Our work at Momentum is inspired by the reality that, despite growing demand for a technologically-trained workforce and increasing popularity of tech majors and careers, women and people of color remain marginalized in tech fields, with many equity gaps actually becoming larger with time.
Momentum aims to accelerate equity in computing and technology through the generation of new knowledge about what works (and what does not) in diversifying the tech workforce, with a special focus on educational pathways.
Simply put, it is critical to achieve greater momentum.
New Collaboration with the Center for Inclusive Computing
Momentum is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Center of Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University to conduct research that builds off of prior work with BRAID. This research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will generate new knowledge that informs efforts to increase the representation of women and Black, Latinx and Indigenous students in computing fields. For more information about CIC, click on the button below.
The Momentum Team recently presented new research findings at several conferences, including SIGCSE, RESPECT, and AERA.
For example, one of our studies examined first-year college students who took Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCSA), Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (APCSP), or both APCS courses while in high school. The figure on the right suggests that students who took only AP CS Principles were more diverse than APCSA students in terms of gender, race, income, and first-generation status.
Click on the button below to explore these and other recent findings.