Jan Plane honored by University of Maryland

Jan Plane, associate professor of computer science, has been awarded the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University by the University of Maryland. Plane recently retired as a computer science faculty member from the university where she had worked since 1989.

With graduate degrees in both computer science and education, she focuses on computer science curriculum, pedagogical methods and underrepresented populations in computing.

She previously had worked on State Department-funded projects building computing degree programs at universities in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan for 15 years and was the founding director of the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (I4C) and Maryland Center for Women in Computing (MCWIC), both of which emphasize improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the computing fields through K-12 outreach education, current student support and research.


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