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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

Community Outreach

Providing Pathways to Tech Education 

Our community outreach programs boost tech sector diversity and provide pathways to tech education in Mississippi.

Through collaborative efforts with partners including the National Center for Women and Information Technology, Mississippi Coding Academies, and Mississippi State University‚Äôs Bulldog Bytes, we are broadening participation in computing by recognizing girls with computing aspirations, abilities and technical accomplishments; provide alternative pathways to computing and cybersecurity education; and more! 


Photo of 3 female students coding representing the Aspirtions in Computing program

High School Awards 

USM partners with the National Center for Women and Information Technology to offer the Mississippi Affiliate Aspirations in Computing awards program. This program recognizes girls and K-12 educators with aspirations, abilities and technical accomplishments in computing.

Aspirations in Computing (AiC)


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K-12 Co-curricular 

Cyber to the Top is our K-12 outreach program that provides summer camp and other co-curricular activities. By engaging our youth with safe and fun active learning activities in computing and cybersecurity, we believe we can widen and diversity the pipeline of technical talent in the United States. We recently partnered with Thinking Media to offer the Learning Blade platform to schools throughout Mississippi. 

Cyber to the Top


Photo of computer and Black female student coding

Workforce Development

Beyond the education provided for the emerging workforce through our academic degree programs, the School of CSCE is involved with providing alternative pathways to computing and cybersecurity education in the state through collaboration with the Mississippi Coding Academies


Contact Us

School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

214 Bobby Chain Technology Center (TEC) 
118 College Dr. #5106
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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