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African American Women in Engineering: Statistics and Solutions with Nicole Yates (Ep. 97)

African American Women in Engineering: Statistics and Solutions with Nicole Yates (Ep. 97)

African American Women Engineers’ Silent Struggle Against Indifference I had a hard time finding a title for this post. I wanted to come up with something that would speak to what people were already searching for. So I went to Google Trends and entered “black women in engineering”. The results showed zero interest over the past 5 years. I tried “African American women in engineering”. Again, no one was searching for these terms, according to Google. I tried narrowing the search to just

Ep 88: Technology and Teaching: Opportunities for Measurable Student Outcomes with Shayna Cook

Ep 88: Technology and Teaching: Opportunities for Measurable Student Outcomes with Shayna Cook

Shayna Cook (cook_shayna) is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Learning Technologies project. Shayna researches and reports on innovation, new technologies, and digital equity issues concerning children from birth through third grade. She is a former teacher who graduated from American University with a master’s degree in education, focusing on policy and leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in classics from Howard University. In

Ep 85: How to Help Women with STEM Degrees Keep Breaking Barriers with Roberta Rincon

Ep 85: How to Help Women with STEM Degrees Keep Breaking Barriers with Roberta Rincon

Roberta Rincon is the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) Manager of Research. Before joining SWE, Roberta Rincon was a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at The University of Texas System. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education policy research, coordinating various award and faculty recruitment programs, analyzing the impact of state legislative actions, and preparing white papers on topics ranging from classroom utilization to student success. Roberta received her B.S. in Civil

*Encore Episode*: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science Melissa Rasberry

*Encore Episode*: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science Melissa Rasberry

Hi everyone, I’m away on vacation this week but didn’t want to leave you empty-handed. I will forgo the news update this week because I left last Thursday and scheduled this post for Monday, 4/10, so I was long gone before Friday thru Monday’s news cycles. In any case, today’s episode is an encore presentation–my interview with my good friend Melissa Rasberry from the American Institutes for Research. This was a popular show, so I wanted to make sure you heard it. Without further adieu

Ep 69: Introduction to Google’s Computer Science Education Research,Tools and Programs with Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam

Ep 69: Introduction to Google’s Computer Science Education Research,Tools and Programs with Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam

Dr. Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam (@sepurb), Head of Research and Development, K-12 Pre-University Education at Google. Previously, Sepehr was an Associate at both A.T. Kearney and Booz Allen. He also served as Associate Director of Teacher Effectiveness for the New York City Department of Education. He has broad experience leading key components of strategic human capital plans in the public and government sectors. He has led the design of human capital policies, programs, and practices; and managed

Ep 53: A Teacher Reveals How to Help Kids Learn Computer Science with Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Ep 53: A Teacher Reveals How to Help Kids Learn Computer Science with Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen (@reitzlarsen) is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing opportunities for all students to be successful. She works with teachers nationwide on the CSforAllTeachers.org site and with Code.org to promote the importance of computer science, assist …

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

My guest today is Dr. Melissa A. Rasberry (@MelRasberry). Melissa is senior technical assistance consultant at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where she serves as the principal investigator for the CS10K Community, an online community of practice for computer science teachers sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She has created and facilitated over 35 virtual communities throughout her career, providing effective online professional learning experiences for educators. Dr…

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

Beverly Parenti (@thebev) is co-founder and Executive Director of The Last Mile—a nonprofit focused on providing education and training inside prison that can result in gainful employment upon reentry, thereby reducing recidivism and helping redirect spending from prisons to education. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently visited San Quentin prison to spend time with inmates who are participating in Last Mile’s coding boot camp called Code.7370. On the day of his visit,…

If You Don’t Build Tech Skills Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later with Laura Berrocal (Ep. 20)

If You Don’t Build Tech Skills Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later with Laura Berrocal (Ep. 20)

Ms. Laura Berrocal has a decade of experience working in strategic alliance and partnership building at both the national and local level. She currently serves as Director of External Affairs at CTIA, where she manages the association’s grassroots, grasstops and third party relationships and develops communications strategies to educate communities about CTIA’s work across the wireless and tech sector. Prior to CTIA, she served as Vice President of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs for…

How to Avoid Getting Pigeon-holed in Your Career with Jorge Schement (Ep.16)

How to Avoid Getting Pigeon-holed in Your Career with Jorge Schement (Ep.16)

Jorge Reina Schement became Rutgers Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2013. Previously he was Dean of the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University from 2008 to 2013. He is also Professor II in the Bloustein School of Public Policy, and in the Department of Latino-Hispanic Caribbean Studies. A Ph.D. from the Institute for Communication Research at Stanford University, and M.S. from the School of Commerce at the University of Illinois,…