Programs

The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing provides a variety of learning, leadership, and social experiences for current undergraduate students majoring in computing.

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Meet UMD Computing Students

photo of Tejas Rehani
Computer science Major
Human Development Minor
photo of Sadena Rishindran
Computer science Major
Mathematics Minor
photo of Sathvika Sangoju
Computer science Major
General Business Minor

Current Student Programming

Tutoring

Tutoring- Spring 2024
The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity is providing a hybrid tutoring experience for the 2024 Spring semester! I4C offers tutoring in CMSC 122, 125, 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.

 
  •  First Day of 1:1 Tutoring: January 31 
  • First Day of Guided Study Sessions: February 7  
 
To request tutoring information for 1:1 tutoring and Guided Study Sessions (GSS), please complete this form: https://go.umd.edu/Tutoring_Spr24
 
 
 
The form will give you access to Calendly Calendar links to sign-up for 1:1 appointments and GSS sign up. Tutors will provide room location for in-person tutoring and a virtual Zoom link for remote tutoring.

I4C Mentoring Program

 
The I4C Mentoring Program will facilitate community building, support academic success, and provide professional development for all students in computing at the University of Maryland. 
 
The I4C Mentoring Program aims to:

-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

 

We have revamped the mentoring program! This program provides you more opportunities and flexibility for engagement. The program will take advantage of three (3) six-week-long sessions across the academic year. The flexibility allows for students and partners to engage during the most convenient season for them, or stay connected through the year.

 

Session I: (CLOSED)

Focus on Black, Latine, and Native American (BLNA) students*

Registration: September 4- October 13

Kick-Off: October 19

Session  Dates: October 19- December 1  

 

Session II: (CLOSED)

Focus on first year Career Launch students*

Registration: November 1- December 8

Kick-Off: January 3 (virtual)

Session  Dates: January 8-February 16

 

Session III: 

Focus on career success*

Registration: February 1- March 1

Kick-Off: March 11

Session Runs Dates: March 11- May 3

 

If you are interested in participating in the I4C Mentoring Program, please fill out one of the following forms and we will make sure to keep in contact with you in regards to the 2023-2024 program. (Student Form) (Alumni and Corporate Partner Form)

 

 

Diversity Conference Scholarships

Spring 2024 Diversity Conference Scholarship Application is now OPEN!!
 
The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion & Diversity in Computing offers scholarships to attend diversity conferences in the fall and spring semesters! Sponsorships to attend Diversity Conferences are available to UMD students in tech.
 
 

Spring 2024 Diversity Conferences 

 

BEYA STEM (Career Fair Only)

  • February 17
  • This pass only includes access to the onsite Career Fair and BEYA World II which features access to the online and in-person Career Fair and Interview Village.
  • Transportation to and from UMD College Park campus and Baltimore, MD will be provided 
  • APPLYhttps://go.umd.edu/DIVERSITY_SPR24
 

 

Latinas in Tech

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>> Summer 2024 Application Coming Soon!
 
 

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MCWIC Grace Hopper Celebration Archive

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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.
 

We have NEW branding and a mounted TV monitor coming soon in the DICE lounge. Be sure to come by to see it!

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

Reserve the DICE Lounge

 

 

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 2024
 
February
 
Black Women in Tech
February 21
3pm-5pm
IRB Rooftop
 
March
 
International Students in Tech
March 6
3pm-5pm
IRB Rooftop
 
April
 
 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American(APIDA) Students in Tech
April 3
3pm-5pm
IRB Rooftop
 
 

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