Student Partners

Association of Computer Science Undergraduates (ACSU):

ACSU promotes educational, professional, and social interaction among every undergraduate student interested in computer science. ACSU facilitates student communication with faculty, alumni, and corporate representatives to enhance the undergraduate experience in computer science.

ACSU is Cornell’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). We receive support from the Department of Computer Science and several corporate sponsors.

Cornell AppDev:

Cornell AppDev is an open-source project team at Cornell that builds products to improve the lives of their community.

Cornell Data Science (CDS):

CDS is an undergraduate project team which builds data-driven solutions to a variety of real-world problems. Current initiatives range from devising a scalable mapping system for better natural disaster response to developing a tool that can summarize Amazon reviews for a better user experience. Our team of 70+ students is a great place to meet people with diverse interests, gain experience at the intersection of theory and application, and contribute to the greater community initiatives.

Graduate Students for Gender Inclusion in Computing (GSGIC):

GSGIC advocates for gender equity and inclusion in computing and related fields at Cornell by combating harassment, pushing for policy change, and creating supportive spaces within our professional environment, especially within the graduate school.

GSGIC believes that policy advocacy for equitable work environments helps every person working in or with computing as well as the people who use computing technology.

GSGIC’s group centers the needs of graduate students and works in solidarity with both the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses.

Graduate Underrepresented Minorities in Computing (GradURMC):

Graduate Students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Science, and Data Science who identify as Black or Indigenous.

Information Science Student Association (ISSA):

Improves the student experience and spreads the word about the major. ISSA plans networking events, social events, corporate information sessions and tech talks with faculty.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-CU):

Founded in 1977, NSBE-CU is the premier organization for black students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors at Cornell University.  NSBE-CU is a member of the national organization with affiliation to Region One, which serves the Northeastern United states and international chapters.  Through the support of the national organization, the Cornell College of Engineering, and corporate sponsorship, NSBE-CU upholds our mission statement as well as the national directives. 

Queer in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (qSTEM):

Promote the social and professional development of LGBTQ+ students interested in STEM fields at Cornell University.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE-CU):

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Our Chapter mission is to become a leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics and non-Hispanics in engineering, math and science. We plan to obtain this excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE @ Cornell):

The Cornell Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers was charted on November 9, 1972. Since then, we have grown to be one of the largest student organizations on campus, with over 250 members. Membership for SWE is open to all (male and female) undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and technical fields. Each year, we run numerous programs and events to promote engineering, diversity, career and professional development, academic support, and pre-college education. These include many outreach programs in and around the Ithaca community, various social programs, dinners, luncheons, and over 100 company information sessions.

The Advocacy Project:

The Advocacy Project spreads access to a quality education in persuasion, argumentation, and advocacy, available to anybody with an internet connection.

Underrepresented Minorities in Computing (URMC):

URMC promotes diversity within the computing fields and foster an environment that empowers underrepresented minorities with technological aspirations through career development, community building and academic support.

Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC):

WICC aims to foster a supportive community of women and allies* equipped with the resources needed to recognize and overcome challenges. By creating opportunities for technical and leadership growth, WICC works to ensure that people of all identities are able to discover and pursue their interests and talents in order to positively impact the future of tech.

WICC is a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W).