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
  • Increase in African American recipients of graduate degrees in computing
  • Increase in the number of African Americans who enter the professoriate
  • Increase 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
  • Meet The IAAMCS Team

    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