CS4HS 2011 Keynote: "CS 10K: Transforming High School Computing"

Dr. Jan Cuny
Program Officer
Broadening Participation in Computing Initiative and the CS 10K Project
National Science Foundation

Wednesday, August 24 at 5:45pm

Dr. Jan Cuny is a nationally-recognized expert on computing and K-12 education. Since 2004, she has been a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation. Before coming to NSF, she was a faculty member in Computer Science at Purdue University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Oregon.

At NSF, Jan leads the Education Workforce Cluster and its two programs: Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) and the Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance (BPC-A) program. Together these programs aim to increase the number and diversity of students majoring in computing. Jan has had a particular focus on the inclusion of students from those groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in computing: women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and persons with disabilities.

For her efforts with underserved populations, Jan is a recipient of one of the 2006 ACM President's Award, the 2007 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award, and the 2009 Anita Borg Institute's Woman of Vision Award for Social Impact.