Welcome to the INCLUDES website for the “Building upon CAHSI’s Success to Establish a Networked Community for Broadening Participation of Hispanics in Graduate Studies.” The CAHSI INCLUDES project builds on a partnership of institutions and organizations from public and private sectors, all with an established record in advancing Hispanics in higher education, providing a holistic approach to broadening participation that draws strength from each of its key partners to impact states with a large percentage of Hispanics. The foundation is the successful NSF-funded Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) that has emerged as a significant pipeline of new recruits into computing graduate studies and the professoriate throughout this nation. The INCLUDES investigators are from California State University-Dominguez Hills, Excelencia in Education, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mentor-Net, New Mexico State University, University of California Merced, and the University of Texas at El Paso.
The CAHSI INCLUDES project is one of the first cohort of 37 projects funded by the inaugural NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). NSF INCLUDES aims to improve access to STEM education and career pathways at the national scale, making them more widely inclusive to underserved populations. Over the next decade, NSF will expand the program, with the goal of developing a science and engineering workforce that better reflects the diversity of U.S. society.