Broadening Participation in Computing

Illinois Computer Science is delighted to facilitate a variety of workshops and programs to benefit the CS academic and research communities, as we seek to make computing’s remarkable opportunities available to everyone.

Upcoming Events

Research Experience for Undergraduates
Summer 2020

In the 10-week long Illinois Computer Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), students work with Illinois faculty mentors and graduate students over the summer to get an introduction to computer science research. This is an outstanding opportunity for aspiring scientists and faculty to learn from leading experts in computer science.  Read More


Past Events

Workshop on Departmental Plans for Broading Participation in Computing (BPC)
November 13-15, 2019

This NSF sponsored workshop will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. Participants will spend 1.5 days  learning from BPC experts and working in break-out groups to develop a departmental plan for their own unit. The culmination of the workshop will be a departmental plan that leadership teams can take back to their unit for their faculty to use in support of their NSF CISE proposals. Read More


Rising Stars 2019:
An Academic Career Workshop for Women in EECS
October 29 - November 1, 2019

Rising Stars is an intensive workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic careers in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. Launched at MIT in 2012, the annual event has since been hosted at the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Stanford University. Read More