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The BPCnet Resource Portal seeks to amplify efforts in broadening participation in computing. This portal is for NSF PIs and Department Chairs as a resource to simplify and increase significance of the Broader Impacts components of every CISE proposal and Departmental Plan. The BPCnet Resource Portal is a clearinghouse for the community to learn about and engage with ongoing projects to diversify computing.

AccessComputing hosts a mentoring community of students with disabilities who are studying computing fields. Faculty and professionals can join the community as mentors.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing: Mentoring

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Partnering
AccessComputing is an NSF Broadening Participation Alliance that works to increase the participation of people with disabiltiies in computing education and careers. AccessComputing partners work together to make computing courses, resources, programs, and/or project activities more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing Partner Program

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
Capacity building institutes (CBI) bring people together to collaboratively identify solutions to specific problems. Participants may come from across disciplines, departments, and/or institutions. AccessComputing project has worked with universities to organize CBIs that bring together individuals on their campuses to identify, implement, and institutionalize policies, practices, and procedures.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing: Capacity Building Institutes

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
The purpose of this online course is to support high school teachers who want to build diverse and inclusive computer science classrooms.
Logo of organization providing: WeTeach_CS: Strategies for Effective & Inclusive Computer Science Teaching

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
High School

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
EngageCSEdu helps broaden participation in computing by empowering faculty to improve curriculum and pedagogy in introductory courses so that ALL students are engaged, feel included, and are part of an inclusive student culture. It includes a living collection of peer-reviewed introductory CS course materials and an Engagement Practices Framework.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: EngageCSEdu

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, High School, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
AccessComputing staff members work with hundreds of students with disabilities. Many capable participants are looking for internship opportunities.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing: Internship Program for Students with a Disability

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
The Data Buddies Project is used to conduct systematic evaluations of programs/workshops, track career paths and outcomes of computing students, and report on the state of the computing research talent pool available to the computing community.
Logo of organization providing: CERP: Data Buddies Project

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
Teach girls about computer science via the Girl Scouts robust Badge & Journey curriculum. Program delivery options can be flexible to meet individual Project needs. Girl Scout volunteer options are available in every zip code in the USA, and overseas. Help us provide access to subject matter expert volunteers to expose girls to this content and support troop leaders in delivering program.
Logo of organization providing: Girl Scouts of the USA Short-Term Volunteers Computer Science

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Elementary School, High School, Middle School

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
NCWIT offers awards for female high school and college students who have shown interest in and achievements in computing. CISE researchers can volunteer to review award applications. You will be inspired by the amazing accomplishments of these students and strengthen your institutional connection to this network of technical women. Reviews occur during the last quarter of each calendar year.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: Aspirations in Computing Award Application Reviewer

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, High School, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
The NCWIT AspireIT program peer-lead computing education for K-12 girls, powered by NCWIT, is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals and computational thinking in fun, creative, and hands-on environments. AspireIT participants are ultimately encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: AspireIT

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Elementary School, Graduate, High School, Middle School, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
AccessComputing hosts a variety Communities of Practice (CoPs) that engage in discussions and activities for promoting the increased participation of people with disabilities in computing education and careers.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing: Communities of Practice

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Partnering
AccessComputing helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields. Students who join the AccessComputing Team participate in an online mentoring community and are eligible to request funding for conference travel, tutoring, and internships.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing Team

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, High School, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
Climate surveys are a great way to gauge the experiences of diverse groups in your department or organization. Be sure to ask about disability in such a survey.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing Climate Survey

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
The Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates program is a highly selective program that matches students with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor’s home institution. iAAMCS identifies supportive environments and mentors for exceptional African-American DREU applicants to participate in summer research.
Logo of organization providing: iAAMCS: Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Black or African American

Activity:
Partnering
The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors technical projects that demonstrate high creativity and potential societal impact. Mentoring students to apply for this award offers those students guidance to accomplish a challenging project, the reinforcement of individual encouragement, and the chance to receive high-profile recognition. These benefits can help to retain underrepresented students.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: Mentor Students for the Collegiate Award

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
DREU matches promising undergraduate students from underrepresented groups with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor's institution, with an objective to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups (i.e. women, minorities, persons with disabilities) who are enrolled in graduate studies in the fields of computer science and computer engineering.
Logo of organization providing: CRA-W: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
The STARS IGNITE program supports a faculty member in leading a cohort of students to attend a diversity-oriented conference, with the goal of igniting BPC efforts in their home computing department. The program provides conference travel scholarships and facilitates activities that can help to develop community and sense of belonging among participants.
Logo of organization providing: STARS Computing Corps IGNITE Program

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
The Computer Science National Honor Society is a project for teachers that encourages enthusiasm for computer science and promotes and recognizes academic excellence and service among high school computer science students.
Logo of organization providing: CSTA: CS National Honor Society

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
High School

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
Hackathons focusing on the accessibility of IT for people with disabilities can be used to introduce computing students and professionals to accessibility issues and solutions and increase their awareness about the need for making technologies that they design accessible to a broad audience that includes people with disabilities.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing: Accessibility Hackathon

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Graduate, Mid Career, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) provides professional school counselors with information and resources they can use to support ALL students as they explore computer science education and careers. C4C conveys this information at workshops across the country, including high schools, community colleges, colleges, and industry partners. CISE PIs are invited to host a C4C event on your campus.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: Counselors for Computing (C4C)

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
High School, Middle School

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the NCWIT and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about careers in technology. TECHNOLOchicas uses the powerful stories of Latinas from diverse backgrounds who are in technology fields and recognize the power of innovation to change the world. CISE PIs are invited to host a TECHNOLOchicas event.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: TECHNOLOchicas

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Early Career, Elementary School, Graduate, High School, Mid Career, Middle School, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Hispanic, Women

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing builds a talent pool for the growing technical workforce and helps academic and corporate organizations celebrate diversity by honoring young women at high-school and college levels for computing-related achievements. It also includes an award for high school educators. CISE researchers can join a regional work group that will manage an AiC award event.
Logo of organization providing: NCWIT: Join a Regional Award for Aspirations in Computing Affiliate

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
High School

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Activity:
Partnering
Ensure your lab and/or department website, videos, and documents are accessible to students with disabilities.
Logo of organization providing: AccessComputing: Accessible Resources

Level(s) Targeted by Program:
Graduate, Undergraduate

URG(s) Targeted by Program:
Persons with Disabilities

Activity:
Departmental, Partnering

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