As Silicon Valley’s public institution of higher education, SJSU is pleased to recommit to PIT-UN. Public interest technology provides a framework to center diversity and inclusion in our efforts to educate the next generation of civic-minded technologists, as well as technologically fluent humanists and social scientists, as we generate solutions for a more equitable future. For example, our first Network Challenge Project, California Digital Equity Atlas, partners SJSU faculty with community stakeholders and policy makers to boost digital equity across the state of California, and to develop guidelines for building a publicly accessible dashboard to inform, educate and initiate positive change.
Sheryl Ehrman, Don Beall Dean of the College of Engineering
Educational Offerings, Career Pipeline/Placement, Strengthening the PIT University Network
Public Interest Technology California Digital Equity (PIT-CDE) Atlas and Cohort
PI: Ahoura Zandiatashbar, Assistant Professor and Spatial Analytics and Visualization Institute (SAVI)
The Public Interest Technology California Digital Equity (PIT-CDE) Atlas and Cohort project entails building an online dashboard with the community that quantifies and maps digital inequity in every California neighborhood.
Ahoura Zandiatashbar, Assistant Professor and Spatial Analytics and Visualization Institute (SAVI) Co-Director