Broadening Participation in Computer Science (CS) Education

Broadening Participation in Computer Science (CS) Education is a six-part webinar series that addresses the importance of increasing girls’ and women’s meaningful and influential participation in tech innovation and development each month. The series is free and open to the public — geared towards K-12 formal and informal educators, and high school and college students.

The webinar series is being funded by the Infosys Foundation USA and is being offered through its Pathfinders Online Institute, a free digital learning platform that offers high-quality computer science and maker education resources for educators and students across the U.S.

Upcoming Webinar

Inspired by Youth: A Discussion With High School and College Students Who Build Local CS Communities

October 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. PT

NCWIT and Infosys Foundation USA invite you to join a panel discussion with several 2021 NCWIT AspireIT Impact Award recipients. The AspireIT Impact Award honors 30 women, genderqueer, or non-binary individuals for their incredible work to ultimately encourage K-16 girls to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations.

Listen in as these award recipients discuss how they build and creatively offer hands-on learning opportunities in computing and career exploration, and how they bring together advocates and allies of various backgrounds through computing-related events and community groups. By the end of this session, you will be inspired and equipped to encourage and offer students with historically marginalized identities ways to partake in peer and near-peer mentorship, connect with other technical women, and to participate in local computing career pathways and opportunities.


How to Register

In order to register for the webinar, you will be required to create an account on the Infosys Foundation USA’s free digital learning platform – the Pathfinders Online Institute. Please find steps for creating an account below:
  1. *Click “Access Free CS & Maker ED Resources.”
  2. Click “Create New Account.” (If you are an existing user, please login using your username & password.)
  3. Enter user information and select password. Click “Create New Account.”
  4. Check your email for a verification email from “Wingspan.” Click on the email verification link.
  5. Once your email is verified, login using your account credentials and register for the webinar.
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