Personal Reflections of Computing Educators
demonstrations and presentations. Some of the largest and most
influential industry leaders such as IBM, Google, and Microsoft
have been present and provided substantial impact on the success on the symposia. Over the years I have collaborated with
individuals and groups from these industry partners to leverage
internships for our students, software and equipment grants for
our programs, and to gain access to a wealth of speakers and consultants for continually improving our academic programs.
I hope that by sharing my SIGCSE journey, I can show that
this professional organization not only impacts the established
players, but also those new to the field. SIGCSE had reinforced
my belief that it is possible to achieve amazing things and one
must leverage all the resources at one’s disposal. As we celebrate
the 50th anniversary, I encourage our computing colleagues to
get engaged with SIGCSE activities and volunteer to advance
the impact of this organization on our community.
Elva J. Jones, Professor
Winston-Salem State University
College of Arts Sciences Business and Education
Department of Computer Science
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
DOI: 10.1145/3230702 ©2018 2153-2184/18/12
from CMU, Duke, Rice, Brown, Georgia Tech, University of Alabama, University of Pittsburg and many others.
The SIGCSE collaborations continue, as we find our current
iAAMCS (“I am CS”—Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences) grant uses SIGCSE as one of the key
conferences for disseminating our research findings. The NSF
program manager for both these grants is an avid SIGCSE participant. SIGCSE continues to be a networking hub!
Participation in SIGCSE has ensured continued growth and education as well as providing the opportunity to participate in the
broader computing community. SIGCSE has made great strides
in promoting industry/academia interaction by engaging and leveraging industry conference presentations as well as exhibit hall
Participation in SIGCSE has
ensured continued growth and
education as well as providing
the opportunity to participate in the
broader computing community.