The Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) is a program that was launched in 2007 and is funded by NSF. The program's director and PI is Professor Richard Tapia at Rice University, and engages underrepresented minority students in computing disciplines at research institutions in a nationwide network composed of dozens of leading universities, professional societies, laboratories, research centers, and corporations. Read the original press release here
EL Alliance Program Director Profiled in SACNAS Video
Richard Tapia is prominently featured in one of a series of videos promoting the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).