Morehouse Center for Broadning Participation in Computing

Applications still Open

June 2024
The 2024 Morehouse College Summer Prefreshmen Python Programming Experience (P3X), sponsored by Morgan Stanley, will focus on computing programming in Python. The program will also include guest speakers, technical interview prep, resume review sessions, and mentoring. The online program will run from July 8th to July 26th, 2024, and requires students to be online from 1pm to 5pm EST, Monday through Friday. Students attending Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, and Atlanta Metro College are eligible to apply. However, preference will be given to Morehouse Computing Majors. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a stipend of $1,200. Learn more >>

RISE UP is Back with Five New Tech Course offerings

June 2024
The RISE UP Male Technology Mentorship Program has started with the theme of "Expeditions in Computing." The program is available to middle and high school boys of color from the DeKalb County area.  Participating students will choose between two of five courses, including Conversational AI, Game Development, Web Programming, Salesforce Associate, and Sphero Robotics. The program is sponsored by District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, the DeKalb County Government Office of Human Services, Boeing, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the AUC Data Science Initiative.

Past Event Highlight: The Institute on Expanding Opportunities for All Students

June 10-12, 2024
The Morehouse College Center for Broadening Participation in Computing (CBPC) proudly hosted the in-person sessions of The Institute on Expanding Opportunities for All Students. This event, in collaboration with Georgetown University, the American Talent Initiative, and Penn State, brought together diverse teams to develop projects aimed at enhancing student success and fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Participants engaged in both synchronous and asynchronous provocation talks, panels, workshops, and expert coaching sessions. The event also featured local gatherings for collaborative project work with "critical friends." Networking opportunities with colleagues from Morehouse College, Georgia State University, Calling Education NPC (South Africa) and other institutions enriched the experience, making it a resounding success.

Sage Makes two new gifts to Support the CBPC

June 2024
Sage, a global finance, human resources and payroll software company, has made the decision to continue its support of the Morehouse Center for Broadening Participation in Computing with two new gifts. The first gift, by the Sage Foundation, will support the instruction of a new elective course on Technology Micropreneurship. The course, co-taught by Sage professionals, will be offered in the Fall 2024 semester. Students enrolled in the course with a demonstrated financial need will have the option to receive a scholarship for the amount of $3,000. The second gift is for the establishment of the Sage Visiting Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence. 

SWE Major lands job at Verily

February 2024
Morehouse Software Engineering Major,  Ea-Rhon Rogers, has started a full-time job as a Cloud Platform Engineer at Verily. Verily Life Sciences LLC, also known as Verily, is Alphabet Inc.'s research organization devoted to the study of life sciences. Congrats Ea-Rhon!

New Courses AVAILABLE for Atlanta Area Students!

Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at any of the following institutions is eligible to cross-register in any of our featured online and hybrid Spring 2024 courses through the ARCHE.
Qualifying institutions include Agnes Scott College, Brenau University, Clark Atlanta University, Clayton State University, Emory University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Morehouse College, Oglethorpe University, Spelman College, University of Georgia, and the University of West Georgia. Click here to see which classes will be available for the Spring 2024 semester.

GOsha Selected to NSF CISE AC

October 2023
CBPC Executive Director, Dr. Kinnis Gosha, has formally accepted an invitation from the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to join the CISE Advisory Committee. As a member of the committee, Dr. Gosha will join other renowned computer science leaders in advising the nation in strategic planning and the policy formulation process. Currently, the annual budget award for the CISE Directorate exceeds 1.15 billion dollars.  

BICE approved by IEEE CS

September 2023
The IEEE Computer Society was formally announced as the technical co-sponsor for the 2024 Black Issues in Computing Education (BICE) Symposium. BICE 2024 is hosted by the CBPC and the IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation. The symposium will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on February 1-3, 2024. Click here to visit the symposium website. 

CBPC Partners with Georgia Tech in Advanced MANUFACTURING

September 2023
The Morehouse Center for Broadening Participation in Computing has received funding from Microsoft in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility on a new course to be taught in the Spring 2024 semester. The course will fuse art, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing. Students in the ARCHE course-sharing consortium are available to take the course. Click here to learn more about the course offering. 

CBPC at TAPIA Celebration

September 2023
Several Morehouse Computer Science and Software Engineering majors traveled to Dallas Texas for the CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. Thanks to Microsoft and the STARS Alliance for travel support.

Sage Collaborates with CBPC

April 2023
Global software firm Sage and Morehouse College CBPC partner to expand the college’s Software Engineering curriculum and prepare a diverse pipeline of talent for tech jobs. Read More >>

CS Department faculty learn to engage HBCUS at CBPC

May 2023
The CBPC serves as the co-host for the 2023 Computing Research Association's Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plans Workshop. Over 80 computing faculty from across the country came to Atlanta to learn how to strengthen their department's BPC plan and engage with Minority Serving Institutions. Several attendees even stayed after the workshop to tour the campus of Morehouse College. Thanks to NSF CISE for funding this initiative.

JOrdan WIns Dissertation Award

March 2023
CBPC Associate Director, Dr. Renee Jordan, was recognized by Georgia State University for winning the 2023 Outstanding Dissertation in Learning Technologies Award.

CBPC Trains DeKalb Youth in Tech

July 2023
CBPC partners with the DeKalb County Human Services Department to host the RISE UP Summer Male Mentorship Program. 

GOsha elected to CRA Board

March 2023
CBPC Executive Director Dr. Kinnis Gosha was elected to the Computer Research Association's Board of Directors.
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CHerry Earns Meta Certification

August 2023
Morehouse Software Engineering Professor David Cherry has gained his certification in Meta Database Engineering from Meta. 

Morehouse College Launches the Center for Broadening PARTICIPATION in Computing

October 2022
Click the video to see the investiture of the center.