AAAS Program Director, EHR and Lead for HBCU Making & Innovation Showcase
Quincy Brown is a Program Director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her project portfolio includes the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and investigating innovations in Preservice STEM teacher education, investigating STEM mentoring practices, supporting the AAAS Emerging Researchers National Conference, and investigating making and innovation on HBCU campuses.
She was previously a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There, her portfolio included Agricultural Entrepreneurship, STEM Education, and the My Brother’s Keeper STEM+Entrepreneurship initiatives. She is a co-founder of NationOfMakers.org and blackcomputeHER.org. She spent two years as AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the CISE Directorate. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Drexel University. She was a recipient of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) CI Fellows Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award and was a National Science Foundation GK-12 and Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow.
Brown was also a Professor of Computer Science at Bowie State University. Her research interests included Mobile HCI, CS Education, and Broadening Participation in Computing. In 2011, she founded Girls Who Will, a summer program for middle and high school girls. Through her research she sought to identify methods of facilitating human interaction with advanced technologies to support learning. Her projects included exploring the ways in which young children use touch and gesture interactions with mobile devices, first responders’ use of mobile devices during emergency evacuations, and modeling inquiry behaviors on mobile devices.