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Conference registration (which includes an afternoon community session on Sunday, July 12, Monday night’s event at UT Dallas and all general and plenary sessions on Tuesday, July 14) is $100 if you register by April 15. 

From April 16-June 26 the price is $150 and after that the price goes up to $225. 

Workshops are a separate price, and this year we have expanded our offering to include some on Sunday, as well as Monday. The price for workshops is $100 for the first one, and then $50 for each additional workshop (maximum number of three). 

*Please note that CSTA does not cover the cost of registration, travel or accommodations for speakers or attendees. 

Please email any questions to t.nash@csta-hq.org
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Tuesday, July 14 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Engaging Underrepresented Youth in Computer Science

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Given the disparities in computer science participation nationwide among underrepresented student populations, this panel will: (a) highlight the critical need for engaging underrepresented students in computer science and (b) discuss a set of programs, initiatives, and research aiming to address barriers and increase interest, participation, and success in computer science among underrepresented high school students. This panel represents a group of individuals who are leading promising initiatives for broadening participation in computer science (especially among underrepresented groups). This includes the development of a new AP Computer Science principles focused on engaging and inspiring students with computational thinking rather than solely Java programming, integrating culturally relevant pedagogical approaches to computer science instruction and curriculum, providing access to rigorous computer science sequences in out-of-school settings, and investing in organizations which can deliver computer science education broadly through innovative approaches (e.g., online courses).


Jennifer Arguello

Jennifer Argüello is a Senior Tech Advisor who devises strategies with the Kapor Center to diversify Silicon Valley. She is a speaker and thought leader on women in technology and Latino and Latinas in STEM with a mind for the geeky and a heart for social change. For almost two decades she has been a leader in organizations focused on the advancement of women and minorities in STEM. As a past founder of Latino Startup Alliance and former... Read More →

Dan Garcia

Dan Garcia is a Senior Lecturer with Security Of Employment in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, and joined the faculty in 2000. He was chosen as an ACM Distinguished Educator in 2012, serves on the ACM Education Board, the AP Computer Science Principles Development Committee, and is the faculty champion for the local CSTA chapter. He is the co-developer of an engaging introductory computing course for non-majors, "CS10: The Beauty and Joy of... Read More →

Alexis Martin

Dr. Alexis Martin is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Level Playing Field Institute (www.lpfi.org), where she conducts research on issues of educational equity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and evaluates STEM intervention programs designed for low-income underrepresented K-12 students. Dr. Martin received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Education (Social and Cultural Studies program) at U.C. Berkeley and her B.A... Read More →

Frieda McAlear

Frieda McAlear is a Research Associate at the Level Playing Field Institute (www.lpfi.org). She has nearly a decade of experience managing projects, developing evaluation and research methodology and building nonprofit technology capacity with socially progressive organizations in the Bay Area, Europe and Southern Africa. In 2013, she worked as an evaluator for an HIV/AIDS clinic serving villages in Lesotho and as a Program Coordinator for... Read More →

Tiffany Price

Tiffany Price is the Strategic Partnerships and Grants Manager, helping ensure smooth processes and facilitating strong partnership development for the Kapor Center. Prior to this role, Tiffany spent two years as the Education Program Fellow for The San Francisco Foundation where she helped manage the education grantmaking portfolio. Before philanthropy, Tiffany spent six years doing education policy research and evaluation, which fueled her... Read More →

Tuesday July 14, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
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