Since 2001, the Tapia conferences have brought together students, faculty, and professionals to celebrate the technical contributions and career interests of the most diverse people in computing fields. Tapia provides an engaging, exciting and intimate environment to recruit top diverse technical talent and highlight career paths in industry, academia and government.
As a Tapia Conference Supporter you will have access to:
- Top Technical Talent
- Engaging Program for Your Diverse Communities in Computing
- Visibility for Your Organization and It’s Commitment to Diversity
Important Facts about Tapia 2016, which had 965 participants and 80 Sponsors:
- 150 College/Universities Represented
- 56% Students
- 3.5 Average GPA of Scholarship Recipients
- 560 Resumes in the Tapia Database
Top Areas of Study:
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Computational Science
- Information Technology
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Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive urban university of more than 26,000 students, consistently ranked in America’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report. Drexel is a leader in experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The University’s recognized excellence in translational research is supported by the Coulter Foundation. Drexel is also committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, improving quality of life in its neighborhood and the city through the twin engines of community partnerships and innovation-based economic development.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)*, the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities in the United States.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center that applies advanced technology to problems of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas. The Laboratory works with industry to transition new concepts and technology for system development and deployment.
Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, originally founded in 1953. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress on 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” The funding from NSF for Tapia 2016 is made possible by a grant, CNS 1615356, from the CISE Directorate.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.
Ranked as one the top universities in the United States, Rice is located on a 300-acre tree-rich campus in Houston, Texas, and consists of highly respected schools of architecture, business, continuing studies, engineering, humanities, music, natural sciences and social sciences. Rice is home to many high-profile centers and institutes, including the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With a student population of 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s small and intimate campus offers the advantage of an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 6-to-1. The residential college system forms the heart of campus life, where students live, dine, study and interact. For the last 10 years, the Princeton Review has ranked Rice among the top universities in the nation for best quality of life, happiest students and lots of race/class interaction.
Founded in 1965, the Computer Science Department at Stanford University is a center for research and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. CS is currently the largest teaching department at Stanford with over 15% of the undergraduate students as declared CS majors. The CS department is proud of the talent and energy of CS students at all levels. The department believes that research is an important part of a CS education and tries to offer interesting research opportunities to students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Strong research groups exist in areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, foundations of computer science, scientific computing, and systems. Basic work in computer science is the main research goal of these groups, but there is also a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and on applications that stimulate basic research. Fields in which interdisciplinary work has been undertaken include chemistry, genetics, linguistics, physics, medicine and various areas of engineering, construction, and manufacturing. Close ties are maintained with researchers with computational interests in other university departments. In addition, both faculty and students commonly work with investigators at nearby research or industrial institutions. The main educational goal is to prepare students for research and teaching careers either in universities or in industry.
The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) is focused on the development of cyber security science and technology that will radically transform the ability of organizations to design, build, and operate trustworthy information systems for the nation’s critical infrastructure. Established as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, TRUST is addressing technical, operational, legal, policy, and economic issues affecting security, privacy, and data protection as well as the challenges of developing, deploying, and using trustworthy systems.
University of California Berkeley
With over 120 affiliated faculty members, close to 2000 undergraduate students, and over 500 graduate students, UC Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) department is the largest department at the flagship University of California campus. The distinction of the EECS faculty is evident from a long list of prestigious awards which recognize outstanding contributions in research and/or teaching. Our undergraduate and graduate programs consistently rank in the top three nationwide in Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering, in Computer Engineering, and in Computer Science, attracting top researchers and students from around the world. Hallmarks of our success are a strong tradition of collaboration across disciplinary and organizational boundaries, dedication to education and outreach, close ties to industry, and a supportive culture.