Winners of 2018 CrossRoads Collaboration Catalyst (C3) Grants

by Infoys Foundation USA @InfyFoundation | 08/21/2018

Infosys Foundation USA is excited to announce the 2018 CrossRoads Collaboration Catalyst (C3) Grant winners. The grants were introduced in May at CrossRoads, the Foundation’s annual thought leadership conference. Attendees found themselves in a unique setting at 1440 Multiversity amongst the redwoods free to make connections, explore ideas, and hold unique conversations about what might be possible working together. This spirit of collaboration aligns with the Foundation’s mission to expand access to CS and Maker Ed in our underrepresented groups and communities.

There were several strong contenders among the 30+ collaboration proposals submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation would like to recognize and thank the three C3 judges for their time and participation: Adam Maltese from Indiana University Bloomington, Keshia Ashe from National Science Foundation, and Juan Vargas from Infosys Foundation USA.

The five winning C3 proposals include:

A Design Collaboration to Increase the Impact of Family Code Night for Latino Families

  • Jill Denner/ETR
  • John Pearce/Family Code Night

Change the Game: Culture, Community, and Computation

  • Prinda Wanakule/The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • Emily Thomforde/San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Tamyra Walker/#YesWeCode

Expanding Access to CS and Maker Curricula to Bronx Youth: How Can We Make Exploratory Technology Programs More Inclusive of Youth with Special Needs

  • Jerelyn Rodriguez/The Knowledge House
  • Beth Rosenberg/Tech Kids Unlimited

Library Coding in Underrepresented Communities: Using Public Libraries to teach CS skills to Underserved Communities in Rhode Island

  • Valerie Karno/University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
  • John Pearce/Family Code Night

UTeach Maker and Maker Ed Planning Summit

  • Shelly Rodriguez/UTeach Maker
  • Jakki Spicer/Maker Ed
  • Stephanie Chang/Maker Ed