a leadership & professional development conference
for college students and faculty who are interested in
taking action to broaden participation in computing
>> The Celebration
The STARS Celebration conference program features sessions on best practices in broadening participation in computing, hands-on training (virtual for 2020) workshops for conducting computer science outreach programs for K-12 students, professional development sessions for both faculty and students, and a student poster session highlighting computing research, outreach, and service projects. The STARS Celebration conference also serves to build and sustain the STARS Computing Corps (STARS) community.
>> What is STARS?
STARS is an NSF-funded alliance of more than 50 colleges and universities with a mission to develop college students and faculty as leaders who broaden participation women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities in computing. STARS student members take an active role in broadening participation in computing and develop their technical skills by leading service learning projects, including near-peer outreach that introduces K-12 students to computing as well as within-department peer tutoring, mentoring, and research collaborations.
>> Since 2006, over 2600 STARS students and 80 faculty across 53 academic institutions have reached more than 140,000 K-12 students in STARS outreach programs.
>> Interested? The STARS Celebration welcomes existing members of the STARS Computing Corps, as well as newcomers! Anyone who is interested in in learning about how to take action and connect to national resources for broadening participation in computing are welcome.
>> Join us for STARS Celebration 2020!
Friday, November 6th, 2020 - co-hosted with the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in their first ever follow up conference for grad students!
IMPORTANT: Due to current circumstances, STARS Celebration and the Tapia Celebration as a whole will move to a virtual format for 2020.
Registration open now!