2016 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

Be a Part of Tapia 2016, apply for scholarship to attend the conference!

“The Call for Participation for the 2016 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference is now open. Over 1,000 attendees are expected to attend the conference on September 14-17, 2016 in Austin, TX.

The Tapia conference has always been a premier venue to acknowledge, to promote and to celebrate diversity. Given the current global academic, professional and societal climates, the Tapia 2016 conference theme, “Diversity Matters!”, recognizes the Tapia Conference’s commitment to diversity in all its wonderful forms.

We target a program comprised of an array of technical, professional and personal enrichment and development opportunities. And, of course, the Tapia conference offers the unique opportunity to engage in large and small group discussions about diversity and broadening participation. Anticipating a well-balanced program for academic, research and industrial interests, we invite you to submit your content to the appropriate sub-program: Birds of a Feather, Doctoral Consortium, Posters, Panels and Workshops. All submissions for the Tapia 2016 Conference are due by Monday, November 23, 2016.”

Congratulations to our CS students on receiving a GHC Scholarship Grant

Congratulations to our Computer Science students Kristen Godinez and Winter Smith on receiving a GHC Scholarship Grant to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing!

“The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World’s Largest gathering of Women Technologists. It is produced by Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.”

HACU National Internship Program

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is seeking applicants for the summer and fall 2015 internship sessions. HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide.

The final deadline for students to apply for the summer internship is February 27,2015 and for the fall session is June 12, 2015.

For more information visit www.hacu.net/hnip


CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement Scholarship available for students


The CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement Scholarship is available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit, including significant personal achievements, superior academic performance, and exemplary community service are eligible for this award.

The CSU Trustees Award will be available for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students, an Information Technology student, engineers, a veteran, a student who gives the most to his/her home, university, or global community, students studying the humanities, and students studying to become teachers.

Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $6,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Applicant must:
Demonstrate superior academic performance with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing.
Demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid and Scholarships office.
Be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent undergrad or graduate student in any major field at a CSU campus and remain a CSU full-time equivalent student during the upcoming academic year.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015