With support from Google Research, the SolarSPELL initiative is excited to host our first exploreCSR (computer science research) workshop. This workshop is a broadening participation initiative during which we hope to engage students underrepresented in computer science with the SolarSPELL initiative to demonstrate how to use ‘computing for good’.
The conference will be held in a virtual format on Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, and Saturday, March 20th 2021 from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. On Friday, students will learn about the computer science-related challenges that the SolarSPELL initiative faces, and form small teams to brainstorm solutions for these challenges. On Saturday, students will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to the SolarSPELL staff. Thanks to Google Research support, SolarSPELL will be able to offer a limited number of paid summer 2021 internships, designed for workshop participants to develop and implement their proposed solutions.
A primary goal of this workshop is to introduce students to the possibility of furthering their education in computer science. To that end, Saturday’s schedule features representatives from three ASU graduate programs and two industry professionals from Google Research. See their bios below to learn more and to register for the event!
*Note: Register with your ASU email address in order to access the form.