PINC Publications and Grant Awards


Reyes R-J, Hosmane N, Ihorn S, Johnson M, Kulkarni A, Nelson J, Savvides M, Ta D, Yoon I, Pennings P. (2022) Ten simple rules for designing and running a computing minor for bio/chem students. PLoS Comput Biol 18(7): e1010202. 

Kulkarni A., Ihorn S., Tate C., Nelson J., Hosmane N., Adelstein N., Pennings P.,  Jacques T., Yoon I. (2021). Peer Mentoring in an Interdisciplinary Computer Science Training Program: Mentor and Student Perspectives and Lessons Learned. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference (Poster presentation).

Pennings, P., Banuelos, M.M., Catalan, F.L., Caudill, V.R., Chakalov, B., Hernandez, S., Jones, J., Okorie, C., Modrek, S., Rohlfs, R. & Adelstein, N. 2020. Ten simple rules for creating an inclusive summer program that provides non-CS undergraduates with coding and research experience. In Press.

Guzman, D., Nguyen, L., Imroz, A., & Ihorn, S. Attitudes and self-efficacy in computer science education. 2020. Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Under review.

Mayorga, M., Lynn, A., Perez, V., Tjiptamustika, N., &  Ihorn, S. Computer science attitudes in first-generation college students. 2020. Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Under review.

Nguyen, L., Guzman, D. & Ihorn, S. Promoting diversity in computer science students: Stereotype threat and goal setting. 2020. Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Virtual Conference.

Lynn, A., Nguyen, L., Hernendez, S., & Ihorn, S. Stereotype threat in computer science. 2020. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Virtual Conference.

Urias, G., Guzman, D., Mayorga, M., & Ihorn, S. Self-efficacy in computer science: The role of gender and race. 2020. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Virtual Conference.

Ihorn, S., Yoon, I., & Kulkarni, A. Student psychological traits and diversity in computer science education. 2020 (to be rescheduled). Annual Meetingof the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Portland, OR.

Ihorn, S., Yoon, I. & Kulkarni, A. Student Psychological Factors and Diversity in Computer Science Education. 2020. SIGCSE proposal.

Kulkarni, A., Yoon, I., Pennings, P., Okada, K. & Domingo, C. Promoting Diversity in Computing. 2018. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Yoon I., Kulkarni, A., Okada, K., Pennings, P. & Domingo, C. Promoting Inclusivity in Computing (PINC) via Computing Application Minor.  April 28, 2018. ASEE The National Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity, Crystal City, VA.


Grant Awards

Grant award from Genentech Foundation, Sept 2020 Title: Gen-PINC Scholarships Program. This grant provides scholarships and mentor support to life sciences students who are pursuing the Computing Applications minor (aka PINC program) at SFSU. The underlying motivation is to increase racial/ethnic and gender diversity in the field of biotechnology.

Grant award from Genentech Inc., Aug 2020 Title: gSTAR-PINC: New Certificate Program “Data Science and Machine Learning for Biotechnology”. The goal of this project is to co-design a new undergraduate certificate program “Data Science and Machine Learning for Biotechnology” in collaboration with Genentech scientists. The new certificate program will provide well-trained and diverse workforce that can tackle some of the most pressing interdisciplinary problems of our times.

NSF IUSE: EHR. Oct 2018. Title: Building the diverse, multidisciplinary computer science workforce of the future with PINC 2.0. The project will provide participating students with learning experiences related to their majors, train computer science faculty in evidence-based science teaching methods, and invite students to share their knowledge with the K-12 community. To reduce stereotype threat and imposter syndrome, the project will employ a cohort-based structure that uses peer, faculty, and industry mentors to create a nurturing and supportive community of learners. The project will identify pedagogies that promote students' interest in computer/data science and their motivation to use it in their majors.

PINC Program funded by Technology Pathways Initiative (TPI), Jan 2016. Title: Improving Diversity in Computing Industry; Attracting Female Biology Students to Computer Science.