AiiCE: A Large-Scale Effort to Cultivate Inclusive Excellence in Computing

Feb 4

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Pratt School of Engineering with panelists


Associate Vice President George A. Truskey, Professor Shaundra Daily, PhD Student Cecilé Sadler, & Professor Nicki Washington

As society continues to charge through a computational revolution, it is imperative that a diverse range of disciplines and groups shape and influence the future of computing and its applications. To date, however, much of computing design, development, and implementation has been dominated by technocentric fields which lack diversity with respect to identity. The effects of this lack of diversity in thought and approach have far-reaching social and cultural implications that are evident in academic/workplace cultures and biased/harmful technologies that negatively impact society at large and, most significantly, the most vulnerable. Changing this trajectory cannot rely on marginalized groups. Instead, institutions (which include people, policies, and practices) must be transformed so that a broad spectrum of identities not only participate in the development of technology, but also drive its future. In this talk, the team will discuss the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing, challenges associated with centering interventions on marginalized groups, and how they are working through the Alliance for identity-Inclusive Computing Education towards a more inclusive future of computing. Lecture part of Research Week 2022, Duke's week-long celebration of research. Join us virtually January 31 through February 4 at


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