The College of Computing stands firmly committed to anti-racism in all of its policies, programs and priorities. We look at all of our activities through an anti-racist lens, meaning that we consider not only our intentions but the potentially disparate impacts of our actions. We work to counter the undue burden that social injustice has placed on many and diverse groups. We also understand that racism and discrimination in our society have placed their heaviest burdens on Black people and communities, and that our response to racial inequality must account for that.
Many conferences and events have had to reduce in size or be postponed due to Covid-19. Meanwhile, the Constellations Virtual Computer Science Professional Development Summit was able to expand well beyond its original audience and be held at its scheduled time.
Created by the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech (Constellations), the Georgia Department of Education, CS4GA, and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the summit was planned to be an in-person event on Georgia Tech’s campus for computer science teachers in Georgia and the surrounding states.
AnitaB.org CEO and President Brenda Darden Wilkerson discusses the importance of building an antiracist society with leaders Dr. Kamau Bobb, Senior Director at Constellations; Andrea Fishman, Partner at PWC; Liza Layne, AnitaB.org London Community Leader; and Alexandria Butler, Senior Program Manager at Twitter.
A video by the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech will be featured in the 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase, a free online event taking place May 5-12 and funded by the National Science Foundation.
The video, entitled “Professional Development – A Sustainable Approach” allows viewers to learn more about the center’s teacher professional development work and also meet Constellations teachers and leadership.
With a fifth studio album on the way, learning to teach remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and juggling graduate school and parenthood, Marekus Fluellen has a lot going on. For Fluellen, this is the norm and it’s how he likes it.