RESPECT 2020 Digital Proceedings

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Papers are ordered by track and alphabetical by first author’s last name.


Why is Data on Disability so Hard to Collect and Understand?
Brianna Blaser and Richard Ladner

The Why, Who & How of Teaching K-12 Computing?  Examining Teacher Perspectives on Computational Thinking in K-12 Classrooms
Quinn Burke, Jeremy Roschelle, Cinamon Bailey, Colin Angevine, Josh Weisgrau and Kelly Mills

CS4All: An Early Look at Teacher Implementation in One Districtwide Initiative
Cheri Fancsali, June Mark and Leigh Ann DeLyser

Building Systemic Capacity to Scale and Sustain Equity in Computer Science: A comprehensive model of professional learning for teachers, counselors, and administrators
Julie Flapan, Jean Ryoo and Roxana Hadad
RESPECT 2020 Best Paper Award

Centering the Identities of Girls of Color in Computational Thinking Programs
Patricia Garcia, Ashley Jackson and Laura-Ann Jacobs

Teaching computational thinking to multilingual students through inquiry based learning
Sharin Jacob, Ha Nguyen, Leiny Garcia, Debra Richardson and Mark Warschauer

Elementary Teachers’ Use of Video Reflections to Reinforce Computer Science Language and Concepts
Ha Nguyen, Leiny Garcia, Sharin Jacob, Debra Richardson and Mark Warschauer

The Role of Familial Influences in African American Women’s Persistence in Computing
Yolanda Rankin, Maedeh Agharazidermani and Jakita Thomas

What Makes a “Computer Science Person”? Minoritized Students’ Sense of Identity in APCSP Classrooms
Jean Ryoo and Kendrake Tsui

Who Takes Intro Computing? Examining the Degree Plans of Introductory Computing Students in Light of Booming Enrollments
Linda Sax, Jennifer Blaney, Christina Zavala and Kaitlin Newhouse

Assessing the Efficacy of Integrating Computer Science, Math, and Science in a Middle School Sphero Robotics Summer Program
Talese Simley, Naja Mack, Tristian Pittman, Chassidy Cook, Robert Cummings, Dekita Moon and Kinnis Gosha


A Lightweight Intervention to Decrease Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching
Susan Fisk, Kathryn T. Stolee and Lina Battestilli

Intersectional Perspectives on Teaching: Women of Color,  Equity, and Computer Science
Stephany Johnson, Allison Ivey, Jimmy Snyder, Max Skorodinsky and Joanna Goode

Understanding Parents’ Perceived Barriers to Engaging Their Children in Out-of-School STEM Programs
Bo Ju, Olivia Ravenscroft, Evelyn Flores, Denise Nacu, Sheena Erete and Nichole Pinkard

eCSR: Creating Intensive Research Experiences that Cultivate Community for Undergraduate Women & Women of Color
Audrey Rorrer, Sepi Hejazi Moghadam, Breauna Spener and Ting Sun

Tackling the Underrepresentation of Women in Computing and Finding Novel Help in Athletics
Gloria Townsend, Khadija Stewart and Sharmin Tunguz

The iAAMCS Ecosystem: Retaining Blacks/African-Americans in CS PhD Programs
Jeremy Waisome, Jerlando Jackson and Juan Gilbert
RESPECT 2020 Best Paper Award

Experience Reports

Computing to Change the World for the Better: A Research-Focused Workshop for Women
Shadnaz Asgari, Birgit Penzenstadler, Alvaro Monge and Debra Richardson

From Camp to Conferences: Experiences in Leveraging Tech Conferences to Inspire Black and Latinx Girls to Pursue Coding and Tech Careers
Khalia Braswell

Maximizing BPC Through Maryland’s Annual State Summits
Megean Garvin, Rebecca Zarch, Jeff Xavier and Sarah Dunton

FLAMES: A Socially Relevant Computing Summer Internship for High School Students
Amy Isvik, Veronica Catete and Tiffany Barnes

Using Black Music as a bridge to understanding introductory programming concepts
David James and Lelia Hampton
RESPECT 2020 Best Paper Award

Computer Science Principles for Teachers of Deaf Students
Richard Ladner, Andreas Stefik, Jill Naumann and Erin Peach

Successful Interventions to Eliminate Achievement Gaps in STEM Courses
Tracy Larabbee, Narges Norouzi, Carmen Robinson and Jenny Quynn

Lowering the Barrier for Undergraduates to Learn about Computational Research through a Course-Based Conference Experience
Amy Lazarte and Anna Ritz

Faculty in Residence: Improving Preparedness of Underrepresented Students in Computing
Alvaro Monge, Lynne Grewe, Susan Wang and Jaye Espy

A Framework for Designing Contextualized Computing Curriculum.
Ursula Wolz, Gail Carmichael and Anne Marie Webber

Through the Looking Glass: Computer Science Education and the Unintended Consequences of Broadening Participation Policy Efforts
Rebecca Zarch, Sarah Dunton, Joshua Childs and Anne Leftwich


Reflections on Launching a Networked Improvement Community with Computer Science Educators
Carol Fletcher, Ryan Torbey, Joshua Childs and Rebecca Zarch

