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The blog of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

December 16, 2019
Lien Diaz encourages people to invoke the same energy and passion for building up the computer science community outside of the designated Computer Science Education Week.
November 25, 2019
Constellations teachers visited campus again for another round of professional development workshops. This time, they were joined by a special guest and more!
October 21, 2019
This year, Constellations has implemented professional development for teachers throughout the academic year. The center hosted its first workshop in September to great success. Here, we give you the keys to a successful computer science teacher workshop.
October 14, 2019
Atlanta, Ga. is becoming a modern technopolis, but who is it being built for?
September 27, 2019
Senior Director Kamau Bobb reflects on the current tech landscape and where we go from here.
September 23, 2019
Earlier this month I attended the ​​latest Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) gathering with ​pioneering educators, policy makers,​ and influencers​ from across the country to focus on​ computer science (CS) education​ policy.  As I immersed myself into discussions, I wanted to better understand the relationship(s) between the intent of state and local policies to expand access to computing and the actual efforts being implemented in each state to enforce those policies. Here are my takeaways.
August 20, 2019
With the start of the new school year I've been thinking about questions that are often asked of me, particularly by those who have known me for only a short period of time and are leery of my interests in serving the underserved in education: Why do you care about Black and Brown students? Why do you care about poor Hispanic and Asian communities? Why do you care, period? 
August 5, 2019
Lien Diaz is a native of El Paso who was visiting her hometown when terror struck the city. Here are her thoughts.