The Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps focuses on helping women succeed in computing while providing them with the opportunity to give back to the community and practice leadership. Throughout the year, students will work with CS faculty and graduate students to design and carry out fun and interactive group activities for middle school girls to excite them about computing. The program follows a multi-layered mentorship and leadership model, with graduate students acting as mentors for the undergraduate students, who in turn lead the middle school students to discover the excitement of computing.
The Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps is a partnership of DIMACS, The Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering, and the Piscataway public schools.
Rutgers is a member of the STARS Alliance for Broadening Participation in Computing through Recruiting, Bridging, and Retention. The Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps is carried out as part of our STARS partnership.