Resources

Google's exploreCSR is committed to supporting students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies and research careers in computing. Below is a list of a few organizations with similar goals.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, please visit our graduate school website. To learn more about the academic opportunities in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics at URI, please visit us here.

The Society of Latinx in Computing is a student organization at URI created to provide academic and professional support to promote the success of Latinx and other underrepresented students. Their mission is to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in academia, develop skills aside from what is learned in a classroom, and grow a network of students committed to mutual growth.

The Society of Women in Computing is another student organization dedicated to building a community of technical women and their allies at URI and beyond. They offer a network of support and encouragement for all women pursuing careers in computer science and related fields.

The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology aims to create an effective workforce through synergistic activities related to minorities and people with disabilities. The organization consists of corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits that are dedicated to cultural diversity in computing.

The National Society of Black Engineers is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the world. NSBE's mission is to increase the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact their community.

The Society of Women Engineers is an organization centered around giving women engineers a voice within the industry. They aim to empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.

The Society of Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans. SACNAS programs and events hope to aid underrepresented groups in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions in STEM.

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers was founded to help Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full career potential. They are committed to preparing members for success in the global business world and encouraging members to make contributions to their local communities.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is the largest chapter-based organization for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community. They intend to empower LGBTQ+ people to succeed in a safe and supportive environment that celebrates diversity.

The Association for Computing Machinery—Women advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. They provide a variety of programs and services to advance the contributions of technical women.