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Fri 22 Mar 2024 10:45 - 12:00 at Oregon Ballroom 203 - Advancing LGBTQIA+ Voices

Broadening participation in computing (BPC) has been a key focus of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for over two decades. Its aim is to support students and faculty from historically underrepresented groups, including women, people with disabilities, and certain racial and ethnic groups. Within these communities, the diverse range of gender and sexual identities remains overlooked in computing education research (CER). To address this invisibility, this panel will discuss the benefits of integrating LGBTQIA+ perspectives. The moderator will provide context, define relevant terms, and set ground rules for discussion. The panelists will offer insights from a variety of perspectives, including: a discussion of the policy landscape impacting LGBTQIA+ students and the importance of incorporating their perspectives as researchers and participants; the erasure of queer history in computer science and advocate for LGBTQIA+ inclusion, considering the humanitarian calling for the field and CS educators in our tech-driven world; the current resistance to supporting LGBTQIA+ scholarship in computing, advocating for an inclusive approach; and finally, the experiences of marginalized individuals in CS education and ways to support them, emphasizing inclusivity through storytelling and personal narratives. The panel aims to increase visibility, understanding, and collaboration between the computing education research community and LGBTQIA+ individuals. By acknowledging and integrating diverse perspectives, we can begin to create a more inclusive, equitable computing landscape.

Fri 22 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Advancing LGBTQIA+ VoicesPanels at Oregon Ballroom 203
Broadening Participation in Computing Education: Advancing LGBTQIA+ VoicesHybrid
Wendy Dubow NCWIT, Stephanie T. Jones Northwestern University, Stacey Sexton Sagefox Consulting Group, Sri Yash Tadimalla UNC Charlotte