Email Print Share
February 25, 2013

Why Diversity in Computer Science Is Important

Computer science professionals of a variety of backgrounds and views discuss why it is imperative for the field to embrace a diversity of perspectives to address today's global challenges. Those sharing their insights are (in order of appearance): Farnam Jahanian, assistant director for NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering; James Mickens, a researcher with Microsoft Research; Andrea Johnson, a PhD candidate at Clemson University in South Carolina; Cedric Stallworth, the assistant dean for outreach, enrollment and community at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta; and Jane Margolis, senior researcher at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Credit: National Science Foundation

Images and other media in the National Science Foundation Multimedia Gallery are available for use in print and electronic material by NSF employees, members of the media, university staff, teachers and the general public. All media in the gallery are intended for personal, educational and nonprofit/non-commercial use only.

Videos credited to the National Science Foundation, an agency of the U.S. Government, may be distributed freely. However, some materials within the videos may be copyrighted. If you would like to use portions of NSF-produced programs in another product, please contact the Video Team in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation.

Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.