DEI Conference Sponsorship for Undergraduate Students
The Department of Computer Science hopes to ensure that students with historically excluded identities are provided with enriching professional development opportunities as a part of their experience. In collaboration with our DEI Corporate Partners, we are able to offer sponsorship to various conferences whose goals speak to the advancement of historically excluded identities within CS (listed below). Sponsorship awards vary based on the conference location and other associated fees.
Students are required to submit an application to be considered for sponsorship. Applications open in March, and students who are selected will be notified by the end of April.
Tapia Conference (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Computing & Information Technology/CDM-IT), Fall/September
Grace Hopper Celebration (Anita Borg/GHC), Fall/September
National Conference on Diversity in STEM (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science/SACNAS), Fall/October *Not Available for Department Sponsorship for Fall 2023*
National Society of Black Engineers Region II Conference (NSBE), Fall/October *Not updated for Fall 2023*
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Convention (SHPE), Fall/November
If you are specifically interested in Grace Hopper Celebration an information session will be hosted during
March 7th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm (XL Fishbowl)
You can attend an information session to learn more about ALL conference options and the application process on
March 29th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm (SN014).
Applications Open – March 29th
Applications Close – April 14th
Decision Notifications – April 21st