University of Texas at El Paso:
CAHSI Program Manager Claudia Casas and AT&T Technical Architect Guillermo Casas will provide programming sessions to St. Matthew Catholic School on December 11, 2013. The event is planned to reach more than 100 students from 3rd
Northeastern Illinois University:
NEIU in collaboration with the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program will provide computer programming sessions to 9 high schools in Chicago and the nearby suburbs of Cicero and Berwyn. On Wednesday, December 11th
, we will have Computer Programming sessions from 6pm to 9pm. One of our Computer Science faculty members, Rachel Adler in collaboration with Aaron Cortes, UBMS program Director, and with support from the Computer Science Club at NEIU will lead the sessions where UBMS students will use App Inventor and Scratch to create their own Apps/games. They will spend an hour learning the basics of app/game development and app/game design, then they will spend a 2nd
hour actually creating their own android mobile applications.
California State University, Dominguez Hills :
Thursday December 12, 11:30 AM
LIB 5717 (in North Library)
All are invited!
Special Free one-hour class! Includes all Majors!
to view Flyer.
Miami Dade College:
Power Up your Research with Xsede at UPR Mayaguez
December 12, 2013
9:30am to 3pm
Monzon Building 202
CODEFEST (December 13 @ 5:00 PM) is a celebration of computer science learning.
CODEFEST is a result of collaboration between change agents in government, public school district, institutions of higher education and the private sector. We all believe in the power of collective action and doing something about the educational challenges that lie ahead.CodeFest Miami coming December To read more about it click here
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi:
Scratch Programming Sessionfor high schools on Friday December 13th
to support CSEd Week
. Student will have the opportunity to learn and scratch and develop their own programs.
UPR Rio Piedras:
Power Up your Research with Xsede at UPR Rio Piedras
December 13, 2013
9:00am to 4pm
Expanding the Pipeline: Hispanic Momentum in Computing
CAHSI - Corpus Christi Computer Science Education Week
On November 19, the mayor of Corpus Christi Nelda Martinez issued a proclamation supporting CSEd Week at City Hall. The mayor proclaimed “Corpus Christi Computer Science Education Week” encouraging all citizens to participate in the Hour of code. Our CAHSI faculty at Corpus Christi are already working with the Innovation Academy at Moody High School in the planning of One Hour of Code sessions. [ Description of Image: Mayor of Corpus Christi Nelda Martinez, along with the Dean of the Innovation Academy Dr. Gloria Tamunoibim Bilaye-Benib, CAHSI PI Dr. Fernandez, & Mr. Burak Ersoy.]
The University of Texas at El Paso launches Effort to
Recruit More Women into Computer Science
and Engineering Majors
The University of Texas at El Paso is partnering with the
National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
to launch a new strategic plan for recruiting more women
into their majors in Computer Science and Electrical &
Computer Engineering [more]
New Release - Supporting Latino Community College
Students: An Investment in Our Economic Future
in Education, Single Stop USA, and innovative
community colleges across the country are responding to this
data by advancing the use of smart changes in financial aid and
student services that can help thousands of Latino and
post-traditional students gain access to the support they need
to stay enrolled, support their families, and complete college.
Learn more about their policy recommendations for federal, state,
and institutional leaders to expand these successful practices
across the country. [more]
"Hispanics have the highest growth rates among all groups in the United States, yet they remain considerably underrepresented in computing careers and in the numbers who obtain advanced degrees. Hispanicscomprise only 13 percent of undergraduate students in all fields. Additionally, only seven percent of baccalaureates and less than one percent of doctorates in computer science in 2011 were granted to Hispanic U.S. citizens (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2011). [more]
"Did you know that all great computer scientists have beards?" This was posed to me by a professor in the hallway when I was a Ph.D. student, and it had a profound impact on me. Why? Because many of the computer scientists to whom I was exposed did, indeed, have beards, and I wondered where a Mexican-American female would fit in this world. [more]
Finding my Community
Growing up in Espanola, a small town in northern New Mexico (which celebrated 100 years of statehood this year), 20 miles from Los Alamos, I felt the disparity in education and opportunity at a very early age. Los Alamos County still has the highest per capita income in the entire US, while Rio Arriba County has one of the lowest. Nevertheless, I benefitted from a strong education in math and science. I took my first computer science class in high school in 1975 using a PDP-11. The operating system was loaded from paper tape, but I learned Basic and the fundamental concepts of programming. I attended college at New Mexico State University on a tuition scholarship, financing the remainder of my education through grants and on-campus jobs. As a freshman, I took an entry level CS course, and my love for computing was solidified. I was fortunate to have good professors and strong peers, but only in hindsight did I realize the dearth of mentors and role models who could have provided guidance and insight unique to women of color in computing. [more]
Graciela Perera is the recipient of the Estrella de L.U.N.A. Award. This award is given to a Latina in the community that exemplifies generosity and dedication to the Hispanic community, and is committed to the Mahoning Valley through community service. [more]
Congratulations to Dr. Gilda Garreton!
Dr. Gilda Garreton has been selected as one of the 23rd Annual HENAAC Luminary Award Honorees. According to the Great Minds in STEM website “the Luminary honorees share three common factors: 1) They are highly respected by their peers and management, 2) They are valuable authorities in their fields, and 3) They are blazing the trail for future generations of engineers and scientists. [more]
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation and retention of individuals (including persons with disabilities, women and minorities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM.
Dr. Eric Freudenthal of the University of Texas at El Paso’s Computer Science Department received a competitive Microsoft Research Award of $27,000 for the project entitled “Early scale dissemination and evaluation of iMPaCT-Math”. [more]
CAHSI Faculty members Dr. Sarah Hug (research associate, ATLAS), Dr. Susan Jurow (Associate Professor, School of Education), and Wendy Chi (graduate student from School of Education) received an honorable mention for the 2011 Best Paper Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. [more]