Welcome to "Georgia Computes!"
We are an NSF "Broadening Participation in Computing" alliance focused on increasing the number and diversity of computing students in the state of Georgia.
The goal of this effort is to improve the computing education pipeline across the state of Georgia.
In this effort we:
- Attract girls into computing with activities in camps and afterschool programs with our partners, the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia, the YWCA of Georgia, and Cool Girls.
- Offer summer camps to 4th - 12th grade students to give them an engaging introduction to computing. We especially target under-represented minorities and females.
- Teach high school teachers how to teach computing using motivating examples, in cooperation with our partner, the Georgia Department of Education.
- Offer workshops to University System of Georgia computing faculty on new approaches to motivate computing education.
- Support USG computing faculty in offering their own summer camps, with training, curriculum, and seed funding, to recruit students into their computing programs.
The researchers on this project (see more details on Projects page) are:
- Mark Guzdial (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~mark.guzdial), who is responsible for project leadership and for USG faculty workshops.
- Barbara Ericson, who is responsible for the camps and workshops aimed at the pre-undergraduate level. See http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/
- Amy Bruckman (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~asb), who is responsible for the on-line space for computing activities and role models.
- Tom McKlin, who is running the evaluation effort along with Diane Binder.
- Sarita Yardi, who is working on engaging teens as designers of social networks
- Michael Hewner, who is working on Computer Autobiographies
- Jill Dimond, who is working on Computing for Change
- Betsy DiSalvo, who is working on Game Testing: Increasing Black Gamers Interest in CS
- Lijun Ni, who is working on What Makes CS Teachers Change?
- Klara Benda, who is examining distanced education computer science courses
Related Web sites:
- Institute for Computing Education (ICE) at http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt
- Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ICEProgramsatGeorgiaTech?sk=wall
- Distance learning website for students and teachers http://ice-web.cc.gatech.edu/dl/
- Media Computation Teachers Website at http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/mediaComp-teach
- Institute for Personal Robotics in Education (IPRE) at http://www.roboteducation.org/
- Partner: CEISMC http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu
- Partner: University System of Georgia computing units http://turing.gcsu.edu/~aaccd
- Announcements about upcoming college and university faculty workshops. Sign-up pages for workshops at http://home.cc.gatech.edu/gacomputes