GIGA EDUCATION MENTORS (GEMs)

2017-2018
Ammal Abbasi
Eeman Abbasi
Shanzeh Agrawala
Nada Al-Thawr
Johanna Brown
Thalia Brown
Xuefei Chen
Caitlin Coggins
Kristin Cour
Penelope Dutton
Hiwete Fetene
Lisa Garrity
Ani Gelashvili
Jenna Hammond
Sara Harda
Ching Ching Huang
Yifang Ke
Tracy Keya
Hyeji Kim
Alina Khan
Yelingzi Liu
Sage Mahannah
Gabi Muir
Malika Niazi
Emilia Nobrega
Anisha Pai
Ada Schnake
Jaemarie Solyst
Yvonne Tran
Natalie Truong
Liz Tucksmith

2016-2017
Ammal Abbasi
Eeman Abbasi
Shanzeh Agrawala
Kat Aiello
Alyx Burns
Tricia Chaffey
CiCi Chen
Kuan-chi Chen
Olivia Chen
Tien Dao
Ranjini Das
Hiwete Fetene
Ani Gelashvili
Mahima Ghale
Xijie Guo
Sylvia Hoang
Alina Khan
Hyeji Kim
Claire Newsome
Sarah Robinson
Sara Rutkowski
Ana Saverchenko
Ada Schnake
Hashma Shahid
My Trinh

2015-2016
Alyx Burns
Caitlin Coggins
Emily Craig
Saadia Gabriel
Briar Harrison
Katie Ho
Nikki Hoffler
Ella Holmes
Nikita Khan
Claire Newsome
Kayla Nguyen
Sarah Read
Sarah Robinson
Ngoc Vu

MaGE GEMs Fall 2017
Fall 2017 GEMs

Giga Educator Mentors Spring 2017
Spring 2017 GEMs

MaGE Practicum Fall 2016
Fall 2016 GEMs




2015-2016 GEMs





FACULTY & STAFF

Heather Pon-Barry (PI), Computer Science

Audrey St. John (co-PI), Computer Science

Becky Packard (co-PI), Psychology and Education

Barbara Rotundo (MaGE Program Coordinator), Computer Science



PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

9/1/17, Article in ACM Inroads, "Addressing the CS capacity challenge by improving undergraduate peer mentoring," (Pon-Barry, St. John, Packard, Stephenson)


3/10/17, Panel presentation at SIGCSE 2017, "Scaling Introductory Courses Using Undergraduate Teaching Assistants," (Forbes, Malan, Pon-Barry, Reges, and Sahami) 

3/9/17, Panel presentation at SIGCSE 2017, "New Tools and Solutions to Address the CS Capacity Crunch"

3/4/16, Poster presentation at SIGCSE 2016, "Megas and Gigas Educate (MaGE): A Curricular Peer Mentoring Program," (Pon-Barry, St. John, Packard, and Rotundo) [abstract] [poster]

3/3/16, Panel presentation at SIGCSE 2016, "Surfacing Solutions to the Capacity Crunch"

8/14/15, Panel presentation at Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) 2015, "You Should (And Can) Keep Diversity In Sharp Focus During the Enrollment Surge," (Kaczmarczyk, Monge, Offutt, Pon-Barry, and Westbrook)





PRESS

2/16/17, "The CS Capacity Program - New Tools and SIGCSE 2017,Google Research Blog


3/16/15, "Google Computer Science Capacity Awards,Google Research Blog

3/11/15, "Google funds new computer science initiative," Mount Holyoke College Communications 




MaGE Award

The MaGE Award is given annually to students who have served as a GEM for two or more semesters, in recognition of their contributions and dedication to the goals of the MaGE program.

2018 recipients 
Shanzeh Agrawala
Caitlin Coggins
Hiwete Fetene
Ani Gelashvili
Tracy Keya
Hyeji Kim
Ada Schnake

2017 recipients 
Alyx Burns
Claire Newsome
Sarah Robinson
Hashma Shahid

2016 recipients 
Katie Ho 
Sarah Read 
Ngoc Vu