Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT

Fostering Innovation Through Inclusion

Our Vision

Our vision is to contribute to the national need for an effective workforce in computing and IT through synergistic activities related to minorities and people with disabilities.

Upcoming Events

June 6 – 9, 2024
Academic Careers Workshop
Chicago, IL

September 18-20
Tapia 2024 Conference
San Diego, CA

Our Programs

Student talking with recruiter at 2019 Tapia Career Fair

CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

The Tapia Conference, created to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Diversifying LEAdership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance

The goal of the Diversifying LEAdership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance, is to address the broadening participation challenge of increasing the diversity of the future leadership.

Student talking with recruiter at 2019 Tapia Career Fair

Academic Careers Workshops

It is well known that mentoring activities are critical for successful promotions in the professoriate. Such activities are especially needed for ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Student Professional Development Workshop

Student Professional Develop Workshops provide undergraduate and masters level computer science students with the unique opportunity to receive coaching and development from Industry professionals.

Our Corporate Partners

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Our Supporters

CMD-IT programs are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (INCLUDES 1806229, CNS 1832169, CNS 1936568), Sloan Foundation, and Google.

Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Google
National Science Foundation