How does identity and context shape how people, communities, and societies make sense of the world ?
How can evidence-based interventions and policies be crafted with equity at its core?
How can organizations meaningfully embody equitable systems? And, in our evolving digital landscape, how do technological interventions shape societal equity— both its opportunities and challenges?
What understanding begins to do is to make knowledge available for use, and that's the urgency, that's the push, that's the drive.
I get tired of research that never gets used...the question is when will we take all that energy and all the wonderful things that you do and make it work for the people.
I stood at the border, stood at the edge and claimed it as central.
l claimed it as central, and let the rest of the world move over to where I was.
இந்த மாநிலம் பயனுற வாழ்வதற்கே.
Improving the underrepresentation of women and
racial minorities in computer science requires a holistic understanding of how
early experiences and mindsets in K-12 classrooms influence decisions to pursue
careers in computing. We conducted a national longitudinal study of students in
advanced placement computer science courses to understand how student mindsets
(belonging, personal relevance, math/intelligence mindset) impact behavioral
engagement, how their mindsets evolve over time, and how contextual factors at
the teacher, classroom, and school level can influence these temporal dynamics.
We find that mindsets differentially impact engagement and vary with gender and
race. Some mindsets change over time due to performance feedback, and these
changes affect subsequent engagement and performance. Class characteristics
(e.g., class size, gender ratio) and school characteristics (e.g., share of
low-income and racially underrepresented students) moderate the effect of
mindsets on performance. Our findings have implications for learning theories
and equity-focused educational practices.
The trend for large-scale collaboration has the potential to improve researcher, cultural, and participant diversity. Conducting in-person research requires the examination of challenges and payoffs of competing priorities in what constitutes 'good' research. We describe these challenges and potential resolutions and payoffs in advancing big-team science.
Institutional Affiliation: Graduate coursework at Cornell University & New York University
Institutional Affiliation: Teaching Assistantships at Cornell University & New York University