The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing is committed to making computing a field that includes participation of individuals across the intersections of gender identification, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability status.
Programs - Fall and Spring Semester Outreach Programs
Creative Computing Program
Spring registration is currently closed. Fall Registration opens August/September 2022
The Creative Computing Program is an enrichment program designed to provide all students in grades 4-8, including those who are underrepresented, experiences in computer science concepts. Students are taught by UMD Computer Science Ambassadors. For more information contact us (301) 405-7615 or email@example.com
Grades 4-6 (Mondays)
Explore computer science and computational thinking by creating your own animation, story, and game development projects in the Creative Computing Program. Students will learn computer programming skills such as functions, loops, events and computational thinking skills such as debugging, testing, remixing and much more while learning Scratch, a Drag & Drop programming language. In addition, we will introduce other general computing concepts such as cybersafety and number theory. Students will be exposed to computing concepts and strengthening their computational skills and understanding across other content areas.
Grades 5-7 (Wednesdays)
Grades 6-8 (Thursdays)
Advance your programming skills with Python. The Creative Computing Program gives students the opportunity to create geometric art designs and more advanced projects using Python. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced programmer, learning Python can enhance your understanding of variables, conditionals, input/output, and much more. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of computing concepts that help them prepare for future career paths while also strengthening their math, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Rise Up 4 CS+ Program @UMD
Rolling Acceptance - Register at: https://go.umd.edu/i4c_Spring22Register | Join Today!
Are you taking AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) and need to deepen your knowledge of the Java programming language? Are you taking AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and need help with CSP concepts or programming language? Join the Rise Up 4 CS+ program (RU4CS) at UMD. We accept new students to our program on a rolling basis.
AP CSA Specific Program Benefits:
- E-book & Full Practice Tests
- Live Interactive Webinars weekly
- 1:1 On-Demand Tutoring
- Social Activities & Workshops related to Women in Computing
- Build a community of young women and non-binary students in computer science with current University of Maryland CS students
For more information contact us (301) 405-7615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCWIT Aspirations Awards
In collaboration with National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT), Maryland Affiliate Chapter, The University of Maryland-College Park, UMBC, and Loyola University Maryland partner together to recognize the best students for the prestigious NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) for the Maryland region. We honor 9th-12th grade students who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The Award for AiC recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, and tenacity in the face of barriers to access. To receive more information visit and create a profile at: https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCAward
Calling all educators! (teachers, counselors, coaches, mentors, and others) who support students’ interest in tech: apply for the AiC Educator Award! Be recognized for all that you do for young womxn! Also, find out how you can encourage your students to apply. Get all the details here: www.aspirations.org/AiCEduAward
High School Computing Workshops at UMD
Register at: https://go.umd.edu/i4c_Spring22Register | Registration opens February 1st
Our workshops series for ALL high school students has historically explored computing concepts in programming languages, cybersecurity, web design, data science, and careers. This fall we're providing a dynamic virtual experience for all high school students while engaging in discussions, exercises, and activities in real-world situations. We have added new content related to college prep. Join us every Wednesday at 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Space is limited!
Upcoming Workshop Series:
- SPECIAL EDITION: Python III - Wednesday, March 9th
- Cybersecurity - Wednesday, March 16th
- Tech + Bio - Wednesday, April 27th
Past Workshop Series:
- Intro to CS - Wednesday, October 6th
- Python I & II - Wednesday, October 13th & 20th
- Cybersecurity - Wednesday, October 27th & November 3rd
- Java - Wednesday, November 10th & 17th
- UI/UX + Web Dev I & II - Wednesday, December 1st & 8th
For more information contact us (301) 405-7615 or email@example.com
Girl Scouts Workshops
We are proud to present our new workshops series for Girl Scouts and troops to earn badges in Coding for Good and Cybersecurity. Join us as we explore computing concepts in programming languages, web design, app development, cybersecurity, password safety, and careers in cyber defense and all areas of computing. We will provide a dynamic virtual experience for girl scouts to “build their courage, confidence, and character” while engaging in discussions, exercises, and individual projects in real world situations. For more information complete our Outreach Request Form at: https://go.umd.edu/i4c_GSRegister
- Cadettes & Seniors Coding for Good: Coding Basics
- Brownies & Cadettes Cybersecuirty: Basics, Safeguards, & Investigators
New Coding for Good & Cybersecurity workshops for Daisies and Juniors are now available. Reserve your troop's spot Today!
