The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology is joining with the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and CSforAll to host the 2018 Knowledge Forum, Sept. 12-13, in El Paso, Texas.
The forum brings together some of the country’s most prominent leaders and researchers in computer science education and is an opportunity for dialogue about advancing efforts to increase access to quality computer science in underserved communities within the PreK-16 system.
“Constellations is at the center of the conversation to increase diversity and reach equity in computing,” said Lien Diaz, Constellations director of Educational Innovation and Leadership.
“We are a convener of people and are excited to help bring together key experts who are also in this fight to bring computer science education to every child, especially those in schools located in low income communities.”
Diaz will co-present the talk, Policy and Pathways, with Center for STEM Education deputy director at the University of Texas at Austin.
Diana Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso, will give the forum’s keynote presentation, Asset Based Thinking and the Great Divide.
The 2018 Knowledge Forum is taking place as part of CSforALL, a national initiative designed to make high-quality computer science an integral part of elementary and secondary education.
“The Knowledge Forum will be an energizing event that will allow educators and industry members to connect with new and old faces and help pave the path forward for an inclusive and progressive computer science education agenda,” said Diaz.