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

 

BPCnet Steering Committee

The BPCnet Steering Committee is comprised of the following members, who have many years of experience in Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC):

Nancy Amato*

Nancy Amato*

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Computer Science

Dorian Arnold

Dorian Arnold

Emory University, Math and Computer Science

Tracy Camp*

Tracy Camp*

Colorado School of Mines, Computer Science

Wendy DuBow*

Wendy DuBow*

NCWIT

Mary Hall*

Mary Hall*

University of Utah, Computer Science

Colleen Lewis*

Colleen Lewis*

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Computer Science

Ron Metoyer*

Ron Metoyer*

University of Notre Dame, Computer Science and Engineering

Manuel Pérez Quiñones

Manuel Pérez Quiñones

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Software and Information Systems

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders

NCWIT

Burçin Tamer

Burçin Tamer

CRA (ex officio)

Heather Wright

Heather Wright

CRA (ex officio)

Former BPCnet Steering Committee Members

BPCnet thanks these former Steering Committee members for their contributions:

  • Greg Byrd – North Carolina State University, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Julia Hirschberg – Columbia University, Computer Science

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 – NCWIT
  • Christine Alvarado – University of California, San Diego
  • Sherri Sanders – University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Luther Tychonievich – University of Virginia

* 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