1. Free posters
We have a range of free posters to download, print and put up in a classroom or hallway. These celebrate the diversity of computer scientists (the posters also celebrate the diversity of roles too). There are brightly coloured posters for the times when teachers want to highlight a particular group of people (e.g. Women in Computing or Black History Month) and a more muted palette for the everyday background – normalising the variety of people who contribute their talents to improving our world.
We have a range of these posters here at QMUL too, on the walls of the Peter Landin building.
Visit ‘Celebrating Diversity in Computing‘
Or click here: Celebrating diversity in computing
2. CS4FN – free schools magazine
For 16 years we have produced a free schools computing magazine called CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun) with an accompanying website/blog and a site for our back issues. We send around 23,000 copies to 2,400+ subscribing UK teachers. Our next issue will focus on Diversity. We are also creating new issues of ‘A Bit of CS4FN‘ which is for primary schools.
3. PEEECS & PECS – public engagement in EECS and beyond
As part of Paul Curzon’s EPSRC Award as an ICT Public Engagement Champion we are also embedding public engagement and science communication in the department.*
We have created an internal MS Teams group, called ‘PEEECS‘ (🔐 QMUL login required) which currently has 16 members, and we have also created a wider space for computer scientists beyond Queen Mary. There is an accompanying public PEEECS website with example case studies, funding opportunities and background reading, and PECS, a Jiscmail mailing list for anyone interested in public engagement with computer science.
*EECS = School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen Mary University of London.
This blog is funded through EPSRC grant EP/W033615/1.