On February 27, 2019, SIGCAS sponsored a Mini-Symposium on:
Computing for the Social Good in Computer Science Education
Computing for the Social Good: Educational Practices (CSG-Ed), is an umbrella term meant to incorporate any educational activity, from small to large, that endeavors to convey and reinforce computing’s social relevance and potential for positive societal impact.
Are you a CSG-Ed practitioner? Present your work at this mini-symposium.
Not a CSG-Ed practitioner – attend and learn how to become one!
This FREE event provided an opportunity for CSG-Ed practitioners to present their projects/practices and meet like-minded colleagues. The goal was for current and future CSG- Ed practitioners to share acquired wisdom, discover new collaborators, and review lessons learned.
Mini-symposium presenters were kind enough to share slides. Additionally, the results from the two breakout sessions are also available.
- Mini-symposium schedule and overview slides (pdf).
- Intentionally Educating for the Social Good in Computer Science (pdf) by Blumenthal and Blumenthal (Regis University)
- A Seminar on Race and Gender in Tech (pdf) by Cynthia Lee (Stanford University)
- Encouraging CS Students to Compute for Social Good Through Collaborative, Community-Engaged Projects (pdf) by Pulimood, Bates and Pearson (The College of New Jersey)
- Notes from the two breakout sessions (pdf)
Finally, mini-symposium participants were asked to “sign up” and help grow the community through a variety of activities. These included:
- Designing curricular guidelines for formally incorporating CSG into our computing curricula
- Strategies for sharing CSG activities
- Spreading the word through recruitment of colleagues, organizing on-campus/regional CSG workshops, and writing CSG-based reflection articles for publication.