Valerie B. Barr
Valerie B. Barr

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· Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
· Hofstra University
· Union College, Schenectady
· United States National Science Foundation
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Citation Count87
Publication count30
Publication years1996-2016
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Average downloads per article1,348.04
Downloads (cumulative)32,353
Downloads (12 Months)10,957
Downloads (6 Weeks)793
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1 published by ACM
Gender diversity in computing: are we making any progress?
March 2017 Communications of the ACM: Volume 60 Issue 4, April 2017
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 453,   Downloads (12 Months): 4,143,   Downloads (Overall): 4,143

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2 published by ACM
March 2017 SIGCSE '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Publisher: ACM
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In this special session, we share a variety of ways in which CS 1 courses can broaden their focus beyond programming. These courses strive to effectively introduce the fundamental ideas of computer science, and the importance of computing in broader contexts, without sacrificing programming rigor.
Keywords: CS1, programming

3 published by ACM
Computer Science Topics in First- and Second- Year Seminar Courses
Valerie Barr, Bryan Catron, Christopher Healy, Kate Lockwood, Anil M. Shende, Andrea Tartaro, Kevin Treu
March 2017 SIGCSE '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Publisher: ACM
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Keywords: freshmen, sophomores, first-year experience, seminar, writing

4 published by ACM
How we teach CS2All, and what to do about database decay
Valerie Barr, Michael Stonebraker, Raul Castro Fernandez, Dong Deng, Michael Brodie
December 2016 Communications of the ACM: Volume 60 Issue 1, January 2017
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 43,   Downloads (12 Months): 1,319,   Downloads (Overall): 1,319

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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Valerie Barr considers how to make computer science education meaningful and relevant to all, while ...

5 published by ACM
Efforts to Make Computer Science More Inclusive of Women
Wendy M. DuBow, Beth A. Quinn, Gloria Childress Townsend, Rosario Robinson, Valerie Barr
November 2016 ACM Inroads: Volume 7 Issue 4, December 2016
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 34,   Downloads (12 Months): 195,   Downloads (Overall): 195

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Introducing CS to newcomers, and JES as a teaching tool
October 2016 Communications of the ACM: Volume 59 Issue 11, November 2016
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 30,   Downloads (12 Months): 1,429,   Downloads (Overall): 1,429

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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Valerie Barr gets high schoolers thinking about CS, while Mark Guzdial mulls the benefits of ...

7 published by ACM
Using turing's craft codelab to support CS1 students as they learn to program
Valerie Barr, Deborah Trytten
May 2016 ACM Inroads: Volume 7 Issue 2, June 2016
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This experiential paper focuses on CodeLab, a tool for improving student learning in CS1. We introduce the basic features of CodeLab, both from the student and instructor side, discuss the use of CodeLab at two different types of institutions, and compare CodeLab to other interactive programming tutor products (CodingBat, Problets, ...

8 published by ACM
Disciplinary thinking, computational doing: promoting interdisciplinary computing while transforming computer science enrollments
May 2016 ACM Inroads: Volume 7 Issue 2, June 2016
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 13,   Downloads (12 Months): 173,   Downloads (Overall): 180

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This paper describes a 10-year multi-pronged project to introduce students campus-wide to computing, increase enrollments in the computer science department, and change the demographics of students in the introductory computer science courses. The Union College Computer Science (CS) department has changed curricula at the introductory and intermediate levels, and worked ...

9 published by ACM
The value of Ada
February 2016 Communications of the ACM: Volume 59 Issue 3, March 2016
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 13,   Downloads (12 Months): 1,498,   Downloads (Overall): 2,827

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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Valerie Barr considers the continuing attraction of the woman considered the first computer programmer.

10 published by ACM
Enchantress of Abstraction, Bride of Science: must Ada Lovelace be a superheroine?
Muffy Calder, Valerie Barr, Suw Charman-Anderson, Murray Pittock
December 2015 Ada Lovelace Symposium '15: Ada Lovelace Symposium 2015- Celebrating 200 Years of a Computer Visionary
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Panel debate and short talks to conclude the symposium.