STEM/Robotics K-12 Outreach
Throughout the year, our Ambassadors take our curriculum on the road to visit local organizations and schools (ex. local Girl Scout troops) with a fun STEM activity. Activities last approximately 2 hours. STEM options include LEGO Mindstorm Robots, cryptology activities and programming that provide an introduction to computing principles. If your group is interested in learning more about these options, tell us more about your group and your interest by completing the Outreach Request form: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_K12OutreachRequest
Ignite Elementary Workshop with UMD
Elementary students are invited to participate with the University of Maryland's current Computer Science students for an interactive learning experience in computing, robotics, and cybersecurity! In previous years our undergraduate students have led workshops in topics such as Python Art, Robotic Challenge, and Cryptography. This event provides students with the opportunity to explore computing topics, and learn about additional resources to continue their learning. Audience: Current 3rd- 5th Graders
For more information contact us at (301) 405-7615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CompSciConnect Curriculum in a Box
Computer Science Connect “Curriculum-In-A-Box”is a series of hands-on curriculum modules, video lectures and other resources that will be available for free, online. The Curriculum-In-A-Box enables educators, parents, and universities interested in creating outreach programs to do so easily, with pre-packaged, pre-tested curriculum. This project is supported by the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Special Projects Grant.
The Perspective - CS @UMD
Returning October 2022
The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity in Computing & the Maryland Center for Women in Computing in partnership with Code: Black invite you to The Perspective - CS @UMD. This event is for all high school students, including those who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and American Indian. Students will be able to take a closer look at the University of Maryland's admissions process and program requirements. Students will hear from current Computer Science students' perspectives about being a CS major and student life at the University of Maryland.
For more information contact us (301) 405-7615 or email@example.com
Returns November 2022
Technica is the world's largest all-women and nonbinary hackathon hosted annually at the University of Maryland. Over the duration of 24 hours, women and non-binary people are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks.
Cyber Girls Ambassadors
Returning Fall 2022
In partnership with WIT (the local professional Women in Technology), UMD Computer Science students go into the high schools to coach high school students to participate in the CyberPatriot competition through after school programs in local schools. This program is managed by the ACES Honors Program.
I4C Summer Academy
I4C Summer Academy
I4C Summer Academy Applications are live!
High School: https://go.umd.edu/i4c_Sum22HSApp
Middle School: https://go.umd.edu/i4c_Sum22MSApp
Elementary School: https://go.umd.edu/i4c_Sum22ESApp
AI4ALL is a three-week-long, computer programming and artificial intelligence (AI) residential summer program, previously residential. Students will come away knowing how AI can be used to help people and an idea of what kinds of careers there are in AI. The program will be offered to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Students will be exposed to personal growth, education, and hands-on experiences presented by faculty, guest lecturers, and students at the University of Maryland.
Throughout the program, students will experience a blended learning environment with formal instruction, group work with UMD AI faculty and graduate students, as well as field trips, lab visits, and guest speakers.
Cyber Defense Training Camp
Target Camper: Rising 11th and 12th Graders
Target Camper: Rising 8th-12th Graders
Program Dates: Monday, July 25, 2022 - Friday, August 5, 2022 (Orientation is Sunday, July 24, 2022)
Cost to attend: $400
Come join us for a two-week non-residential summer program to learn the basics of Python and Wearable Technology. Students will spend the weeks with current UMD computer science students to explore the field. Students will have lab visits and field trips. Students with previous computing experience should explore one of our other camps as this is created to be an introduction to computing. Students will also be introduced to the world of wearable technology. Here, students will take an inside look at the possibilities of creating wearable technology and the revolution behind such technology. Students will foster their talent and creativity by being introduced to the principles of cloud computing, progressive web application development, electronics, and the Internet of Things. This hands-on experience provides students the ability to learn about software, hardware, and applying Arduino programming to create wearable items such as light-up keychains, bracelets, and brooches, as well as time to discover their own passion for creating fashion. Labs will consist of creating a prototype design on a breadboard, and verifying the design works, using our state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment.
JumpStart Computing Elementary Camp