Student Conferences & Diversity Initiatives

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront, and more than 2,000 technical women attend. UTCS is proud to send undergraduate and graduate women to the conference, which is held each fall. The conference results in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. Conference attendance was made possible by Yahoo!, Qualcomm, Google and Vivian Kendrick.

The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference provides a unique forum designed to inspire and encourage computing students and professionals from diverse backgrounds. Held every other spring, UTCS sends a contingent of Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) students to the conference where they participate in the research poster session, attend research talks, network and socialize with students and faculty from across the nation.  Conference attendance was made possible by ConocoPhillips.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of more than 200 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies and non-profits working to increase women’s participation in information technology. UTCS is setting an aggressive pace for building and diversifying the computing pipeline as a member of the NCWIT Pacesetter program. Pacesetters are deploying an approach that will “move the needle” to net new women in the field of IT.

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