Amit Jain is the Chair of the Computer Science Department at Boise State University. He was the lead for the IDoCode project that helped to embed high quality computer science in Idaho high schools. The IDoCode project was funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. He serves on the statewide Governor's working group that has developed Computer Science standards for Idaho K-12 schools. He is also the lead on the CS Professionals Hatchery project, a $2 million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation to serve as an exemplar on how to revolutionize the undergraduate CS experience. He has received over $6 million in grants and awards over the last five years from various state-level and national-level organizations as well as from industry. Previously, he has also served as the Chief Scientist for Balihoo, a local startup in Boise, Idaho. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida and a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Noah Salzman is an Assistant Professor at Boise State University, where he is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and IDoTeach, a pre-service STEM teacher preparation program. His work focuses on the transition from pre-college to university engineering programs, how exposure to engineering prior to matriculation affects the experiences of engineering students, and engineering in the K-12 classroom. He has worked as a high school science, mathematics, and engineering and technology teacher, as well as several years of electrical and mechanical engineering design experience as a practicing engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Swarthmore College, his Master's of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, and a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate in Engineering Education from Purdue University.
Don Winiecki, Ed.D., Ph.D. is the `Professor of Ethics & Morality in Professional Practice` in the Boise State University, College of Engineering. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in `Foundational Values` and `Professional Ethics` in the Computer Science Department and Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning Department in the Boise State University College of Engineering. His research focuses on the attributes of technology and technology-in-use as a reflection on, and an influence on social morals and social ethics.
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