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Corporate & Academic Sponsorships

Thank you for your interest in supporting the STARS Celebration. The Celebration is an integral part of the STARS Computing Corps, whose mission is to build and prepare a larger, more diverse national computing workforce for the 21st Century. Through the universities and colleges participating in the STARS Computing Corps, we are expanding the number of women and minorities involved in computing while simultaneously supporting and implementing programs designed to attract and retain the brightest minds in the technology, computing and informatics disciplines.

The STARS Celebration provides an excellent venue for our STARS students to build leadership skills, exchange program ideas, and collaborate with industry partners and computing professionals, thus fostering the innovators of tomorrow.

We invite you to become a STARS Supporter enabling you to gain access and interaction with our students across STARS. You will also help us continue our goal of increasing student participation in computing. For more information please reference our STARS Supporters Program which highlights Celebration related benefits:

Corporate Sponsorship

Academic, Lab and Consortium Sponsorship

  • Academic Institutions, Labs and Consortiums are encouraged to participate in the Celebration through our STARS Supporters Program. Partner levels begin at $1,000 and include the following benefits:
    • Career fair table space
    • 1 conference registration pass to manage table
    • Logo visibility in the printed program, Celebration website and STARS Supporters webpage
    • Resume book of STARS students (available July 1)
    • Option to underwrite additional conference activities

In addition to event sponsorships, organizations, companies or academic institutions are encouraged to support various conference items and activities. For a custom event sponsorship package please contact Aubrae Collins at aubrae.collins@uncc.edu or at (704) 687-8954.



How to Participate


Call for Participation


Call for Participation


Call for Participation

Present a poster on:

  • Technical Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Corps Practices

You can also sign up at the conference to lead a Birds of a Feature Session!

Poster Submission Site

Present a workshop, presentation, panel, or Birds-of-a-Feather discussion group on:

  • Pedagogy
  • Research in Progress
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Broadening Participation
  • Practical Help for Faculty
  • Sustaining Stars
  • STARS Standards

Faculty Sessions Submission Site

Present a workshop, presentation, panel, or Birds-of-a-Feather discussion group on:

  • Building Successful Partnerships
  • Higher Ed & K-12
  • Higher Ed & Industry
  • Higher Ed & Community
  • STARS Alumni Pathways for BPC Service and Outreach

Partner Sessions Submission Site


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