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The blog of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

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.
June 4, 2020
Change isn’t easy but it is not impossible. It is a necessity. I don’t want to see another person have to cry out: I can’t breathe. Three fundamental words when put together scream out life or death.
June 3, 2020
In the first episode of VOICES, Lien Diaz spoke with Stephanie Rodriguez, vice president of policy and engagement at AnitaB.org. The duo discussed the different challenges that women and minorities face in STEM careers and how educators and tech professionals can better support them.
June 1, 2020
Constellations Executive Director and Dean of the College of Computing Charles Isbell shares some of his experience as a black man in America and how our stories matter.
April 21, 2020
Our team is hard at work helping our students and teachers succeed via online learning, but we wanted to take a moment and provide some recommendations of books, quotes, movies, and more that have been helping refuel us while we practice social distancing.