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STEMming the Confidence Gap: Mitigating Social Judgment and Isolation


STEMming the Confidence Gap: Mitigating Social Judgment and Isolation

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Learn how 30,000 faculty foster inclusive student interaction with a free social learning platform!


Attention Engineering Educators! Use Piazza to create a virtual 24/7 learning place where students gather to ask, answer, and explore classroom material with educator guidance.

With this tool you will:

  • Proactively address students' content questions
  • Give a voice to every student
  • Facilitate belonging and active student learning
  • Save time and reduce educator emails. 

This webinar is relevant to all interested educators.  Examples will be engineering specific.

WEPAN members can access the following additional webinar resources:

  • Powerpoint (PDF) 
  • Action Checklist
  • Quick Start Piazza
  • Additional Faculty Case Studies




Our Presenters

Pooja Sankar, MBA
Founder & CEO, Piazza 
Pooja Sankar founded Piazza based on her experience as one of a few women among many men studying computer science. Piazza now serves more than 700,000 students, including virtually all computer science students at top US schools. Pooja has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the Standford Business School. 

Jessica Gilmartin, MBA  
Chief Business Officer, Piazza 

Jessica Gilmartin brings extensive product marketing experience to Piazza, having worked with multiple startups as well as Google prior to working with Piazza. She will share research on the dramatic positive engagement differences Piazza creates, especially for women students. Jessica holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

David Gries, Ph.D.     
Professor, Computer Science, Cornell Univ. 

 David Gries has taught computer science at Cornell since 1969. For the past 3-4 years he has taught hundreds of students each semester, David believes Piazza is THE tool for engaging students in an efficient, effective, and inclusive manner. He is a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow (1995) for undergraduate education. He has four professional society awards for undergraduate computer science education. David holds a mathematics from the Munich Institute of Technology. 


Engineering Inclusive Teaching

This webinar is a product of the Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) project, a 3 year program led by WEPAN and funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about the project here



Small teaching changes foster inclusivity
for women and underrepresented men 
with benefits for ALL students
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