Learn how we are changing the face of computing education…for good.
What is AiiCE?
The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE) is a national cross-sector partnership that aims to disrupt the norms that currently exist in high-school and postsecondary computing education, to create equitable and inclusive environments for students and educators from diverse identities.
Why was AiiCE created?
Computing continues to permeate every aspect of society. Despite this, the field is overwhelmingly dominated by white and Asian, able-bodied, middle-to-upper class, cisgender men. This lack of diversity is evident in academic/workplace cultures and biased/harmful technologies that negatively impact non-dominant identities (e.g., facial recognition, predictive policing, and healthcare and financial software). Yet, identity (as taught in social science) is rarely (if ever) taught in CS education.
United by a shared vision, AiiCE aims to increase the entry, retention, and course/degree completion rates of high-school and undergraduate students from groups that are historically underrepresented in computing through activities that target the people, practices, and policies directly impacting them.