In Good Company

Sharon Tettegah, a UC Santa Barbara professor of Black Studies, has been invited by the Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational and Mixed-Methodologies (ICQCM) to take part within the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) QCM Scholars cohort.

Tettegah, director of the Center for Black Studies Research, joins a bunch of 35 students for a two-year collection of digital coaching seminars provided by main methodologists, researchers and demanding theorists.

“It is a great opportunity to be accepted as an NSF QCM Scholar,” Tettegah mentioned. “It is an honor to know that I’ll acquire information, which is able to assist college students who’re undergraduate analysis fellows on the Center for Black Studies Research within the space of computational and information science.

“Training and knowledge in critical data science within Black Studies will assist in providing the field with the ability to develop generations of researchers in computational and data science through the use of a just and critical lens,” she continued. “The questions of where we choose to turn the lens, who gets to look through it, and what steps society takes to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to look through the lens is an important one.”

Joining the cohort is an ideal match for Tettegah, whose profession and scholarly work have targeted on the intersections of social justice and science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM). ICQCM, in the meantime, goals to broaden the participation of underrepresented teams in information science and different STEM fields.

“During my tenure as an ICQCM scholar I plan to learn and apply my new knowledge to Black studies at UCSB,” she mentioned. “My dedication as a college member is to study all that I can in order that underrepresented minority college students at UCSB will know that there are various instruments obtainable to look at all forms of information. 

Before becoming a member of UCSB Tettegah was an affiliate dean for analysis and sponsored packages on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was this system chair of Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching and Agency within the College of Education on the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign. She additionally held an appointment in cognitive neuroscience in bio-intelligence on the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In addition, she was a analysis scientist and affiliate on the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Her analysis facilities on the intersection of STEM studying, feelings, fairness and social justice. She was additionally a program director from 2010 to 2012 on the National Science Foundation, the place she managed a number of packages. She is the collection editor for feelings and expertise with tutorial writer Elsevier.

ICQCM is dedicated to advancing the usage of information science methodologies amongst students at establishments serving predominantly underrepresented college students, underrepresented postdoctoral and college researchers in any respect establishments, and people who conduct analysis with Latina/o/x, Indigenous and Black communities.

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