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COMPUGIRLS: How to Create Culturally Responsive Computing Programs for Underrepresented Girls and Women

Posted: September 7, 2017

Kimberly Scott Lecture
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ramseyer Hall, Room 100

Profile picture of Professor Scott, from Arizona State University.

Dr. Kimberly Scott is a Women and Gender Studies professor and the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) at Arizona State University. Trained as a sociologist of education and childhoods, Professor Scott’s interdisciplinary work examines girls’ of color social and academic development in informal spaces and their technosocial innovations. She is established in many publications, such as the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and Feminism and Psychology, and has published the book Women Education Scholars and Their Children’s Schooling.

Her lecture, titled “COMPUGIRLS: How to Create Culturally Responsive Computing Programs for Underrepresented Girls and Women,” will open the discussion of how to create initiatives for underrepresented girls, the accompanying challenges, and affordances in creating the nationally renowned program, COMPUGIRLS. She will discuss the program, its creation, and the implications of engaging in disruptive scholar-activist work.

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