The Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) released new guidelines defining successful strategies for mentoring African American doctoral students in Computing Sciences (CS).
The iAAMCS used project-based results and empirical research to reveal six guidelines: recruit strategically, establish community, foster a research culture, provide holistic advising, provide funding and promote professional development. All six guidelines, which each include multiple strategies, serve the greater purpose to enable African American students to pursue and graduate in CS Ph.D. programs across the United States.
Various faculty members collaborate and lead the iAAMCS from higher education institutions across the country. Some members include Juan Gilbert of the University of Florida, Monica Anderson of the Univesity of Alabama and the Wei LAB’s own Professor Jackson, who serves as the Data Portal & Project Evaluator for the iAAMCS.