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Immigrants have played a crucial role in the United States’ dominance in science and higher education, from scientific breakthroughs to new inventions. While America continues to lead in new technology, more than 75% of the people behind these advancements are foreign-born scientists. Sharing a passion for STEM, each of these individuals has a unique story of their journey of emigrating from their home country.
In 2021 Indranil “Indy” Gupta set out to capture the stories of one particular group of STEM professionals, computer scientists. His podcast, Immigrant Computer Scientists, was created to be a compendium of the oral histories of leading professionals from the computing community. Though many topics include computer science and engineering, each episode explores universal experiences in life, education, entrepreneurship, and overcoming challenges.
Due to its diverse audience of listeners, including those from a non-technical or non-computing background, Indy has compiled a list of resources to further learning in computer science, STEM, immigration, and diversity.
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More About Immigrant Computer Scientists Podcast
- Podcast home
- ‘Immigrant Computer Scientist’ Podcast Shares Human Stories of Immigrants Who Have Shaped the Computing Landscape, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Immigration and Computer Science, The S.A.D. Newsletter (Software Algorithm Data Blog)
Resource, Book, and Article Recommendations
About the Immigrant Experience
- Cultural Pluralism and Psychoanalysis: The Asian and North American Experience, Alan J. Roland, Routledge, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0415914796
- The Achievement of Desire, Richard Rodriguez from The Hunger of Memory, 1982.
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson, 2010. ASIN: B003EY7JGM.
- American Dirt: A Novel, Jeanine Cummins, 2020. ASIN: B07QQLCZY1.
- The Namesake: A Novel, Jhumpa Lahiri, 2004. ASIN: B003KGAUUQ.
Immigrant Statistics in STEM and Computing
- “Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States, Jeanne Batalova,” Mary Hanna, and Christopher Levesque, Migration Policy Institute, Feb 11, 2021.
- “Fifty Years On, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act Continues to Reshape the United States,” Policy Beat By Muzaffar Chishti, Faye Hipsman, and Isabel Ball, Migration Policy Institute, Oct 15, 2015.
- “Computing Research Associate (CRA),” Taulbee Survey 2018-19
- “Foreign-Born Students and Workers in the U.S. Science and Engineering Enterprise,” National Science Board and National Science Foundation, 2020.
- “Early patterns of skill acquisition and immigrants’ specialization in STEM careers,” Marcos A. Rangel and Ying Shi, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan. 2019, 116 (2) 484-489. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1812041116.
- “Doctoral students and U.S. immigration policy,” K. Maskus, A. M. Mobarak AM, E. T. Stuen, Science 342:6158, pp 562–563, 2013.
- “High-skilled immigration and the rise of STEM occupations in U.S. employment,” G. H. Hanson, M. J. Slaughter, National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA) NBER Working Paper 22623, 2016.
- “STEM workers, H-1B visas, and productivity in US cities,” G. Peri K, Shih, C. J. Sparber, J Labor Economics 33:S225–S255, 2015.
- “Which immigrants are most innovative and entrepreneurial?,” Distinctions by entry visa. J. Hunt, Journal of Labor Economics 29:417–457, 2011.
- “How much does immigration boost innovation?,” J. Hunt, M. Gauthier-Loiselle, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2:31–56, 2010.
- “Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences-in-Differences Evidence across Countries,” Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann, NBER Working Paper No. 11124, February 2005.
- “A Bibliometric Approach for Detecting the Gender Gap in Computer Science,” Sandra Mattauch, Katja Lohmann, Frank Hannig, Daniel Lohmann, Jurgen Teich, Communications of the ACM, May 2020, Vol. 63 No. 5, Pages 74-80.
- “Cross-National Differences in Participating in Tertiary Science, Technology,” Engineering and Mathematics Education, Annemarie van Langen and Hetty Dekkers, Comparative Education Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 329-350, Aug 2005.
- “Socioeconomic Roots of Academic Faculty,” A. C. Morgan, N. LaBerge, D. B. Larremore, M. Galesic, A. Clauset, Soc Arxiv 2021.
Articles About Women in STEM and Computing
- “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Atlantic, July/August 2012.
- “Male Allies: We Need You,” K. Catlin, 2015.
- “The STEM Gap,” American Association of University Women.
- “Cross-national patterns of gender differences in mathematics: a meta-analysis,” Else-Quest NM, Hyde JS, Linn MC, Author information Erratum in Psychol Bull. 2010 Mar;136(2):301.
- “National differences in gender–science stereotypes predict national sex differences in science and math achievement,”, Brian A. Nosek, Frederick L. Smyth, N. Sriram, Nicole M. Lindner, Thierry Devos, Alfonso Ayala, Yoav Bar-Anan, Robin Bergh, Huajian Cai, Karen Gonsalkorale, Selin Kesebir, Norbert Maliszewski, Félix Neto, Eero Olli, Jaihyun Park, Konrad Schnabel, Kimihiro Shiomura, Bogdan Tudor Tulbure, Reinout W. Wiers, Mónika Somogyi, Nazar Akrami, Bo Ekehammar, Michelangelo Vianello, Mahzarin R. Banaji, and Anthony G. Greenwald, PNAS June 30, 2009 106 (26) 10593-10597.
- “Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (STEM) Programs at University,” Hango, Darcy, Insights on Canadian Society, 2013.
Books About Women in STEM and Computing
- Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher, MIT Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780262133982.
- Nevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech, Pratima Rao Gluckman, Friesen Press, 2018.
- Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders, Alice Eagly and Linda Carly, Harvard Business Review Press, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-1422116913.
- Female innovators at work, Women on Top of Tech, Danielle Newnham, Apress, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1484223635.
- Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women, Virginia Valian, MIT Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780262220545.
- An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence, Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian, MIT Press, 2018. ASIN: B07F3MR2KH.
- A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity for Computer Science Faculty (Synthesis Lectures on Professionalism and Career Advancement), D. Franklin, 2013. ISBN: 978-1627050807.
IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion
Former IEEE Computer Society President, Leila De Floriani, established the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to further the dismantling of barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity within the computing community. Learn more about the resources and activities promoting inclusion and equity within the Computer Society.