Welcome to IAAMCS

The Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (IAAMCS, pronounced ‘i am cs’) serves as a national resource for all African-American computer science students and faculty. The objective of IAAMCS is to increase the number of African-Americans receiving Ph.D. degrees in computing sciences, promote and engage students in teaching and training opportunities, and add more diverse researchers into the advanced technology workforce.


  • Increase in African American students in graduate computing programs
  • Increase in African American recipients of graduate degrees in computing
  • Increase in the number of African Americans who enter the professoriateIncrease the number of African Americans who enter careers that utilize an advanced degree in computing
  • Longitudinal data collection and evaluation for national dissemination
  • Support CISE Pls and CS Department looking to support BPC efforts
  • Support HBCU and African American computer science faculty

Our Programs

Fellowship Writing Workshop Series

Future Faculty & Research Scientist Mentoring Program

Paired Mentoring Program

Affiliated Networking Events

Build Social Media Presence

Original Mentoring Content Development

Black CS Student Database

Annual Report on the State of Blacks in Computing

Core Research