Computer Science Student Organizations at MSU

Gianforte School of Computing Diversity Initiatives

  • Each year, we sponsor students to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.  In 2018, 18 students will travel to Houston with Dr. Mary Ann Cummings.  More information.
  • Each year, we sponsor LGBT+ students to attend the oSTEM Conference.  In 2017, six CS students (plus four COE students) travelled to Chicago with Dr. John Paxton.  Planning for the 2018 conference in Houston is underway.  More information.
  • In the past, we periodically sponsored students to attend the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference.  In 2017, one student attended in Atlanta.  In 2019, we plan to sponsor a cohort of students to attend with Dr. Clem Izurieta.  More information.   (MSU-specific information coming later.)
  • Every three years, we provide partial support for students to participate in a study abroad trip during the first part of summer.  In 2017, 12 MSU students travelled to Vienna, Austria.  In 2020, we will likely visit Berlin, Germany.  More information.
  • Each year, we sponsor students to visit an out-of-state high-tech hub to learn more about career opportunities, build community and take advantage of cultural opportunities.  In 2018, 12 students travelled to Portland with Dr. John Paxton.  In 2019, we will likely visit San Francisco.  More information.

Diversity in Computing

  • ACM's Women in Computing, ACM-W - link
  • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology - link
  • Association for Women in Computing, AWC - link
  • Coalition to Diversify Computing - link
  • Computing Community Consortium - link
  • Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) - link
  • Dot Diva - link
  • Girl Develop It - link
  • Girls Teaching Girls to Code - link
  • Girls Who Code - link
  • Hackbright Academy - link
  • MentorNet - link
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) - link
  • Sit With Me Campaign - link

Diversity Conferences

  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - link
  • Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing - link
  • oSTEM (out in STEM) - link

Diversity at Montana State University

  • NSF ADVANCE Project TRACS - link
  • President's Commission on the Status of Women - link
  • Family Advocate Brochure - link