Computing Careers Now is a NSF sponsored project (Award #1533627) led by Dr. Kinnis Gosha, Assistant Professor in the Morehouse College Computer Science Department. This project was designed to uncover new insights regarding the effect of culturally relevant career exploration resources on high school students’ career interests. The researchers propose a mixed-methods research design using quantitative and qualitative data to examine the effects of using embodied conversational agents (ECAs) in virtual career exploration fairs with rural and urban high school students. Building on previous research that shows that ECAs are as effective as humans when used to mentor undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate school, the researchers will explore whether the research extends to high school students considering computing careers.
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