Broadening Participation in Computing Special Technical Community
A community and forum for those interested in increasing engagement in computing.


Welcome to the IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation

The Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation is working to broaden participation in the computing sciences. We provide a social platform to enable like-minded people to discuss and promote topics and ideas about broadening participation.

Our Mission
As worldwide demand for computing professionals and innovation increases, it is important to engage more diverse people to drive creativity and provide equal opportunity. We strive to improve participation in engineering, computing, and technology by:

  • Supporting the research community
  • Building a strong theory and foundation for BP research
  • Advocating for broadening participation
  • Amplifying BP and computing education efforts


Tiffany Barnes,

George Thiruvathukal,

Newsletter Chair
Jamie Payton,