Rural RPPs: Going from The Middle of Nowhere to Getting Somewhere
Shelly Hollis and Marcus Golden


Role of Academia to Create Re-entry Pathways in Computing
Elodie Billionniere, Farzana Rahman, Quincy Brown and Hyunjin Seo

Broadening Participation: The Community College As A Key Partner
Amardeep Kahlon, Deborah Boisvert and Lori Postner


The MS Pathways to Computing Consortium – a National Invitation
Carla Brodley and Jan Cuny

Shall We Play A Game?:  Building Capture the Flag to Attract Non-Traditional Players
Ann-Marie Horcher

Supporting Research on Inclusion in K-12 Computer Science Education using
Monica McGill and Adrienne Decker


Computational Thinking for STEM Teacher Leadership Training at Louisiana State University
Fernando Alegre, Juana Moreno, Trenton Dawson, Egbeyong Tanjong and David Kirshner

Supporting Teachers to Integrate Computational Thinking Equitably
Merijke Coenraad, Kelly Mills, Virginia Byrne and Diane Jass Ketelhut

Connecting with Computing: Exploring Black/African-American Women’s People-Centered Interests in Computing Sciences
Edward Dillon and Krystal Williams

A Study of the Scrumage Teaching Approach: Student Learning and Attitude Changes
Shannon Duvall, Dugald Hutchings, Scott Spurlock and Robert Duvall

A Baseline Analysis of the Research Questions of NSF-Funded Research-Practice Partnerships and the  Knowledge They Generate
Jordan Esiason, Rebecca Zarch, Stacey Sexton and Alan Peterfreund

Computer Science through Concurrent Enrollment: Barriers and Supports to Broadening Participation
Renee Fall and Jennifer Rosato

The Effects of Native Language on Block-Based Programming Introduction: A Work in Progress with Hispanic Population
Pedro Guillermo Feijóo-García, Keith McNamara Jr. and Jacob Stuart

Meninas.comp Project: Programming for Girls in High School in Brazil
Maristela Holanda, Aleteia Araujo and Maria Emilia Walter

Undergraduate Student Research With Low Faculty Cost
Sindhu Kutty and Mark Guzdial

Evaluating a Cybersecurity Training Program for Non-Computing Major Undergraduate ROTC Students
Naja Mack, Kaylah Mackroy, Chassidy Cook, Robert Cummings, Tristian Pittman and Kinnis Gosha

Does a Computer Science Graduation Requirement Contribute to Increased Enrollment in Advanced Computer Science Coursework?
Steven McGee, Randi McGee-Tekula, Jennifer Duck, Lucia Dettori, Ronald I. Greenberg, Andrew M. Rasmussen, Erica Wheeler and Adam Shelton

Basic Code Understanding Challenges for Elementary School Children
Olivia Nche, Raquel Boulware, S. Megan Che, Eileen Kraemer, Murali Sitaraman and Victor Zordan

Educational Initiatives to Retain Hispanic/Latinx Students in Computing: A Systematic Literature Mapping
Keishla Ortiz-Lopez, Maristela Holanda, Richard Furuta and Dilma Da Silva

Exploring Issues of Gender Equity in Girls’ Out-of-School Time STEM Engagement
Pooja Upadhyay, Mikaela Coleman, Anna Bethune, Denise Nacu, Sheena Erete and Nichole Pinkard

Computer Science is about Problem Solving: Highlights from a 6th Grade Computing Camp
Bushra Anjum and Greg Wilcox

Creating a school-wide CS/CT-focused STEM ecosystem to address access barriers
Danielle C. Boulden, Callie Edwards, Veronica Catete, Nick Lytle, Eric N. Wiebe, Tiffany Barnes and Dave Frye

Motivating STEM+C Learning with Social Impact of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Eoghan Casey, Daryl Pfeif, Karen Peterson and Cassy Soden

Bridge to Computing: An outreach program for at-risk young men
Veronica Catete, Dave Bell, Amy Isvik, Nicholas Lytle, Yihuan Dong and Tiffany Barnes

Building a Pathway from High School to Community College in Cybersecurity Education: Using Research to Ensure Equity
Jill Denner, Emily Green and Julie Edwards

Engaging 4th and 5th Grade Students with Cultural Pedagogy in Introductory Programming
Joseph Isaac Jr., Yerika Jimenez and Christina Gardner-Mccune

Rural Research-to-Practice Partnerships Integrating Computer Science K-8
Ruth Kermish-Allen, Pamela Buffington, Scott Byrd, Brittney Nickerson and Rhonda Tate

Add-on Computer Science Endorsements: A Community Effort
Leanne Long, Donna Shea and Shelly Hollis

Broadening Participation in Computing through a Biology Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Patricia Ordóñez, Juan S. Ramírez-Lugo and Humberto Ortiz-Zuazaga

Through the Looking-Glass: Barriers, Motivations, and Desires of Non-Traditional Students Learning Programming in an Online CS1 Course
Farzana Rahman

Promoting Diversity in CS via Code as a Liberal Art
Ursula Wolz, Todd Anderson and Jennifer Wilson