Community Engaged Scholars in CS

Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of San Francisco

About

The Community Engaged Scholars in Computer Science scholarship program at the University of San Francisco combines four-year scholarships for low-income students majoring in Computer Science with additional with a suite of activities designed to promote the engagement in the departmental, professional, and local communities. These activities include an immersive head start program, cohort enrollment in lower division CS major courses, and alumni mentoring. Scholars also participate in specialized coursework designed to support their academic and professional success, including a first-year course introducing students to campus and community resources, a junior career preparation course, and a CS focused service learning course.

Team

Below you can find our core team. We also work with many other amazing staff and faculty throughout the university to make this program possible, as well as our awesome alumni that sign up as mentors!

Xornam Apedoe
Co-PI
Associate Professor • Department of Learning and Instruction • School of Education • University of San Francisco

Gian Bruno
Program Manager • Department of Computer Science • College of Arts and Sciences • University of San Francisco

Sophie Engle
PI
Associate Professor • Visualization and Graphics Lab • Department of Computer Science • College of Arts and Sciences • University of San Francisco

Malik Henfield
Co-PI
Dean • School of Education • Loyola University Chicago

Alark Joshi
Co-PI
Associate Professor • Visualization and Graphics Lab • Department of Computer Science • College of Arts and Sciences • University of San Francisco

Matthew Malensek
Co-PI
Assistant Professor • Department of Computer Science • College of Arts and Sciences • University of San Francisco

Sami Rollins
Professor • Department of Computer Science • College of Arts and Sciences • University of San Francisco

Christina Tzagarakis-Foster
Co-PI
Associate Dean for the Sciences • College of Arts and Sciences • University of San Francisco

Funding

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1833718. It is part of the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program. The program addresses the need for “a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines” and the “increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need.”

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Contact

Please email ces@cs.usfca.edu if you have questions or comments regarding this program.