The Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS, pronounced “I am C.S.”) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant by the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate

iAAMCS is a Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance (BPC-A) that serves as a national resource for students, faculty, and industry professionals.Through its programming, iAAMCS brings awareness, access, engagement, and inclusion

GOALS

Add more diverse researchers into the advanced technology workforce

Promote and engage students in teaching and training opportunities
Increase the number of African-Americans receiving Ph.D. degrees in computing sciences
  • Add more diverse researchers into the advanced technology workforce

  • Promote and engage students in teaching and training opportunities
  • Increase the number of African-Americans receiving Ph.D. degrees in computing sciences

iAAMCS Project Manager

Though Dr. Waisome’s formal education is in civil engineering, her passion for developing and supporting programs like iAAMCS is what led her to this position. Dr. Waisome began her tenure with iAAMCS while completing her doctoral degree at the University of Florida. Upon graduation, she was officially named Project Manager of the grant. In her role, she oversees all administrative grant activities. Dr. Waisome is specifically focused on improving the dissemination of data produced by the group through the development publications. presentations at relevant academic venues, and invited talks.

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iAAMCS utilizes resources from nationally recognized programs and projects, including mentoring strategies from past National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Alliances and Demonstration Projects, the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU), and the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU).

Contact

Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, Ph.D.
iAAMCS Project Manager
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
University of Florida
Phone: 352-612-0785