CMII Center- How dose race and gender affect students' social ability. Background (3pm-4:30pm) oThere are few people here on Wednesday afternoon oThere is a lounge area. oThere is a long table that a group can sit at. oThere are 12 cubicles that allow students to sit in to have privacy. oThere are 4 offices, but nobody is allowed to enter. oThere is a gaming room that allows the students to play any game they want. Rules, rituals, norms, and values oYou are not allowed to have food or drink allowed in the building. oMost try to stay quiet (most likely to respect others) oWhen the game league is playing in the game room people don't go in there (you are allowed to) What they are doing oThe African American students are sitting by themselves in the cuticles. (every single on) There was a total of 7 oThe game league was practicing and there were 3 white, 2 Asian, and 1 Hispanic (I had to ask to not assume) oAt the big table, there were 9 white students talking while eating. They seemed to be close friends. oThe African American students were watching videos by themselves. When I talked to a few they were noticeably shy. They avoided eye contact and talked softly. oThe lounge area was completely empty oThe building had 3 women present and they were the people who checked you in. oI stayed longer to see if any women would walk in and none did. What is the space used for? oThe space is supposed to bring people who like technology together to create projects. How could I expand this research? oI could go to the second floor to observe the people on that one to see if it contradicted my research.