U-M wins NCWIT NEXT Award

By | June 6, 2017

The College of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) division received a NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Award for excellence in efforts to attract undergraduate women to the field of computing. Sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Google, NEXT Awards honor academic departments that show improved outcomes in increasing women’s meaningful participation in computing education. CSE’s recruiting efforts focus on undeclared undergraduate students and include the redesign of the introductory class, bias training for course staff and students, and efforts to maintain gender diverse teaching assistants. Retention efforts include the use of relevant course content and department sponsorship of student groups for women. These initiatives have been rewarded by consistent upward trends for female majors and graduations.

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Author: News Staff

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