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Joi Mondisa receives M-Cubed funding

Title: Rise Up: Designing Effective Computer Science Mentoring Experiences for High School Students| Short Read

Funding Source: M-Cubed 3.0

Project details: Rise Up, a mentoring program initiative, helps underrepresented minority (URM) high school students succeed in their Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) courses and exams. In this project, near-peer undergraduate students will mentor URM high school students in CS via remote and in-person help sessions. We will examine how these mentoring sessions impact students’ self-efficacy and interest in computing and engineering careers. Also, the project will focus on holistically examining the factors that influence the effectiveness of the mentor-mentee relationships, including how to effectively train and support mentors and how to encourage mentee engagement.

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Sensor technology aims to help US cities extend the life of aging pipelines

Transformative pilot project in Detroit could help cities across U.S. deal with overdue pipeline upgrades. | Medium Read