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Session T1A 978-1-4244-1970-8/08/$25.00 2008 IEEE October 22 25, 2008, Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Summary: Session T1A
978-1-4244-1970-8/08/$25.00 2008 IEEE October 22 25, 2008, Saratoga Springs, NY
38th
ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
T1A-1
Adopt a School: The Foundation of a Long-Term
Outreach Effort
Chad D. Mano and Vicki Allan
Utah State University, chad.mano@usu.edu, vicki.allan@usu.edu
Abstract A glaring problem in undergraduate computer
science programs is the lack of females and members of
certain ethnic minority groups. It has been shown that
targeting incoming freshmen, and even high school
students, is often too late to positively influence students
towards studies and careers in computing. Another
problem is that many faculty members and departments
are unable to devote much time or many financial
resources towards outreach efforts. This paper presents
a model for a long-term outreach effort that is enabled
by "adopting" a local K-8 School. This model enables a

  

Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences