FIU has received a “Best Practice,” $625,000 grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University to support the implementation of evidence-based approaches that quickly and significantly increase the representation of women in undergraduate computing.

Housed at Northeastern’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, the Center for Inclusive Computing’s goal is to transform the national landscape of women in technology through grant funding at the undergraduate level, expert technical assistance by computing faculty, and meaningful data collection for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.

The grant will allow the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS) in the College of Engineering & Computing to reform the department’s first two computer science programming courses; develop an undergraduate teaching assistant program; and develop a sustainable faculty data analyst role.

Increasing representation is important, according to Mark Weiss, associate dean for the College of Engineering & Computing and one of the project’s PIs.

Read more at FIU News.