The Students & Technology in Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Computing Corps is a nationally-connected system of regional partnerships among higher education, K-12 schools, industry and the community, with a mission to broaden the participation of women, under-represented minorities and persons with disabilities in computing (BPC). With support from National Science Foundation funding, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte founded the STARS Alliance (now the STARS Computing Corps) which includes 44 universities, each with its own “constellation” of local and regional partnerships. McClintock Partners in Education (McPIE) is a partnership between a middle school, a church, and their surrounding community. This paper describes how a STARS-McPIE “partnership between partnerships” has impacted both the middle school students and their college student mentors.
Bean, K., Buch, K. K., Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T., Rorrer, A., & Cagley, L. (2014), 119-130. An Innovative Partnership between National and Regional Partnerships: STARS Meets McPIE. PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, 3 (2). Retrieved from http://encompass.eku.edu/prism/vol3/iss2/3