January 31, 2023

5 Reasons to Be a Part of Tapia 2023

We hope your year is off to a great start! Join us at the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing and IT. The 2023 CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference will take place in Dallas, TX, September 13-15, 2023. There are many ways to get involved and take your conference participation to the next level in 2023. Read on to learn how Tapia is delivering more engagement, connection, and visibility to organizations and participants this year.  

Your CMD-IT Updates
In Memory of Stafford Hood

The CMD-IT community has experienced a significant loss with the passing of Stafford Hood on January 15. Stafford has been a long time friend and collaborator of CMD-IT, providing culturally relevant evaluation and assessment of the Diversity as an Innovation Resource, Academic Careers Workshops, and the LEAP Alliance. Stafford was the Sheila M. Miller Professor Emeritus of Education and Founding Director Emeritus of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

We will miss you, our friend!

Become a Tapia 2023 Supporter: Join us in person at #Tapia2023 in Dallas, TX on September 13-15 at The Gaylord Texan Resort. Click here to view the 2023 Prospectus and learn more about supporter opportunities!

Tapia 2023 Call For Participation is Open! We invite you to submit panels and workshops, Birds of a Feather sessions, posters, Doctoral Consortium and scholarship applications. The submission deadline for all program components is February 20, 2023, 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time). Click here to submit today.

Submit your Resume: The Tapia Resume Database provides an excellent opportunity to engage with industry, government, and academic Supporters about internships, permanent job opportunities, and graduate programs. We invite all students and professionals seeking career opportunities to submit your resume today! Click here for more information.

Tapia attracts nearly 2,000 participants from around the country each year. Students and professionals converge to network, share advice, and open doors for others in the industry, creating communities that extend beyond the conference. Read our latest article on all that’s in store for Tapia 2023:

5 Reasons to Be a Part of Tapia 2023


2023 Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program: Computer Science
Application Open Date: 1/25/23

In an effort to expand the state of California’s capacity to support teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educators with targeted support focused on strategies for providing high-quality Computer Science instruction and Computer Science learning experiences aligned to the California Computer Science Content Standards developed pursuant to Education Code Section 60605.4, and as part of the EWIG Program, the CDE is providing this Computer Science Professional Learning Grant: Partner Entity Request for Applications (RFA).


Catch up on the latest headlines within the industry:

How Universities Are Developing New Technologies For People With Disabilities

Innovation in technology is vital when it comes to finding ways to make life easier for people with disabilities. The U.S. National Science Foundation is awarding $11.8 million in grants to 16 universities and independent labs for the development of technologies that can enhance the quality of life and employment opportunities for persons with various disabilities. Read more.

The Opportunity Project Fosters Equity in Innovation by Mentoring College Students

The Opportunity Project (TOP) University Program, part of Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL), is working to cultivate a new generation of innovators from underrepresented communities. Over the course of 12 weeks, students built products using U.S. Census Bureau data and other federal datasets that are open and readily available to anyone, with the help of community advocates and mentors in the private sector. Read more.

Ways to Donate

We’re thankful for people like you who help move our mission forward. Please consider donating to CMD-IT in one of the following ways:

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