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October 30, 2015

Barnes Receives NSF Award to Share the Beauty and Joy of Computing Through STARS

Dr. Tiffany Barnes, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $500,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research proposal entitled “BJC-STARS:  Scaling CS Principles Through STARS Community and Leadership Development.”
The award will run from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2018. 
Abstract –BJC-STARS is a CS10K proposal to broaden access to Computer Science education through engaging colleges and universities to prepare and support regional communities of high school teachers to teach the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) Computer Science Principles course. We will leverage the successful STARS model focusing on engaging faculty and students in a community committed to leading efforts to broaden participation in computing. Each year, we will engage new university faculty who will teach BJC and facilitate professional development and support to high school teachers and students. We will also build a STARS community among participating high school teachers and students, engaging them in the need to broaden participation in computing.
For more information on Dr. Barnes, click here.

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