Welcome to RESPECT 2021!

The Annual Conference on Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) is the premier venue for research on equity, inclusion and justice in computing and computing education. Now in its sixth edition, the organization of RESPECT 2021 is guided by our conference theme, “From Broadening Participation to Justice-Centered CS Education“.

Since research in this area is inherently interdisciplinary, we invite contributions from computer science education, educational leadership and policy, learning sciences, cognitive and/or social psychology, social sciences, human computer interaction, and related disciplines. Additionally, recognizing the important role that educators, students, and other community members play as partners in equity-focused efforts, RESPECT welcomes the participation of those who have not traditionally identified as “researchers” to present this year, including teachers, students, advocates and policy-makers. There are a variety of ways to contribute to and participate in the RESPECT program, through research papers, experience reports, lightning talks, posters, and more. For details on submissions, see the call for papers.

RESPECT 2021 will be held as a virtual event and is proud to partner once again with RPPforCS and CS for All.


RPPforCS is a National Science Foundation-funded project to create a connected community of practice for research practice partnerships (RPPs) to provide CSforAll. RPPforCS aims to develop a connected community of practice, support a participant-driven research agenda, develop a process for advancing the shared research agenda, collect qualitative and quantitative data about RPPforCS projects’ implementation and common impact data, and provide an infrastructure for dissemination of project work. RPPforCS teams will find opportunities to leverage RESPECT as a forum to advance these goals.

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