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(B)Lack of Diversity in
Computer Science and
Engineering
BY: ZACK SALIM
Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks
(Rosa Parks)
March on Washington in 1963
(March on Washington 1963)
The Issue
 Why were there so few African Americans
involved in the computer revolution?
 Where would we be now if they h...
Racism/Sexism
Segregation Fountain
(Segregation Fountain)
Marion Cunningham from Happy Days
(Marion Cunningham)
Grimsley
Inventions and Discoveries
Charles Richard Drew:
• Blood Plasma Storage
(Charles Richard Drew)
Lewis Howard Latimer:
• Car...
Clarence A. Ellis
• First African American with PhD in Computer Science
• R&D at:
• IBM
• Xerox
• Microelectronics and Com...
ENIAC
(Programming the ENIAC)
Women and African Americans
Are in the Same Boat
 Clarence Ellis is a respected
figure in the computer field, but
not pop...
Effects of Socioeconomic Situation
(Woodruf)
African Americans in the Computer
Field
Roy Clay Sr.
• R&D at HP Computer
division
• Founded Rod-L
Electronics
John Thomps...
Black Girls Code
(Petronzio)
How would technology be different?
 More Diversity = Different Backgrounds
 Different Backgrounds = Better/New
Technolog...
UB CSE Diversity Talk
(UB CSE Diversity Chat)
The Issue
 Why were there so few African Americans
involved in the computer revolution?
 Where would we be now if they h...
Citations
 "ENIAC". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 05 ...
Citations(Photos)
 Roy Clay SR. Digital image. The Root. The Slate Group, Web. 15 May 2015.
 Gerald Lawson. Digital imag...
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  1. 1. (B)Lack of Diversity in Computer Science and Engineering BY: ZACK SALIM
  2. 2. Civil Rights Movement Rosa Parks (Rosa Parks) March on Washington in 1963 (March on Washington 1963)
  3. 3. The Issue  Why were there so few African Americans involved in the computer revolution?  Where would we be now if they had been involved?  What contributions have African Americans made since they began to enter the field?  What can we do to Improve diversity in this field?
  4. 4. Racism/Sexism Segregation Fountain (Segregation Fountain) Marion Cunningham from Happy Days (Marion Cunningham) Grimsley
  5. 5. Inventions and Discoveries Charles Richard Drew: • Blood Plasma Storage (Charles Richard Drew) Lewis Howard Latimer: • Carbon-filament Light Bulb (Lewis Howard Latimer) Elijah McCoy: • Automatic Oil Cup (Elijah McCoy) Garrett Morgan: • Gas Mask • Traffic Signal (Garrett Morgan)(Edmonds)
  6. 6. Clarence A. Ellis • First African American with PhD in Computer Science • R&D at: • IBM • Xerox • Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp • Professor at: • Stanford University • University of Texas • MIT (Williams)
  7. 7. ENIAC (Programming the ENIAC)
  8. 8. Women and African Americans Are in the Same Boat  Clarence Ellis is a respected figure in the computer field, but not popular  Women of ENIAC not named by media (The New York Times ENIAC Article)
  9. 9. Effects of Socioeconomic Situation (Woodruf)
  10. 10. African Americans in the Computer Field Roy Clay Sr. • R&D at HP Computer division • Founded Rod-L Electronics John Thompson • Former Chairman & CEO at Symantec • CEO Virtual Instruments • Microsoft’s Board of Directors Member Gerald Lawson • First Interchangeable Game Cartridge Kimberly Bryant • Launched Black Girls Code (Petronzio)
  11. 11. Black Girls Code (Petronzio)
  12. 12. How would technology be different?  More Diversity = Different Backgrounds  Different Backgrounds = Better/New Technology  Better/New Technology = More $$ for Companies/Happier Consumers
  13. 13. UB CSE Diversity Talk (UB CSE Diversity Chat)
  14. 14. The Issue  Why were there so few African Americans involved in the computer revolution?  Where would we be now if they had been involved?  What contributions have African Americans made since they began to enter the field?  What can we do to Improve diversity in this field?
  15. 15. Citations  "ENIAC". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 05 May. 2015 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/183842/ENIAC>.  Williams, Scott. "Clarence A. Ellis - Computer Scientist of the African Diaspora." Clarence A. Ellis - Computer Scientist of the African Diaspora.., 25 May 1997. Web. 05 May 2015.  Petronzio, Matt. "20 Notable Black Innovators in Tech." Mashable. Mashable, Web. 10 May 2015.  "The 1960s." History.com. A&E Television Networks, Web. 10 May 2015.  "IIP Digital | U.S. Department of State." Decades of Change.., 05 Apr. 2008. Web. 10 May 2015.  Edmonds, Molly. "Top 10 Inventions by African Americans." HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks.com, Web. 10 May 2015.  "120 Years of Literacy." National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences, Web. 10 May 2015.  Woodruff, Mandi. "The Income Gap Between Blacks And Whites Has Only Gotten Worse Since The 1960s." Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 29 Aug. 2013. Web. 11 May 2015.  "Educational Attainment by Race and Hispanic Origin, 1940–2010." Infoplease. Information Please Database, 2013. Web. 11 May 2015.  Grimsley, Jim. How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood, Print.  "WITI - Hall of Fame." ENIAC Programmers. WITI, Web. 14 May 2015.  Sydell, Laura. "The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech." NPR. NPR, 16 Oct. 2014. Web. 15 May 2015.
  16. 16. Citations(Photos)  Roy Clay SR. Digital image. The Root. The Slate Group, Web. 15 May 2015.  Gerald Lawson. Digital image. CHEGHeads Blog. The Strong, Web. 15 May 2015.  John Thompson. Digital image. The Root. The Slate Group, Web. 15 May 2015.  Kimberly Bryant. Digital image. The Root. The Slate Group, Web. 15 May 2015.  March on Washington 1963. Digital image. Huffington Post. Huffington Post, Web. 5 May 2015.  "Rosa Parks." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 14 May 2015.  Segregation Fountain. Digital image. Catherine Couturier Gallery, Web. 5 May 2015.  Marion Cunningham (Marion Ross) in 'Happy Days' Digital image. Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines, Web. 14 May 2015.  Charles Richard Drew. Digital image. Who Made America. PBS, Web. 14 May 2015.  Lewis Howard Latimer. Digital image. The Black Inventor Online Museum. Adscape International LLC, Web. 14 May 2015.  Elijah McCoy. Digital image. Ypsilanti Gleanings. Ann Arbor District Library, Web. 15 May 2015.  "Garrett Morgan." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 15 May 2015.  Programming the ENIAC. Digital image. Columbia. Columbia University, n.d. Web. 14 May 2015.  The New York Times ENIAC Article. Digital image. Computer History Museum. Computer History Museum, Web. 15 May 2015.

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