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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.

Conference Options

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


Learn More!

If you are specifically interested in Grace Hopper Celebration an information session will be hosted during

Womxn in Tech Week on

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

Click Here to Apply for Conference Funding for Fall 2023!