Programs

The Maryland Center for Women in Computing and the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing provide a variety of learning, leadership, and social experiences for current undergraduate students majoring in computer science. 

Current Student Programming

Tutoring

 UPDATE: GSS 132 is cancelled for Wednesday, February 24th (due to course exam)
 
Virtual Tutoring- SPRING 2021
 
Spring 1:1 Tutoring & GSS are open to all students currently enrolled in CMSC 131, 132, 216, 250, 330, 351.
 
Tutors offer support on general concepts, practice problems, and theories in the computer science intro classes for ALL students. Tutors do not offer support on specific project or homework questions.
 
To register for 1:1 tutoring, please complete this form: https://go.umd.edu/Spr2021_TutorRequest
 
The form will give you access to a Calendly Calendar to sign-up for 1:1 appointments and GSS. Tutors will provide a virtual Zoom link for remote tutoring.
 
Access GSS Sessions: calendly.com/i4c_tutoring
 

Peer & Alumni Mentoring Program

The I4C Peer and Alumni Mentoring Program will facilitate community building, support academic success, and provide professional development for all students in computing at the University of Maryland. The program will foster peer-to-peer connections within the Department of Computer Science as well as involvement in the larger University of Maryland community while using a new TERRAPINS CONNECT platform. 
 
The Peer Mentoring Program includes:
- Acceptance to the I4C Peer Mentoring Group in Terrapins Connect
- 1 on 1 mentor/mentee virtual relationships
- Monthly Technical Workshops & Social Events
- Resources on professional, social, and academic virtual events
-Opportunity to engage 1:1 with Corporate Partners and Alumni through Terrapins Connect
 
Spring semester sign up has closed. If you are interested in participating in the Fall 2021 Peer & Alumni Mentoring Program, please fill out the following form and we will make sure to keep in contact with you in regards to the Fall 2021 program and info sessions!

Diversity Conference Scholarships

The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity in Computing offers scholarships to attend the following Spring 2021 conferences: 
 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 

NOTE: Some conferences have gone virtual this year. All scholarships are contingent upon UMD allowing classes and travel in Spring 2021. Decisions about application status will be made on a rolling basis.

 
Aside from scholarships provided by the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity (applications open in the spring semester), the Department of Computer Science has professional development funds available to UMD students interested in traveling to conferences, workshops, hackathons, and other professional development events. Applications are typically reviewed within two weeks of submission.
 
To apply, you must: Complete this form: https://go.umd.edu/CStravelfund
 
You will need to submit a current resume and transcript.

I4C Computing Instructors

Each year undergraduate students are selected to be an I4C Computing Instructor, formally known as Ambassador. Through this program, students receive training on best practices for teaching and content. They then apply these skills to go into CompSciConnect, weekend, and after-school programs to teach others computing. Through this experience, our Computing Instructors create a community between themselves and support each other while teaching the next generation of computer scientists. Applications for this program are typically open in August, January (if needed), and March.
 
Summer 2021 Applications launch on March 1st. 

Inclusion Speaker Series

While we have a very diverse student body in the Department of Computer Science, our faculty members are just beginning to match it in terms of diversity. Very often our students do not see professors who look like them-- or are different from them--giving academic or other technical talks. While we firmly believe that our current faculty members teach, research, and operate with fairness and inclusion in mind, we also understand that representation is of utmost importance. We take the words of education activist Marian Wright Edelman very seriously: “You cannot be what you cannot see.” Whether it is a position as a professor, a CTO, a software developer, or a cofounder of a startup, it is important for our students to see themselves in the speakers we introduce to them. Conversely, it is equally important for students to see people who look different from themselves in positions of authority as professors and technical experts in order to challenge perceived stereotypes and to ultimately encourage inclusive behavior.
 
Founded by Fredrika Salley and Dr. B.K. Adams in September 2018, the Inclusion Speaker Series brings in faculty members and researchers to give technical talks about all areas of computing.
 
Dates for Spring 2021: TBD- Due to COVID-19, several I4C programs and events have been postponed, cancelled, or rescheduled. UMD is monitoring the evolving situation related to the coronavirus and will continue to update this page as new information becomes available on our programs. 

Professional Development Series

Each semester the Center provides professional development opportunities for our students.  Events can range from insightful talks by industry leaders or faculty from other universities or panels and round-table discussions. The topics range from interview processes, graduate school preparation, adjusting to the work force, creating work-life balance, or finding a mentor.   Most events require an RSVP.  For upcoming events see our calendar. 

Slideshow:
Grace Hopper Celebration

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Professional Development

DICE (Diversity & Inclusion in Computing Education) Lounge

The DICE lounge is a community space on the 1st floor of the The Brendan Iribe Center for Computing Science and Engineering (1104) for students in computing to meet, study, and connect. The DICE Lounge is open Monday - Friday from 8am-6pm.
 

UPDATE: DICE Lounge Has Gone Virtual!!

 

With the semester being virtual, the DICE Lounge has gone virtual as well! Join the DICE Lounge to learn about our events, and connect with people within I4C.

Sign Up on Elms: go.umd.edu/I4C_DICE_LoungeELMS

Sign Up on Slack: go.umd.edu/DICESlack

 
DICE Lounge Office Hours
 

Do you have a question? Do you just want to check-in with someone? Join the I4C Staff every week to chat and ask any questions!

 

Tuesdays 4pm-5pm (ET)

Wednesdays 10am-11am (ET)

Thursdays 1pm-2pm (ET)

Fridays 11am-12pm (ET)

 

Register here: go.umd.edu/DICE_Lounge_OfficeHours

 

Penthouse Sweets

Penthouse Sweets are geared toward bringing students, faculty, and staff of similar identities together in an informal setting - with dessert! These events are a time to get together, share advice, and build relationships. All Penthouse Sweets will take place on the IRB Rooftop.
 
Spring 2021: TBD- Due to COVID-19, several I4C programs and events have been postponed, cancelled, or rescheduled. UMD is monitoring the evolving situation related to the coronavirus and will continue to update this page as new information becomes available on our programs. 

Support of Student Organizations

Student organizations that have a mission and purpose related to diversity and inclusion are supported through the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing. If your organization can be classified as such, please email studentorgsupport@cs.umd.edu for next steps.
 
Please find the CS Student Organization Resource Document here
 
Student Organizations supported through the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing:

Slideshow:
Community Building

AWC General Body Meetings