Six Computer Sciences MS/PhD students were selected as LEAP Fellows. The LEAP Alliance is focused on diversifying future leadership in the computing professoriate as a way to increase diversity across the field of computing. Congratulations to the new UW-Madison LEAP Fellows!
LEAP Alliance Fellowship
The LEAP Alliance is focused on diversifying future leadership in the computing professoriate as a way to increase diversity across the field of computing. In terms of diversity, the LEAP Alliance focuses on doctoral students from the following communities: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans/Indigenous Americans, and Students with Disabilities. Being recognized as a LEAP Fellow provides the following opportunities:
- Community of LEAP Fellows: The LEAP Alliance provides opportunities for the LEAP Fellows at the institutions within a given cohort to meet in-person at events such as the Tapia Conference, as well as virtually via webinars and other activities. In addition to getting to know the LEAP Fellows within a cohort, the LEAP Alliance provides opportunities to get to know other LEAP Fellows across all three cohorts focused on computing doctoral programs.
- Professional Develop Activities: The LEAP Alliance works with companies such as Google and Microsoft to provide professional development activities to learn about research in industry as well as academic career paths via the CMD-IT Academic Careers Workshops, organized in collaboration with CAHSI and AccessComputing.
- Mentoring Program: The LEAP Alliance will develop a mentoring program that goes across the individual institutions.