Supporting and driving a collective impact approach to Alliance activities, communication, and accountability.

Led by Duke and The Kapor Center, the AiiCE backbone ensures that the Alliance achieves the shared vision by maintaining operational effectiveness, expanding influence and impact, and creating sustainable, measurable change within computing education.

AiiCE Backbone Responsibilities Include

  • Guiding the vision and strategy 
  • Supporting aligned activities across members, strategic partners, and stakeholders 
  • Building public awareness and understanding of, as well as engagement with the AiiCE vision, goals, and activities 
  • Advancing policy changes across K-16 computing education 
  • Mobilizing funding to support Alliance goals. 
  • Establishing shared measurement practices to gauge progress and success 

AiiCE Backbone Members

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Shaundra B. Daily, Ph.D.

Co-PI

Backbone Director

Professor of the Practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science at Duke University
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Owen Astrachan, Ph.D.

Senior Personnel

Backbone Deputy Director

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Duke University
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Brandon Fain, Ph.D.

Senior Personnel

Backbone

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Computer Science at Duke University
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Sonia Koshy, Ph.D.

Senior Personnel

Backbone

Senior Director of Research and Evaluation, Kapor Center
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Jen Vizas

Senior Personnel

Backbone

Senior Director of Special Projects in the Office of Information Technology at Duke University