Graduate School Fair 2020

Funding Presentations

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November 4, 2020
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Graduate School Fair

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November 5, 2020
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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STARS Celebration co-located with CMD-IT Graduate School Fair

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November 6, 2020
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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About CMD-IT Graduate School Fair

CMD-IT invites you to attend our first Virtual Graduate School Fair presenting schools from around the country with Computer Science and other Computing programs. It’s imperative not only that our diverse community is at the forefront of technology, but graduate school offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge in Computing and gain more sophisticated knowledge in research, development and implementation. This career fair has participating colleges and universities with various programs in Computer Science and other Computing and Information Technology disciplines that offer robust Master’s and PhD programs.

About STARS Celebration

The STARS Celebration conference program features sessions on best practices in broadening participation in computing, hands-on training (virtual for 2020) workshops for conducting computer science outreach programs for K-12 students, and professional development sessions for both faculty and students. The STARS Celebration conference also serves to build and sustain the STARS Computing Corps (STARS) community. All allied members of STARS and nonaffiliated attendees who are interested in broadening participation in computing are invited to attend!


All Times in Central Time Zone (GMT-5)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

11:00am - 11:15am


11:15pm - 12:00pm

Krell Institute DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

12:15pm - 01:00pm

The National GEM Consortium GEM Fellowship

 1:30pm - 2:15pm

National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

 2:30pm - 3:15pm

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

 3:15pm - 3:30pm


Thursday, November 5, 2020

 10:00am - 5:00pm

Graduate School Fair

Friday, November 6, 2020

 10:00am - 10:15am


 10:15pm - 11:15am

Keynote: From Games to Medical Devices: The Problems We Choose to Solve Matter

 11:15am - 11:30am

Break + Networking

 11:30am - 12:15pm

Look for the Helpers: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Advocacy/Activism in Computing+Tech

What's the Impact? How to Measure and Evaluate Your BPC Efforts

A Model for a Year-Round Enrichment Program to Broaden Participation in Computing

 12:15pm - 12:45pm

Break + Networking

 12:45pm - 1:35pm

Panel: Navigating the Career Landscape with STARS Alumni

 1:35pm - 1:45pm

Break + Networking

 1:45pm - 2:30pm

From Start to Finish: Demystifying the Design & Implementation of Impactful BPC Initiatives

You + CS for All: Partnerships and Practices to Advance K12 CS Education (Even in a Pandemic!)

Lightning Talks: Sharing Your Research & Outreach Outcomes

 2:40pm - 3:00pm

Closing + Awards Ceremony

 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Optional Networking

Participating Colleges & Universities


Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Georgia Tech College of Computing

Stanford University Computer Science Department

University of Michigan School of Information

Department of Computer Science, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California-Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Cornell University Computer and Information Sciences at Cornell Tech

The University of Chicago Department of Computer Science


Kennesaw State University

University of Texas Arlington

UC San Diego

University of Maryland

University of North Texas

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of North Carolina Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics

Virginia Tech

Temple University

Texas A&M University

University of Massachusetts College of Information and Computer Sciences


Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Sciences

UC Berkeley School of Information

Brown University

Havard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


The University of Texas at Austin Computing

UC Irvine

University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

University of California Irvine Donald Bren School of Information  Computer Science

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CMD-IT Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy

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