On July 20th, 2020 Dr. Kinnis Gosha participated in the STEM for All Multiplex video and panel discussion. The videos and panel discussion covered the latest scientific innovations at HBCUs and explored ways to use HBCUs as a strategic resource to advance excellence and diversity in STEM. Click the link to watch Dr. Gosh’s video on Using Conversational Agents to Broaden Participation in CS
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.
Drs. Molly Kennedy (Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering) and Victoria Corbin (Associate Professor of Biological Sciences) from Clemson University came to Morehouse College as a guest of Dr. Kinnis Gosha to give a talk about graduate school, summer research programs and research in general. Students who attended from the computer science department learned about how to pay for graduate school, what students do in graduate school and why they should consider a PhD in computing. Dr. Gosha was the inaugural graduate of Clemson University’s Human-Centered Computing Doctoral program in 2013.
A team of representatives, lead by Morehouse College Alum Seldric Blocker, from NBCUniversal came to Morehouse College to talk to students about opportunities in media + technology. Last year eight Morehouse College students were interns for NBCUniversal including three technology interns from the Computer Science department.