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

Hybrid Tutoring- Fall 2021
The Iribe Initiative for inclusion & Diversity will provide a hybrid tutoring experience for the 2021 fall semester! I4C offers tutoring in CMSC 122, 125, 131, 132, 216, 250, 330, 351. 

 

1:1 Tutoring & Guided Study Sessions (GSS): NOW OPEN!

 
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 or GSS tutoring, please complete this form: https://go.umd.edu/Fall2021_TutorRequest
 
The form will give you access to a Calendly Calendar to sign-up for 1:1 appointments. Tutors will provide a virtual Zoom link for remote tutoring or a campus location.

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 Peer Mentoring Program includes:

-Build a sense of community among students in computing

-Provide professional development opportunities for students in computing

-Create formal peer support structures and resources for students in computing

-Give students the opportunity to network within and explore different areas of computing

-Provide opportunities for computing students to explore and enhance their technical skills through peer-led workshops

 
Fall 2021 semester sign up is OPEN! 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!
 
  • Applications close: 
    • Mentors: September 15th
    • Mentees: September 17th
  • Complete the Interest Form today

JOIN US!!

Peer & Alumni Mentoring Kick-Off

September 24, 4-5 p.m. (In person)

Diversity Conference Scholarships

Fall 2021 Diversity Conference Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!!
 
The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity in Computing offers scholarships to attend the following Fall 2021 conferences: 
 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 

NOTE: Most conferences will continue virtually this year. All scholarships are contingent upon UMD allowing travel in Fall 2021. 

 
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.
 
Apply Today!
 
I4C Summer Academy 2021 Applications: https://go.umd.edu/I4C_CSInstructorApp21

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 Fall 2021: TBD

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. 

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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.
 

The DICE Lounge is OPEN! Join us in the DICE Lounge to learn about our events, and connect with people within I4C.

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

 

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.
 
Fall 2021: TBD

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 cs-student-orgs@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:

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Community Building

AWC General Body Meetings