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College of Computing and Informatics

The College of Computing and Informatics leads Education and Innovation in Computing and Informatics for the Betterment of Society.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture dedicated to student success and equity in education; stimulating innovative high-risk high-impact research and development; and maintaining a resilient and ethical society of educated, caring citizens.

We are driven to acknowledge inequity and do everything in our power to address it; take responsibility for the ethical implications of technology in everything we do; and to value community and value the well-being and sense of worth of all members.

Up for the Challenge? 

Make a bigger impact by taking advantage of the following challenges!

  • CCI needs your help during #NinerNationGives. An anonymous friend of CCI is challenging the college to reach 100 gifts in 49 hours to unlock a reward of $4,900 in extra support!
  • Shape what's next for the School of Data Science! Long-time community partner of the University, Wells Fargo, is matching all gifts to Data Science, dollar for dollar up to $10,000, during #NinerNationGives. Give now to double your impact!
  • Bioinformatics Professor and Chair, Dr. Larry Mays, is calling on alumni and friends of CCI to support the Lawrence E. Mays Fellowship in Bioinformatics during #NinerNationGives. He will generously match all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
  • Did you graduate in the last decade?! If so, alumni couple Gene '73 and Vickie '71, '82 Johnson are challenging all colleges to reach 49 young alumni donors during #NinerNationGives. Each college that succeeds will unlock a $4,900 reward. The college that hits the goal first will also win a bonus $4,900! Give now to shape what's next for the College of Computing and Informatics. 

Shape What's Next

College of Computing and Informatics Fund

Supports the college's most critical priorities for our students and faculty. These funds help to enhance the overall experience of our students and campus community as well as provides our leadership the flexibility needed to address the unforeseen, novel and unique.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund

As a critical value within the College of Computing and Informatics, the equity, diversity and inclusion fund provides resources to enhance efforts to address inequity, build an inclusive community and promote diverse perspectives throughout all we do. 

CCI Alumni Gives Back Scholarship Fund

Student scholarship support to change the lives of our students and their families. With two thirds of our students being eligible for Pell Grants or Subsidized aid, every bit helps as we create the next generation of technology innovators and leaders.  

Dr. Rick Lejk Endowed Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of Dr. Rick Lejk, a longtime faculty advisor, mentor and teacher, this scholarship assists students who show extraordinary promise to persevere obstacles inside the classroom to show all are included and rewarded.  

