Saturday, September 23, 2017 — 8:30AM - 4:30PM
The 12th annual STARS Celebration is a full-day event for college students and faculty who are interested in becoming change agents that take action to broaden participation in computing.The program features sessions on best practices in broadening participation in computing,hands-on training workshops for conducting computer science outreach programs for K-12 students, professional development sessions for both faculty and students, and a student poster session highlighting computing research, outreach, and service projects. Most importantly, the STARS Celebration event helps to build and sustain the STARS Computing Corps (STARS) community. STARS is an NSF-funded alliance of more than 50 colleges and universities with a mission to develop college students and faculty as leaders who broaden participation women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities in computing. STARS student members take an active role in broadening participation in computing and develop their technical skills by leading service learning projects, including near-peer outreach that introduces K-12 students to computing as well as within-department peer tutoring, mentoring, and research collaborations. Since 2006, over 2600 STARS students and 80 faculty across 53 academic institutions have reached more than 136,000 K-12 students in STARS outreach programs.
The STARS Celebration welcomes existing members of the STARS Computing Corps as well as newcomers who are interested in learning about how to take action and connect to national resources for broadening participation in computing!
The Call for Participation for the STARS Celebration is open.
Registration and travel scholarships for the STARS Celebration are open.
Please note: The STARS Celebration is co-located with the Tapia 2017 Conference. Registration for the STARS Celebration is NOT included in Tapia registration. Tapia Conference attendees wishing to attend the STARS Celebration must also register to attend STARS celebration. Tapia Scholarship recipients who wish to attend STARS must apply for STARS travel support for Saturday night hotel accomodations.
For questions about the STARS Celebration contact Jamie Payton