The Impact of Meaningful High School Computer Science Experiences in the Chicago Public Schools
  • Denise Nacu, Caitlin Martin, Nichole Pinkard and Jim Sandherr. Encouraging Online Contributions in Underrepresented Populations
  • Miranda Parker and Mark Guzdial. A critical research synthesis of privilege in computing education
  • Thomas Price, Jennifer Albert, Veronica Catete and Tiffany Barnes. BJC in Action: Comparison of Student Perceptions of a Computer Science Principles Course
  • Ashley Robinson, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones and Glenda Scales. Understanding the Attitudes of African American Middle School Girls Toward Computer Science
  • William Robinson, Ebony McGee, Lydia Bentley, Stacey Houston and Portia Botchway. Racial and Gendered Experiences that Dissuade a Career in the Professoriate
  • Jane Stout and Heather Wright. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Pansexual, and Queer Students’ Sense of Belonging in Computing
  • Gloria Townsend and Kay Sloan. Julian Scholars: Recruiting and Graduating Low-Income, First-Generation Computer Science Majors

Lightning Talks & Posters

  • Jason Arnold, Heather Bort, Ryan Naugle, Casey O’Hare and Dennis Brylow. Multi-Track Programming Competitions with Scratch
  • Adrienne Decker, Monica M McGill and Amber Settle. Computing Outreach Literature Review
  • Leigh Ann Delyser and Yvonne Williams. Recruitment Strategies to Increase Girls Selecting A Software Engineering High School
  • Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko, Doug Edwards, Roxanne Moore, Tom McKlin and Anna Xambó. EarSketch: a STEAM approach to broadening participation in Computer Science Principles
  • Yerika Jimenez and Christina Gardner-Mccune. Using App Inventor & History as a Gateway to Engage African American Students in Computer Science
  • Ronald Loui and Lucinda Caughey. What if Intraverted Women Tend to Dislike Java and Object Oriented Programming?
  • Jane Stout. On the benefits of specialized settings for deaf and hard of hearing students in computing
  • Philip Sweany. Designing a Pre-Service CS Teacher Education Program with a Focus on Diversity
  • Jakita Thomas. Exploring African-American Middle School Girls’ Perceptions of Themselves as Computational Algorithmic Thinkers and Game Designers Through Reality Confessionals
  • Jakita Thomas and Yolanda Rankin. It’s All In The Mix: Leveraging food to increase Afrian-American women’s persistence in Computer Science


  • Ugochi Acholonu, Nichole Pinkard, Katie Pingrey and Brandon Bell. Uncovering Barriers to Participation Through Mapping Citywide Computing Opportunities: What do we mean by access?
  • Vetria Byrd. Broadening Participation Through Collaborative Data Visualization Applications A Comparative Review of a REU Site Application Process
  • Vetria Byrd. BPViz: Broadening Participation in Visualization
  • Clara Cahill and Leigh Ann Mesiti. Educational Design Implications for Broadening Participation
  • Edward Dillon and Monica Anderson-Herzog. Exposing Rural African American Students to Computer Science as a Career Choice Using Robots
  • Kurt Eiselt and Paul Carter. Broadening Participation in Computing for Students with Autism
  • Sheena Erete, Caitlin K. Martin and Nichole Pinkard. Employing narratives to trigger interest in computational activities with inner-city girls
  • Hillary Fleenor, Britni Alexander and Radhouane Chouchane. Tech Girls Shine
  • Mary Ann Leung and Connie L. McNeely. Opening Doors to Communities of Practice: Programmatic Interventions for Inclusion in the Computing Sciences
  • Angela Li and Scott Heggen. Leveraging Youtube for Women in Technology
  • Mary Lou Maher, Bojan Cukic, Jamie Payton, Celine Latulipe, Steven Rogelberg and Audrey Rorrer. The Connected Learner: Design Patterns for Transforming Computing and Informatics Education
  • Caitlin Martin, Sheena Erete and Nichole Pinkard. Developing Focused Recruitment Strategies to Engage Youth in Informal Opportunities
  • Jean Muhammad and Chutima Boonthum-Denecke.  Computing Pre-College Program: Initial Impact to First-Year Student in Computer Science
  • Greg Simco and Meline Kevorkian. Improving Academic Quality in a Computer Science Graduate Program to Promote Student Success in Hispanic/Latinos and other Underserved Populations
  • Cheryl Swanier. Computing in the 21st Century

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