The Robotics Institute has made a commitment to initiatives that promote equity, diversity and inclusion. The RI DEI Fund has been created to: financially support students from underrepresented backgrounds, help with outreach activities to battle racial inequality and injustice, and fund recruiting activities for under-represented students and faculty to RI.
Outreach & Diversity
Created in honor of CMU alumnus and teaching professor emeritus Jacobo Carrasquel (S'83, HNZ'88), this need-based scholarship will honor Jacobo’s legacy by supporting an SCS student who will follow in his trailblazing footsteps, making our community stronger as a result.
The CompBio Fellowship Fund provides general fellowship support to students participating in masters programs offered by the Computational Biology Department who are of under-privileged socioeconomic status, with a preference for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in careers in biomedical research.
The CompBio High School Summer Program Scholarship Fund provides general scholarship support to students participating in the department's high school summer program(s), with a preference for students who are of under-privileged socioeconomic status.
The Lenore Blum Innovation Fund, named in honor of the founder of the Project Olympus Incubator Program, provides support for initiatives promoting diversity within the program. Project Olympus bridges the gap between cutting-edge university research and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities.
REUSE brings undergrads from other universities to CMU for the summer to do research with our world-class faculty members. The goal is to have maximum impact on the students that participate, many of whom are under-represented in our field.
Founded by Mark Stehlik and David Kosbie — two of the School of Computer Science’s award-winning teaching professors — the CS Academy aims to create an entirely free, online, interactive high school computer science curriculum.
When you support our SCS Outreach Initiatives, you help us give students, teachers and community organizations more access to the computer science resources they need to provide students of all backgrounds with the CS education they - and we - need for a better future.
When you give to the Girls of Steel, you empower young women to study and explore robotics before they even get to college.
Your gift to the RISS fund helps the institute bring a diverse cohort of undergraduate scholars to campus each summer to work on cutting-edge projects that drive innovation.