LEAP Alliance Events

The LEAP Alliance programs include mentorship, professional development and community building with a focus on ensuring students are informed about academic career opportunities and inclusion in the tech sector.

Below is a list of upcoming events for the LEAP Alliance community, which consists of undergraduate students from LEAP target communities (LEAP Scholars), doctoral students from LEAP target communities (LEAP Fellows), and the supporting faculty and staff at each LEAP Institution (LEAP Advocates).

Events For LEAP Scholars

REU Program Opportunities at LEAP Institutions

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are designed to enrich undergraduate students with a full-time experience participating in different phases of research. Many of the LEAP institutions host REU programs. The programs and application deadlines are listed below:


Computer Science Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Below is a link to a GitHub site created by former LEAP Fellow Chinasa T. Okolo. The site includes a curated list of fellowships and scholarships for graduate students in Computer Science and related fields:



Events for LEAP Fellows

June 6-9, 2024: 2024 Academic Careers Workshop | Chicago IL

June 6-9, 2024: 2024 Academic Careers Workshop | Chicago IL

The goal of the workshops is to mentor assistant- and associate-level faculty, senior doctoral students, and postdocs in computing about academic careers. The workshops target participants from the following communities: African Americans/Blacks, Native Americans/Indigenous, Hispanics/Latinx, and People with Disabilities.

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Past Online LEAP Events

February 29-March 1 2024: Cohort 1 All Hands Meeting | Houston TX

Why Go to Graduate School Part 1: Diverse Perspectives

Why Go to Graduate School Webinar Series Part 1: Why Go to Graduate School: Diverse Perspectives Panelists: Dr. Wing Lam, Assistant Professor, George Mason University (former LEAP Fellow) Dr. Chinasa Okolo, Fellow, The Brookings Institution (former LEAP Fellow)

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Events for LEAP Advocates