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.
I4C Summer Academy
2021 Summer Academy Applications
Session: July 12th - July 30th
AI4ALL is a three-week long, computer programming and artificial intelligence (AI) summer camp, previously residential. Students will come away from the camp knowing how AI can be used to help people and an idea of what kinds of careers there are in AI. The camp 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. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available.
Cyber Defense Training Camp (VIRTUAL)
Session: June 21st - July 2nd
Cyber Defense Training Camp is an intermediate level (some technical experience is required) two-week summer program for both male and female students. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction by an experienced security professional, while living on the UMD campus. Students learn about career options in the field, take at least one field trip and hear from a variety of speakers to learn more about how to prepare to enter this exciting profession. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available.
Introduction to Computing 101 (VIRTUAL)
Session 1: July 5th - July 9th
Come join us for a two-week camp to learn the basics of Python. 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. I4C Summer Academy Need-based Scholarships are available.
Adjusted Cost: $150 (originally $300)
JumpStart Computing Elementary Camp (VIRTUAL)
Make Your Own Wearables
Cancelled for Summer 2021
This one-week camp is designed to introduce students 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.
Programs - Fall and Spring Semester Outreach Programs
Rise Up 4 CS+ Program @UMD
High School Computing Workshops at UMD
Register at: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_HSworksRegister
Upcoming Workshop Series:
- Intro to Computer Science I & II
- Cybersecurity + X I & II
- UI/UX + Web Dev
- Python + Data Science I & II
- CS & Me
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_K12OutreachRequest.
- 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, MCWIC 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
JumpStart Computing Workshop at UMD
Coming Soon...Spring 2021
Elementary students are invited to participate with the University of Maryland 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
To learn more and to be the first to register, complete our K-12 Outreach Programs Interest Form: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_OutreachInterest
Ladies Navigate Computer Science
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.
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 self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary 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
Cyber Girls Ambassadors
Creative Computing Program
The Perspective - CS @UMD
Returning Fall 2021
The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity in Computing & the Maryland Center for Women in Computing in partnership with Code: Black invites 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' perspective about being a CS major and student life at the University of Maryland.