The Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances

  • William Aspray
Part of the History of Computing book series (HC)


This chapter tells the story of the Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances, arguably the National Science Foundation’s greatest achievement in broadening participation in computing at the postsecondary level. The historical backgrounds of the Alliances are given, together with their current activities. The Alliances profiled in this chapter include ones focused on specific minority groups such as African Americans (iAAMCS), and Hispanics (CAHSI), both women and minorities (CRA-W/CDC), geographical regions (Georgia Computes, CAITE, and STARS), and persons with disabilities (AccessComputing).


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  • William Aspray
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  1. 1.School of InformationUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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