Last Gift of #NNG Challenge
Shoutout to Zoe Weatherington for making the LAST GIFT of #NinerNationGives! Zoe's gift in honor of her mother, Charlotte 49ers Volleyball Coach Karen Weatherington, has unlocked a bonus $250 for volleyball. Thank you Zoe!
UNLOCKED: Wear Green Wednesday Social Media Challenge
What an incredible "Wear Green Wednesday," Niner Nation. Thank you to everyone that shared their UNC Charlotte pride today, and thank you to Jimmy Touchstone '93 for your inspirational school spirit! 49 pics have unlocked Jimmy's $490 reward.
First Time Donor Challenge
Thank you for supporting #NinerNationGives for the first time! An anonymous alumna of CLAS has unlocked the $250 prize for the college. Go Niners!
*NEW* Support Scholarships Challenge
You did it AGAIN! 75 more gifts in support of UNC Charlotte scholarships have unlocked Susan Jamison's $4,900 reward. We are blown away by your generosity, Niners. You have helped shape what's next for the University's 75th anniversary!
627 / 627 Gifts
49er Faculty & Staff Giving Challenge
THANK YOU, Faculty & Staff! Your support and dedication to Niner Nation is greatly appreciated, and truly shapes what's next for UNC Charlotte every single day. 500 faculty and staff have supported #NinerNationGives, unlocking Keith and Diane Wassum's generous $50,000 reward for scholarships. Go Niners!
500 / 500 Donors
$1,949 for 1,949 Alumni!
The Alumni Association is so thankful for the dedicated support of our alumni at UNC Charlotte. They have awarded #NinerNationGives with the full $1,949 reward in response to your generosity, alumni! Thank you!
Early Bird Challenge
Thank you for kicking off day 2 of #NinerNationGives, early risers! The Bank of America UNC Charlotte Alumni Scholarship received the most gifts this morning, unlocking a bonus $250 for the fund.
*TIMED EVENT* Baker Bonus Bucks
Congratulations to the Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship! This fund received the most support from 4p.m. to 8p.m., unlocking the Bakers' $250 bonus bucks!
1,946th Gift
Sending a big #NinerNationGives shout out to current UNC Charlotte senior Hope Robinson '22! She has unlocked a bonus $500 for Formula SAE IC. Thank you, Hope!
Computing & Informatics Gift Count Challenge
You did it, CCI! 100 gifts have unlocked a bonus $4,900 reward for the college. Thank you for supporting #NinerNationGives!
100 / 100 Gifts
School of Data Science Match Challenge
Thank you for doubling the impact for SDS, Niners! Over $10,000 has been unlocked for Data Science thanks to the challenger's generous match.
*NEW* CCI Advisory Board Match Challenge
The 49 hours are almost up, but the CCI Advisory Board believes there is still time to shape what's next for the college. They have agreed to match any additional gifts to CCI dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500. Double your impact now!
Kevin Bailey Student Challenge
THANK YOU STUDENTS! 1,049 student gifts during #NinerNationGives have unlocked Kevin Bailey's $1,049 reward. Go Niners!
RACE TO 49: Young Alumni Challenge
CONGRATULATIONS, CLAS! The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences was the first to reach 49 young alumni donors, unlocking an additional $4,900 prize from Gene '73 and Vickie '71, '82 Johnson. Thank you all so much for supporting #NinerNationGives!
75th Anniversary Chancellor Challenge
Thank you for celebrating UNC Charlotte's 75th Anniversary, Niner Nation! By supporting scholarships during #NinerNationGives, you have helped shape what's next for our University. 75 alumni have unlocked Chancellor Gaber's $4,900 reward for needed scholarships.
75 / 75 Donors
149 Minute Scholarship Challenge!
YOU DID IT! 49 gifts in support of scholarships at UNC Charlotte in just 149 minutes have unlocked Joanna Gammon's $249 reward. Thank you Niners!
49 / 49 Gifts
Battle of the Units!
Charlotte 49ers Athletics is the winner of this year's $NinerNationGives Battle of the Units! Thank you to all areas of our great University for participating.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Charlotte 49ers Athletics 1,022
2 Student Affairs 458
3 William States Lee College of Engineering 434
4 Belk College of Business 241
5 College of Arts + Architecture 214
Niner Students 2:1 Match Challenge
THANK YOU STUDENTS! Your gifts have been matched 2:1 by Gene and Vickie Johnson. We are blown away by your support of #NinerNationGives.
$14,074 MATCHED
Battle of the Graduating Classes
Shout out to the class of 1992 for securing the most gifts during #NinerNationGives! You have ranked #1 for this year's Battle of the Graduating Classes. Thank you!
Graduation year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 1992 53
2 2020 47
3 2019 44
4 2018 44
5 2010 43
6 2015 43
7 2017 43
8 1993 40
9 2023 39
10 2012 39
11 2014 37
12 2021 35
13 2022 35
14 2007 35
15 2008 34
Farthest Niner Challenge
BIG thank you to Geography alum Daidai Shen '20! Your gift all the way from Shanghai, China has unlocked a bonus $250 for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences! #NinerNationGives is shaping what's next at UNC Charlotte all across the globe.
UNLOCKED: Turn the Map GREEN Challenge
WE DID IT! Niners across the USA have turned the map GREEN for #NinerNationGives, unlocking our challenger's bonus $500 prize! Thank you!
Greek Chapter Giving Leaderboard
You did it! Kappa Delta has topped this year's Greek leaderboard. THANK YOU to our entire Greek community for supporting #NinerNationGives.
Greek Organization
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Kappa Delta 109
2 Delta Sigma Phi 74
3 Pi Kappa Phi 62
4 Zeta Beta Tau 53
5 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 25
6 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 25
7 Lambda Chi Alpha 15
8 Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority 15
9 Lambda Theta Phi 11
10 Alpha Delta Pi 10
11 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 8
12 Phi Delta Theta 8
13 Alpha Chi Omega 7
14 Sigma Kappa 7
15 Delta Zeta 7
*NEW* CCI Gift Challenge
Thank you, alumni and friends of CCI. Your support has prompted another $4,900 reward for the college. Your support of #NinerNationGives is greatly appreciated!
UNLOCKED: Young Alumni Battle of the Colleges - CCI
You did it, CCI! 49 young alumni of Computing & Informatics have given back for #NinerNationGives, unlocking Gene and Vickie's generous $4,900 reward for the college. Thank you!
Dr. Larry Mays Scholarship Challenge for CCI
Bioinformatics Professor and Chair, Dr. Larry Mays, is calling on alumni and friends of CCI to support the Lawrence E. Mays Fellowship in Bioinformatics during #NinerNationGives. He will generously match all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
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