Start date: September 7, 2022
End date: September 10, 2022
Time: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Washington, DC
NCWIT On the Road

The CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing (also known as “the TAPIA conference”) is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate diversity in computing. The goal of TAPIA Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate the diversity that exists in computing; connect with others to create communities that extend beyond the conference; make contact with leaders in industry and academia; and be inspired by great presentations and conversations. The 2022 TAPIA Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Where can you find NCWIT?

Booth No. #1021

Visit the NCWIT booth, located in the farthest left-hand corner from the exhibit hall A entrance, and meet members of the NCWIT team to learn about resources and opportunities for students, educators, and those in the workforce. Booth hours coincide with the exhibit hall hours of 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (all times listed in Eastern Daylight Time).

Effective Programs for Increasing Diversity in Computing
Thursday, September 8 at 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT // ConvCtr 143 ABC

This workshop provides an opportunity for representatives from the NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Alliances and other organizations to share their effective programs about increasing diversity in computing. The workshop will begin with representatives sharing one effective program from each of the following NSF BPC Alliances and other organizations: AccessComputing; CAHSI; CMD-IT; CRA-W; ECEP; iAAMCS; NCWIT; and STARS. Attendees will have an opportunity to break up into eight groups, with each group having an opportunity to learned the details about the effective program such that information can be taken back to the institution for implementation or partnerships can be found. During the workshop, the participants will have an opportunity to learn about two effective programs.

NCWIT Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wendy DuBow will present.


Who’s In and Who’s Out: The Complexities of the Latinx Community
Thursday, September 8 at 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EDT // ConvCtr 146 A

The Latinx community tends to be included in interventions and research under the label “people of color.” Even when they are extracted from the “people of color” category, they are treated as a monolithic category of “Hispanic” or “Latinx.” In the concept of “spectrum-based racial logics,” Latinx are considered not quite Black and not quite White, but “Brown,” suggesting a middle-of-the-spectrum position. Whatever the ever-evolving, and often confusing, terms are, they fail to capture the complexity of language, ethnicity and race that exists in the Latinx community. There are advantages to being rolled up into a single category: Too few from a single group can mean that certain groups won’t get counted in research unless they are included as part of a larger category. This rolling up can lead to collaborations and partnerships between different communities when their priorities align. However, for Latinx communities, like other communities historically marginalized in computing, there are many important differences that get overlooked. Latinx peoples differ by language, nation of origin, culture, religion, race, and skin color, to name just a few major differences. Broadening participation in computing (BPC) efforts will be strengthened ultimately by understanding the differences within the Latinx community and how these differences can impact what structures need to be changed and what interventions should be provided. Even interpersonal relations between Latinx and other faculty or students can be enhanced by heightened appreciation of the very real differences between individuals who are designated as Latinx or Hispanic.

NCWIT Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wendy DuBow will moderate this panel.


Aspirations in Computing (AiC), Last Mile Education Fund, and NCWIT
Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. // Baby Wale

Join our Tapia social event in partnership with the Last Mile Education Fund! Meet us at Baby Wale for food and socializing. Bring a friend, make new friends, and connect with members and representatives of these three amazing organizations!

For more information about TAPIA 2022, visit the conference webpage.

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