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Cleveland State University


Patricia Stoddard Dare


Professor of Social Work and Women’s and Gender Studies



Career Pipeline and Placement

The PIT Quantum Computing Training Pipeline

This project is designed to ensure that the Quantum Computing future workforce includes an increased number of Black students, Latinx students, and Female students. Our goal is to provide a diverse student pipeline for over 60% of the Quantum Computing internships at the Cleveland Clinic to be filled by the targeted student group. The program provides both undergraduate and high school students with career exposure, curriculum access, and retention support.

Principal Investigator

Charles McElroy, Assistant Professor, Information Systems

Educational Offerings, Career Pipeline/Placement, Faculty & Institution Building, Strengthening the PIT University Network


Advanced Technology in Society and the Public Interest

The transdisciplinary Advanced Technology in Society and the Public Interest (ATS-PI) involves the disabled community as equal partners and focuses on large questions regarding the future of human-machine technology and humanity.

Principal Investigator

Nicholas Zingale, Associate Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and Kelle DeBoth, Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences


Educational Offerings, Career Pipeline/Placement


Smart City Privacy & Equity Community Awareness & Empowerment

The leading civic data privacy leaders network will collaborate with computer science, social work, and law faculty to deliver a set of model resources for communities to raise awareness of the surveillance risks posed by smart city technologies.

Principal Investigator

Brian Ray, Professor and Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection


Faculty & Institution Building


Community-led Public Interest Technology

This project will create a collaborative mechanism between university faculty and students to identify and drive community-led PIT solutions to critical issues, such as public safety, alongside experts in the field for the residents of Hough.

Kelle DeBoth, Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences