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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
Doing Business As Name:University of Texas at El Paso
PD/PI:
  • Ann Q Gates
  • (915) 747-7689
  • agates@utep.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Mohsen Beheshti
  • Patricia A Morreale
  • Enrico Pontelli
  • Nayda G Santiago
Award Date:09/18/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 2,891,942
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 1,972,871
  • FY 2021=$1,972,871
Start Date:10/01/2021
End Date:09/30/2024
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:BPC-AE: An Extended CAHSI Alliance to Broaden Participation in Graduate Studies
Federal Award ID Number:2137791
DUNS ID:132051285
Parent DUNS ID:042000273
Program:STEM + Computing (STEM+C) Part
Program Officer:
  • Jeffrey Forbes
  • (703) 292-0000
  • jforbes@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:ADMIN BLDG RM 209
City:El Paso
State:TX
ZIP:79968-0001
County:El Paso
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:16

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Texas at El Paso
Street:
City:
State:TX
ZIP:79902-0001
County:El Paso
Country:US
Cong. District:16

Abstract at Time of Award

The University of Texas, El Paso will lead and extend the work of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance. CAHSI plays a pivotal role in addressing the underrepresentation of Hispanics in computing and developing future Hispanic leaders in computing with advanced degrees. This Alliance Extension aims to increase the number of students who pursue and complete graduate degrees in computing areas, in particular Hispanics and women. This goal will be realized by the addition of nine Carnegie-classified R1 (very high research activity) HSIs to the CAHSI network, increasing the number of doctoral-granting CAHSI institutions to 13. Specifically, the goal of the CAHSI BPC-AE project is to advance a research-based framework for attracting, preparing, and supporting female students and others from underrepresented groups, in particular Hispanic students who are citizens and permanent residents, in their trajectory toward completion of graduate degrees in computing areas. The objectives of the project are: (1) expand students’ research knowledge at participating CAHSI institutions through exposure to research as a career pathway; (2) involve upper division students in research experiences that prepare them for graduate-level research; and (3) build graduate program infrastructure through adoption and study of evidence-based, multi-institutional graduate support structures that lead to Hispanic students’ success in their graduate studies. The expected outcomes are a model of serving Hispanics in graduate computing education grounded in organizational contexts of HSIs that are transferable and adaptable to all institutions invested in broadening participation in computing; peer-reviewed publications on inclusive CS models for Hispanic students in graduate programs; an increase in the number of students from underrepresented groups, particularly Hispanic US citizens and permanent residents, who enter and are retained in computing graduate studies; extended partnerships with industry, national research labs, and non-profits that provide financial support for research preparation and studies. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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