Fostering Diversity through Outreach
The ACM community is as diverse as the subfields that comprise computer science, from educators and researchers in academia to practitioners in project management, industrial research, software development, engineering, and application design. This diversity extends to their gender, ethnicity, and geographic location. ACM advocates for these groups, which are often underrepresented, through national and local programs, councils, committees, and events.
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
Tapia brings together students, faculty, researchers, and professionals from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate diversity in computing. The conference is named after Richard Tapia, a mathematician and professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University, who was born to Mexican immigrant parents in Los Angeles, and who has led several programs that have brought recognition to the university's commitment to diversity.