Professor Don Winiecki, of the Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (OPWL) departments, and Computer Science department in the College of Engineering, presented a paper titled “Incorporating Focused Professional Skills, and Inclusion, Diversity & Social Justice into the Computer Science Curriculum” at the third NSF REDCON conference July 9-10 in Arlington, VA.
The REDCON (aka ‘Revolutionizing Engineering [& Computer Science] Departments’ annual CONference) is an annual meeting of university departments that have received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding under the RED program. The BSU Computer Science department and its ‘Computer Science Professionals Hatchery’ (CSP-Hatchery) is one of only 19 engineering departments nationwide that have received funding under the RED program.
Professor Don Winiecki, of the Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (OPWL) department in the College of Engineering, has entered into a research agreement with DOT Corporation in South Korea – DOT has developed lower cost and more power-efficient refreshable braille technology, Winiecki will be researching tactile graphics and maps for blind readers and travelers that can be incorporated into prototypes installed in Valley Regional Transit stations, and other civic and public-facing organizations in the Boise area.
About the OPWL Program
The Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program helps prepare students for careers in the areas of instructional design, training and development, e-learning, workplace performance improvement, organizational development, program evaluation and performance consulting.