Colloquium: What can I do today to create a more inclusive community in CS?
December 2, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
3-180 Keller Hall
Bio: Cynthia Lee is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Stanford. She specializes in team-based and question-based course design, and founded peerinstruction4cs.org to support educators in flipping their computer science classrooms using peer instruction. Her teaching awards include the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for "distinctive and exceptional contributions to undergraduate education at Stanford," a "Top 10 Papers of All Time" award at the 50th anniversary of the ACM SIGCSE technical symposium, and the Stanford Society of Women Engineers' Professor of the Year. She has a PhD in high-performance computing from UC San Diego. Her industry work experience includes NASA Ames and startups.
Abstract: Many people who work in STEM wish that our field were more diverse and earnestly want to be part of the solution, yet aren't sure where to begin. This talk will focus on concrete, actionable suggestions that anyone in our field can implement to help create a more inclusive and equitable environment. Drawing on lessons learned in her teaching, research, and mentorship programs, Dr. Lee will provide an inclusion toolkit ranging from 5-minute targeted interventions to lifelong habits.