AccessComputing Partner: Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University
Auburn University AccessComputing Team Members
Taha Ben Brahim is a Fulbright Ph.D. candidate in Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering where he is part of the coordination team of the K-12 Robo Camp program, and the Computer Literacy Academy (COMP CAMP), which both encourage students to pursue computing careers.
Gerald Chidume is an Instructor at Auburn University.
Daniela Marghitu is a faculty coordinator in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Auburn and Director of the Educational and Assistive Technology Laboratory. She is the Co-PI and Technology Director of the NSF-funded Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM.
As a part of their participation in AccessComputing, the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Auburn University:
- has a representative on AccessComputing phone calls;
- participates in an AccessComputing Community of Practice;
- participated in an AccessComputing Capacity-Building Institute;
- will participate in some future training, Capacity-Building Institute, or other AccessComputing Activity;
- makes their department more accessible and more welcoming to students with disabilities;
- collects data about students with disabilities at their institution;
- works to improve accessibility of their website and publications; and
- has hosted interns funded by AccessComputing;
- will develop a "pre-packaged" activity into a AccessComputing publication or an article;
- offers a summer day camp for students with disabilities to prepare for and pursue computing careers; and
- will partner with Landmark College to improve the offerings of their summer camp recruit more undergraduates to teach at the camp, and encourage the campus center that promotes excellence in teaching to collaborate with the team from Landmark to address the needs of students with invisible disabilities in their offerings.