Student at the University of Detroit Mercy — Curriculum Developer
Detroit, Michigan, USA / Black/African American
🎓 Central High School-Detroit, Michigan-Valedictorian
🎓 Pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at the University of Detroit Mercy.
😁 Eyiara loves birdwatching and his favorite birds are Stellar Jays, but penguins have a special place in his heart.
Eyiara provided a voice for students in the development of a framework that reimagines computer science education.
ABOUT HIS WORK
Eyiara worked as a member of the Kapor Center’s National Student Leadership Team. He and his colleagues helped serve as a voice for youth, aiding in the development of a Culturally Responsive Computer Science framework, designed to reimagine Computer Science education in high schools around the country.
WATCH & DISCUSS
Watch: Reimaging Computer Science Education
How does Oyiara’s work help teachers better understand you as a CS student?
How can computer science help you solve real-world problems?
Do you feel a sense of belonging in your computer class?
Eyiara uses CS for Good by designing apps and websites to help people solve problems
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
Eyiara first learned computer science in middle school.
“Keep pursuing your inner curiosity to discover not only how things work, but also how to make them better.” This curiosity has led me to my fascination with computer science, and my dedication to spreading this passion and opportunity to others; I hope that my advice to my younger self would make him even more motivated to pursue that curiosity!