Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for CISE Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Pilot
August 22, 2018
BPC is about increasing the participation of groups or populations underrepresented or under-served in computing and closely related disciplines. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is committed to BPC and strongly encourages meaningful actions that address the longstanding underrepresentation in computing and closely related disciplines of various populations including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. More.....
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