Posters celebrating diversity in computing

Free posters (to download) for your classroom

Celebrating diversity in computer science

 

Download the posters as PDF or .pptx
You can print the PDF for your classroom, or download an editable .pptx set and add your own information.

Please let us know how you’re using these resources, we’d love to hear more via Twitter (@cs4fn) or email cs4fn@eecs.qmul.ac.uk

Licence
The posters are made available under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA licence which means you are welcome to share and adapt them for your own needs (non-commercial use only) while crediting us and if you share adapted versions then you need must make them available under the same licence and credit us.

We hope that you and your class will find the posters inspiring and that it encourages your students to find out more, but we also hope that they will work in the background too, to normalise the fact that computer scientists come in all varieties. There are men and women of different ages and ethnicities in the poster set and we will be adding more people.

We will also add some further brief accompanying information and pointers to find out more here but information about the lives of these people is widely available online and many have their own Wikipedia articles (which point to more reliable primary research).

List of people on the posters so far
(links are to CS4FN or Teaching London Computing content)

An example of how the posters might be used

Thank you, Christine Farion. Your research into memory and the development of digital bags that help us keep track of things won’t be forgotten. Find out about Christine’s research.

One way the posters might be used is in project ideas that can build cross-curricular links and citizenship themes. For example Christine Farion researches how a bag or rucksack could be digitised effectively to remind people what’s already packed in there and to highlight what might be missing.

As part of her PhD in computer science at Queen Mary University of London, Christine researched the use of technology to reduce anxiety of forgetfulness. She created a bag that as you placed specific things in it, a small light was displayed on the outside of the bag. She now makes and sells the bags. Read more about her research on the cs4fn website (the article is also on page 4 of issue 25 of the CS4FN magazine, on wearable computing) or look Christine’s website.

This could link to work on Design & Technology and PSHE&C. Your students could design a product that helps those with memory problems. Eg. A device that reminds you what you wanted to remember to collect from upstairs or they could write about the use of technology to support people’s lives.

More examples of how to use the posters.


This work is funded by the Institute of Coding with additional funding from TLC.


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