Broadening Participation in Computing: Challenges and Opportunities
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SPEAKER: Dr. Asai Asaithambi, Director School of Computing, University of North Florida
TITLE: Broadening Participation in Computing: Challenges and Opportunities
DESCRIPTION: The need to broaden participation in computing by underrepresented groups is becoming increasingly emphasized/required in grant programs of federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation in recent years. In addition to the historical underrepresentation, many studies on the subject have studied the barriers that have led to such underrepresentation and approaches to overcome them. In this talk, the speaker will share his experiences on an NSF-funded project he helped implement at University of South Dakota that focused on Getting American Indians to Information Technology (GAIn-IT).
DATE: Friday, October 26, 2012
TIME: 12pm to 1pm
LOCATION: G513 Norman Hall
BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Asaithambi was born and brought up in the city of Madras, India. He received his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science in 1980, both from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. Since then he has held academic positions in several higher educational institutions in the United States, including Mississippi State University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Saint Louis University, and University of South Dakota. His most recent position is Director of the School of Computing at the University of North Florida.
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