CS for ECO Webinar: Broadening Participation in Computer Science (BPC): Community Advice and Resources

What do we mean by BPC? 

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is committed to broadening participation in computing (BPC).

CISE strongly encourages meaningful actions that address the longstanding underrepresentation of various populations — including women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities — in the computing field.

In short, how can higher education and K-12 collectively increase opportunities for targeted groups to participate in current and authentic learning experiences in computer science.


  1. Colleen Lewis, McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
  2. Linda J. Sax, Professor of Education and Information Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
  3. Wendy M. DuBow, NCWIT Director of Evaluation, Senior Research Scientist, University of Colorado Boulder
  4. Tracy Camp, Department Head and Professor of Computer Science (CS@Mines), Colorado School of Mines
  5. Diane Levitt, Senior Director of K-12 Education, Cornell Tech, Cornell University

Presentation slides may be viewed here.