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How men can help women in CS; winning 'computing's Nobel prize'
October 2015 Communications of the ACM: Volume 58 Issue 11, November 2015
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 18,   Downloads (12 Months): 473,   Downloads (Overall): 2,116

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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Valerie Barr suggests how men can better promote women in computing, while Michael Stonebraker shares ...

12 published by ACM
Advice on teaching CS, and the learnability of programming languages
February 2015 Communications of the ACM: Volume 58 Issue 3, March 2015
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 22,   Downloads (12 Months): 210,   Downloads (Overall): 2,267

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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Valerie Barr considers how attitude can impact teacher effectiveness, while Mark Guzdial suggests the ultimate ...

13 published by ACM
A valuable lesson, and whither Hadoop?
December 2014 Communications of the ACM: Volume 58 Issue 1, January 2015
Publisher: ACM
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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Valerie Barr considers outcomes from the Grace Hopper Celebration, while Michael Stonebraker ponders the past, ...

14 published by ACM
Much ado about salary: Grace Hopper and Satya Nadella
December 2014 ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society - Special Issue on Women in Computing: Volume 44 Issue 4, November 2014
Publisher: ACM
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This paper is a response to the interview between Maria Klawe and Satya Nadella at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in a context of the history of the conference since 1994. Maria Klawe is president of Harvey Mudd College and member of the Microsoft board ...
Keywords: diversity, women, salary equity, Grace Hopper, gender equity

15 published by ACM
Reviewing NSF proposals: learn about effective proposal writing via the review process (abstract only)
Valerie Barr, Paul Tymann
March 2014 SIGCSE '14: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education
Publisher: ACM
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This workshop focuses on the NSF proposal review process. Via close examination of the review process, participants gain an understanding of how to write good reviews and how to improve their own proposal writing. The workshop covers the following topic areas: the proposal review process from submission of a proposal ...
Keywords: grant writing, NSF review process

16 published by ACM
Understanding NSF funding
Jan Cuny, Jeffrey Forbes, Harriet Taylor, Valerie Barr, Victor Piotrowski, Jane Prey, Paul Tymann
March 2014 SIGCSE '14: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education
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This session will provide information about the current status of Federal budget as it impacts NSF and the computing community. Representatives from both Education and Human Resources (EHR) and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorates will provide the most up-to-date information about available funding opportunities. It is anticipated ...
Keywords: grants, national science foundation, proposals, computing education

17 published by ACM
The lure of live coding; the attraction of small data
December 2013 Communications of the ACM: Volume 56 Issue 12, December 2013
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 3,   Downloads (12 Months): 33,   Downloads (Overall): 4,625

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The Communications Web site, http://cacm.acm.org, features more than a dozen bloggers in the BLOG@CACM community. In each issue of Communications , we'll publish selected posts or excerpts. twitter Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/blogCACM http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm Mark Guzdial ponders a new set of research questions, while Valerie Barr considers the utility ...

18 published by ACM
Beyond computer science: computational thinking across disciplines
Amber Settle, Debra S. Goldberg, Valerie Barr
July 2013 ITiCSE '13: Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education
Publisher: ACM
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Keywords: biology, computational thinking, language arts, science, visual arts, english, humanities, undergraduate, economics, k-12

19 published by ACM
Rediscovering the passion, beauty, joy, and awe: making computing fun again, part 6
March 2013 SIGCSE '13: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education
Publisher: ACM
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 3,   Downloads (12 Months): 11,   Downloads (Overall): 99

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In his SIGCSE 2007 keynote, Grady Booch exhorted us to share the "passion, beauty, joy and awe" (PBJA) of computing. This led to sessions that have provided a forum for sharing: What we've done: Highlighting successful PBJA initiatives the presenters have undertaken or seen and wish to trumpet; What we ...
Keywords: alternative entries into the major, computer science education

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Create two, three, many courses: an experiment in contextualized introductory computer science
June 2012 Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges: Volume 27 Issue 6, June 2012
Publisher: Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
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Downloads (6 Weeks): 1,   Downloads (12 Months): 8,   Downloads (Overall): 107

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This paper describes an approach to introductory CS that is based on numerous theme-based introductory courses, with resulting improvements in overall enrollments and gender diversity.



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