Momentum: Accelerating Equity in Computing and Technology
Eleven members of the Momentum research team smile and pose on a staircase in front of a brick wall

MOMENTUM

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 FINDINGS!

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.

Slide graphic of findings from AP CS A and AP CS Principles study. Differences in Demographic Characteristics for students who took AP CS A, AP CS Principles, or both

ANNOUNCING MOMENTUM

We are excited to announce the launch of Momentum: Accelerating Equity in Computing and Technology! To learn more about the mission and history of Momentum, click on the button below.

A photo of the Momentum team on Zoom. There are 18 members in this photo.
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