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Star Patterns

The blog of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

May 11, 2021
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We are honoring this community with an incredible conversation covering the historical context that has led us to where we are today, the recent rise in AAPI hate crimes, and how we can better support AAPI students interested in pursuing STEM careers.
April 21, 2021
This month, the VOICES podcast explores the issue of funding within educational endeavors.
March 26, 2021
Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Executive Director Jake Baskin joins the podcast and gives us the scoop on the CSTA Equity Fellows Program, how CSTA helps combat the feeling of isolation among educators, and more.
February 17, 2021
It’s Black History Month and we couldn’t think of anyone better to celebrate with than author, academic, and speaker, Nicki Washington.
February 4, 2021
To celebrate Black History Month, the Constellations staff is sharing five Black pioneers in STEM fields that everyone should know.
January 28, 2021
CS4All Chief Evangelist and CEO and Founder of The Last Mile Education Fund Ruthe Farmer joins the VOICES for Social Justice podcast to discuss barriers that prevent students from graduating with a degree in computer science and how to present your policy ideas to policymakers.
December 7, 2020
It's the best week of the year! We're joined by Jannie Fernandez to celebrate CS Ed Week and its impact over the years and how we can better support women in technology careers. Plus, Lien and Jannie will reveal to them what it means to see the first female vice president elected in United States history.
December 1, 2020
Computer science education experts Dale Reed and Gail Chapman join us for episode six of VOICES for Social Justice. Along with Lien Diaz, the trio examine the state of American classrooms and the impact Covid-19 has had on exposing inequities in our education system.