Collaborative Research: CAFECS: Enhancing Culturally Responsive Teaching that Helps Students Build Connections Between Exploring Computer Science and their Lives
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.
Collaborative Research: BPC-A: Improving Metropolitan Participation to Accelerate Computing Throughput and Success (IMPACTS). National Science Foundation, Dec 2008 – May 2011, $340,000. CNS-0837769 Loyola: PI Ronald Greenberg; Co-PIs Konstantin Laufer, George Thiruvathukal, William Honig, Catherine Putonti. CNS-0837480 UIC: PI Dale Reed; Co-PIs: Tanya Berger-Wolf, Leilah Lyons, Robert Sloan. CNS-0837495 IIT: PI Cynthia Hood; Co-PIs Zhiling Lan, Shangping Ren, Kimberly Fluet. CNS-0837636 UIUC: PI Samuel Kamin. http://doi.org/10.51420/grant.2008.1