Dr. Kinnis Gosha  Director of the Culturally Relevant Computing  lab spoke at the University of Georgia Tech’s Graphic Visualization Usability (GVU)  Center’s Brown Bag Seminar. The discussion was on the topic of ways to broaden participation in computing.  Dr. Gosha introduced the concept of how conversational agents such as Siri and Alexa are already doing this in everyday households. However, these agents also provide a unique opportunity to provide mentoring and advisement to individuals in ways that cannot be accomplished by traditional human-to-human interactions. His presentation  provided details on multiple projects (in progress and completed) that leverage various types of conversational agents to address issues in the area of broadening participation in computing.