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Jan Cuny

Since 2004, Jan Cuny has been a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation.  Before coming to NSF, she was a faculty member in Computer Science at Purdue University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Oregon.  At NSF, Jan leads the Education Workforce Cluster and its two programs: Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) and the Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance (BPC-A) program.  Together these programs aim to increase the number and diversity of students majoring in computing.  Jan has had a particular focus on the inclusion of students from those groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in computing: women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and persons with disabilities.  For her efforts with underserved populations, she is the recipient of one of the 2006 ACM President’s Awards, the 2007 CRA A. Nico Haberman Award, and the 2009 Anita Borg Institute’s Woman of Vision Award for Social Impact.