ELA is an NSF-funded program that engages underrepresented minority (URM) students in computing disciplines at research institutions in a nationwide network composed of leading universities including Rice University, UC Berkeley, and UT Austin.
Their mission is to increase the number of students from groups with long-standing under-representation that receive undergraduate and graduate degrees in the computing disciplines.
We are asking villagers to inform minority high school seniors who are interested in pursuing computing-related fields about EL Alliance. Ideally they should register with the online EL Alliance registration form.
After students register, they will be contacted by ELA staff who will invite them to:
- Ask questions about computing or classes or university academic life
- Participate in university student-led teleconferences where college students would answer the high school students’ questions,
- Be matched with a current college student,
- Participate in mentoring teleconferences, among other possibilities.