CERD Seminar Series at UC Davis


Computing Education Research (CER) broadly looks at the study of teaching and learning of computer science. Topics may include (but are not limited to) curriculum development for various education levels, development and effectiveness of educational tools, teaching and learning philosophies, issues of diversity in computer science, and other pedagogical techniques related to CS.

To learn more about CER, Professor Amy J. Ko from the University of Washington has compiled a fantastic FAQ.

CERD seminar series

Our CERD (Computing Education Research at Davis) seminar series typically meets on a weekly basis and features different types of presentations:

  1. Presentations from internal or external speakers about their own computing education work.
  2. Presentations from internal speakers discussing academic papers written by others.

Unlike other research groups that are technical and often require some domain knowledge, this seminar is open to everyone (especially undergraduate students!) and only assumes basic computer science knowledge. Because of the nature of this field, people can often speak simply based on their personal classroom experiences.


For Spring Quarter 2024, we meet on Tuesdays from 11:00 - 11:50 AM both in person and online via zoom.

The seminar schedule for this quarter can be seen at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQy6iXCfJEcdeqpEInW7Y8xNv_WHeahH9xqU1_Jw3SK-KMb0A8wv5bc8nsIw_FF3lInQEkdg_sDX-Pt/pubhtml?gid=863353226&single=true


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Send an email to sympa@ucdavis.edu, with the subject line: subscribe cerd firstname lastname (replace firstname and lastname with your own name). The email’s body can remain empty.

To unsubscribe, you can also send an email to sympa@ucdavis.edu, with the subject line: unsubscribe cerd.


CERD was originally founded by graduate students Justin Perona, Aakash Prabhu, and Professor Joël Porquet-Lupine in January of 2020.

Currently, CERD is hosted by Prof Joël Porquet-Lupine.

Previous co-hosts have included Aakash Prabhu (WQ20–WQ21), Noah Rose Ledesma (SQ21–SQ22), Mansi Agrawal (FQ22-SQ23), and Cailey Tennyson (FQ22-SQ23).