About BPCnet

The BPCnet Resource Portal seeks to amplify efforts in Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC). This portal is curated as a resource for the computing community to learn about BPC and engage with ongoing initiatives to diversify computing.


Funding for BPCnet

BPCnet has been generously supported by the following NSF grants:

  • CNS-1830364–EAGER: BPCnet: A Broadening Participation Resource Portal
  • CNS-2032231–BPC Plan Workshop Series
  • CNS-1940460–BPCnet: Scaling Up the Impact of NSF CISE Broadening Participation Activities

Former BPCnet Steering Committee Members

BPCnet thanks these former Steering Committee members for their contributions:

  • Nancy Amato- University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign, Computer Science
  • Dorian Arnold- Emory University, Math and Computer Science
  • Greg Byrd – North Carolina State University, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Tracy Camp- Colorado School of Mines, Computer Science
  • Wendy DuBow- NCWIT
  • Mary Hall- University of Utah, Computer Science
  • Julia Hirschberg – Columbia University, Computer Science
  • Colleen Lewis- University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign, Computer Science
  • Ron Metoyer- University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering
  • Manuel Pérez-Quiñones- University of North Carolina- Charlotte, College of Computing and Informatics
  • Lucy Sanders- NCWIT

BPC Consultants

BPCnet thanks the following members of the community who serve as BPC Consultants, providing support and feedback for Departmental BPC Plans and Project BPC Plans:

  • Gretchen Achenbach, University of Virginia
  • Wendy DuBow – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Colleen Lewis – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Briana Scurry – City of Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Luther Tychonievich – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

* denotes Steering Committee members who also serve as BPC Consultants

BPC Community Members

Finally, BPCnet thanks the following community members who have supported the mission and work of BPCnet during workshop events:

  • Jill Denner – ETR
  • Diane Levitt – Cornell Tech
“Our research cannot reach its full potential for societal benefits if we are missing out on the ideas and intellect of a majority of our Nation’s population.  Through BPCnet, the full CISE research population will together move the needle on these issues by plugging into long-term departmental plans and community expertise.”
– Margaret Martonosi, CISE AD, National Science Foundation