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Charleston to Lead CIRTL Webinar on African Americans in Computing Science

Wei LAB assistant director and senior research associate Dr. LaVar J. Charleston will lead a webinar on African Americans in computing science, organized by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) on Sept. 9, 2014, at 12 Eastern/11 Central time.

Charleston’s webinar is part of the CIRTLCast Series, which explores topics in science, technology, engineering, and math education. The title of his talk is, “Cultivating African American Undergraduate and Graduate Student STEM Career Choice and Aspirations.”

In his talk, Charleston will explore the issues that play into an African American students’ decision to pursue a degree in computing science, with a particular focus on the factors that are salient to degree attainment. Charleston will also discuss pipeline programs for creating and supporting African American computing science faculty. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session, if time permits.

To attend the session or learn more, go to http://www.cirtl.net/events.

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