SCS DEI Update

Aug. 19, 2022

What We're Reading

"Equity for People of Color With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" — This special issue of Inclusion magazine focuses on strategies that can promote equity and inclusion of people of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It both expands and strengthens research focused on race and contextual factors, and calls for greater attention to developing support mechanisms for those with IDD.  

"How to Banish Impostor Syndrome" — This short article helps the reader recognize and banish impostor syndrome when it is present in someone's life.

What We're Doing

Fall Conference Attendance

We congratulate the students who have been selected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper (in person and virtual), Tapia and SHPE conferences.

  • Grace Hopper 2022 (in person): Stephanie Eristoff, Fatima Sumbul, Olivia Xu, Ruija Xing, Angie Li, Emmaline Mai, Anjali Thonytakudi, Ramya Ramanathan, Erin Zhu, Junhui Li, Aditi Kabra, Ziwen Zeng, Athiya Deviyana, Rachel Yuan, Aditi Awasthy and Renee Su.
  • Grace Hopper 2022 (virtual): Jingwei Wang, Neeharika Kurelli, Amsala Govindappa, Sarah Di, Kathyrn Wang, Katrina Florendo, Alice Tran, Sukriti Verma, Ruyue Hong, Mansi Gandhi, Shreeya Khurana, Keerti Makkamala, Yun Cheng, Qinxin Wang, Michelle Li, Keying Wang, Divija Nagaraju, Aishwarya Jadhav, Gweneth Ge, Hyunsung Cho, Xinyue Lai, Gaurika Sawhney, Daphne Han, Ceci Morales, Kaela Marsheck, Grace Tang, Xinyi Jiang, Shazia Parveen, Cindy Zhu and Ishika Saxena.
  • TAPIA: Lisa Egede, Mashrin Srivastava, Liangze Li, Vaishnavi Gorantia, Oswaldo Ramirez, Qin Wang, Angela Chen and Matthew Shoa.
  • SHPE: Daniela Hernandez, Miguel Sauza, Vikramjeet Das, Ritika Dhiman and Amsala Govindappa.

We also thank the faculty and staff who are planning to attend the conferences and to help us staff the SCS booth.

Piloting SCS DEI Training

More than 75 participants from incoming LTI programs completed SCS DEI Pilot Training v0. We thank participants for their valuable feedback!


Upcoming Event — Unpacking Access and Inclusion in K-12 CS Education: Inclusive Mindsets and Pedagogical Practices

Wednesday, Aug. 24
10 a.m. (PDT), 1 p.m. (EDT)

If we do not explicitly work toward inclusion of students with dis/abilities in K-12 CS education, we are excluding them. In this session, the University of Florida's Maya Israel will share research findings on both barriers and pathways to inclusion and professional development resources aimed at providing K-12 CS educators with practical strategies around universal design for learning, high-leverage practices and accessibility in K-12 CS education. Learn more and register on the event's website.

Cadence Scholarship Applications Are Open

Cadence has opened three scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. As part of the mission to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, they are offering a $5,000 scholarship to students studying in a technical field in each of these groups: women in technology, Black students in technology, and Latinx students in technology. Review the application requirements and apply on the Cadence website by Monday, Oct. 10, 2022.

Thank you,
The SCS DEI Team