About Us

The STARS Computing Corps at NC State is a student organization that provides students with support throughout their academic journey. STARS fosters an extended student community among academia, industry, and the community. We do so through mentoring, professional development and research experiences to promote recruitment and leadership development in Computer Science. STARS has been implemented with the following central values that have been shown to be effective for recruiting and graduating under-represented students in computing.

Learn more about the National STARS Computing Corps: http://www.starscomputingcorps.org/
Want to join STARS? http://go.ncsu.edu/stars-interest


  • Technical Excellence – developing students’ technical excellence. Motivating and enabling students to become highly competent in computing, thereby increasing their confidence and interest in computing; preparing for entry into the workforce, graduate school, and the professoriate.
  • Leadership – developing students’ soft skills, including leadership and professional development, teamwork, writing, speaking, and time-management.
  • Civic Engagement and Service – developing students’ ability and desire to use computing and technology in service to society. Helping students to see the social relevance of computing, both through the workforce and research.
  • Community – developing students’ sense of belonging within a larger computing community; training on identity development, diversity, gender issues, and a tiered mentoring model.

STARS Outreach Mailing List Sign-Up Form: 

Please fill out the form given below if you want to get informed about our outreach activities

Outreach Interest Form

Contact Information of Our Leaders:
Faculty Advisor: Veronica Catete, Ph.D – vmcatete@ncsu.edu
President: Isabella Gransbury – igransb@ncsu.edu