computer science education especially in underdeveloped countries and with underrepresented populations

UMD Receives Three-Year Award to Increase Computer Science Student Diversity

The University of Maryland will receive $30,000 per year for three years to support efforts to increase the number of women and students of color who major in computer science. UMD is one of 15 universities that will be supported by the Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative led by the Anita Borg Institute and Harvey Mudd College. The initiative—which is funded by Facebook, Google, Intel and Microsoft—was announced on Sept. 24, 2014 by Hillary Clinton as part of a Clinton Global Initiative commitment that supports programs for women and girls.

Jan Plane named Finalist in 15th Annual Local Women in Technology Leadership Awards

Computer Science Department Senior Lecturer Dr. Jan Plane is a Finalist in the 15th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards. Women in Technology is a Washington-D.C. area women's technology community organization, which is honoring Dr. Plane and the 30 other finalists from the Washington D.C. area for their exemplary and leading work in the technology arena.

The Maryland Center for Women in Computing is awarded an ACM SIGCSE Special Projects Grant for Computer Science Connect Curriculum-In-A-Box

The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) has awarded the Maryland Center for Women in Computing a SIGCSE Special Projects Grant for “Computer Science Connect Curriculum-In-A-Box.” SIGCSE Special Projects Grants support projects that investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing. These projects provide clear benefit to the wider disciplinary community in the form of new knowledge, developing or sharing of a resource, and/or good practice in learning, teaching, or assessment.

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