Collaborative Research: BPC-A: Improving Metropolitan Participation to Accelerate Computing Throughput and Success

(IMPACTS)

December 2008

Researchers


Ronald I. Greenberg

Loyola University Chicago

Konstantin Laufer

Loyola University Chicago

George Thiruvathukal

Loyola University Chicago

William Honig

Loyola University Chicago

Catherine Putonti

Loyola University Chicago

Dale Reed

University of Illinois Chicago

Tanya Berger-Wolf

University of Illinois Chicago

Leilah Lyons

University of Illinois Chicago

Robert Sloan

University of Illinois Chicago

Cynthia Hood

Illinois Institute of Technology

Loyola University, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, proposes a planning project for an effort to broaden participation in computing among students in the densely populated Chicago metropolitan area. Proposed activities will focus on a coordinated effort at high school outreach: extensive metro-wide outreach to high schools growing out of a rich network of connections among college and high school students, faculty, and staff that includes an emphasis on interdisciplinary work as well as exposure to varied career paths, and community-building activities. Proposed activities are designed not only to cultivate a larger, stronger, and more diverse corps of computing professionals but also one that is more outward-looking and more service-oriented. This project is seen as the first step in building a larger Alliance.

Citation

Greenberg, R., Laufer, K., Thiruvathukal, G., Honig, W., Putonti, C., Reed, D., Berger-Wolf, T., Lyons, L., Sloan, R., Hood, C., Lan, Z., Ren, S., Fluet, K., & Kamin, S. Collaborative Research: BPC-A: Improving Metropolitan Participation to Accelerate Computing Throughput and Success (IMPACTS) [Grant] https://doi.org/10.51420/grant.2008.1