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The blog of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

December 7, 2020
It's the best week of the year! We're joined by Jannie Fernandez to celebrate CS Ed Week and its impact over the years and how we can better support women in technology careers. Plus, Lien and Jannie will reveal to them what it means to see the first female vice president elected in United States history.
December 1, 2020
Computer science education experts Dale Reed and Gail Chapman join us for episode six of VOICES for Social Justice. Along with Lien Diaz, the trio examine the state of American classrooms and the impact Covid-19 has had on exposing inequities in our education system.
October 28, 2020
With less than one week until Election Day in the United States, Lien Diaz encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote.
October 21, 2020
Georgia Tech faculty members Swati Gupta and Wenke Lee join us for a conversation on how the algorithms behind our computers and social media can impact human behavior over time and what consequences can happen because of that.
September 14, 2020
In episode three of VOICES, Lien Diaz talks with Jean Ryoo, Joanna Goode, and Jane Margolis on what access really means, the impact of Covid-19 on the education system, and a decade after its publishing, reflects on Margolis and Goode’s groundbreaking book, Stuck in the Shallow End.
July 30, 2020
A statement from the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing on social justice.
June 17, 2020
Constellations introduces VOICES for Social Justice - Voices of Innovative Compassionate Experts in Society, an alliance of forward thinking, transformational and compassionate experts. Our goal is to lay out a rigorous agenda to shine a brighter spotlight on the negligence of lifting our poor communities, the broken justice system that does not serve or protect BIPOC, and the lack of equitable access to upward mobility and quality education and healthcare for minority groups.
June 12, 2020
In episode two of VOICES, Lien Diaz speaks with Art Lopez, a 33-year veteran computer science teacher on the impact of Covid-19 on schools and how we can better support Latinx students pursuing computer science.