Grace Hopper  

Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by and presented in partnership with ACM.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 

Join more than 14,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators, and representatives of more than 250 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations for this amazing event. The Annual Convention showcases black students and professionals with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) who are channeling their dedication in their communities and society at large.


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association for LGBTQ people in the STEM community. With almost 90 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ people in STEM.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers 

Experience #SASENC2019, the largest conference and career fair for Asian Americans in the United States. Join over 3,000 attendees and learn from over 15 different workshops, attend company tours, and network with recruiters from 70+ companies to land your dream internship or job opportunity. It's all here at the SASE National Conference & STEM Career Fair.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The annual SHPE National Convention is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in STEM in the country. Each year, the SHPE Convention attracts over 7,000 STEM students, professionals, and corporate representatives. The convention is an opportunity for leading corporations, government agencies, and other organizations to recruit top STEM talent. The convention also provides educational, technical, competitive, and other development opportunities for professionals and students in STEM.

Society of Women Engineers 

The SWE annual conference brings together leaders, businesses, organizations, universities, and professionals in the industry for a global exchange for change. Members from every facet of engineering and science will converge to swap strategies, share educational insights, and meet like-minded individuals. SWE is a powerful force for diversity in the workplace, pushing to provide a voice and a place for women in engineering.


The Tapia conference is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing.

The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to:

  • Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing;
  • Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference;
  • Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry;
  • Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds.


Travel fund opportunities: 

IDEA Center - Jacobs School Student Travel Fund   

The Jacobs School of Engineering Student Travel Fund provides the opportunity for an individual student and student organizations to apply for scholarships to supplement costs of conferences or other similar events. The selection committee will meet bi-weekly, beginning Week 2 of the Fall Quarter, to review applications and determine who is awarded funding. Please visit their website for the application and program guidelines.