How To Get Involved
CS Diversity & Inclusion Open Floor: The Fall 2019 CS Open Floor was held on Tuesday November 19 from 4P-5:30P. Check back soon for the Spring 2020 meeting date.
2020-2021 Student Advocates for Diversity & Inclusion, and Health & Wellness: Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of Student Advocates will open in February 2020. Please check back soon for the application.
CS Diversity Conferences: Check out this document for a list of diversity related CS conferences in 2019-2020. The CS Department offers scholarships for conference attendance; the 2020 CS scholarship application will open in Spring 2020.
Brown CS Health & Wellness: Do you have feedback for how the department can help support accessibility and mental health? Please complete this anonymous department accessibility survey.
CS Inclusivity Feedback Form: Whenever you notice a particular moment or experience in the CIT or the CS Community you view as making the environment more inclusive or exclusive, please complete this form. You have the option of submitting the form anonymously.
If You Need Help
Diversity & Inclusion Student Advocates: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Wellness Student Advocates: email@example.com
Diversity Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Diversity Student Advocates Open Hours: instead of weekly scheduled office hours, community members that would like to confidentially discuss questions or concerns related to diversity and inclusion should email email@example.com or complete the form below. The open hours provide students with 1:1 peer mentorship and guidance on the student centers and resources available to them on campus.
Undergraduate Health & Wellness Student Advocate Lobby Hours: Spring 2020, TBD
Thursday February 13, 2020. 4P-5:30P 85 Waterman Street, Room 130. Challenging Silicon Valley’s Infinite Loop of Irresponsibility: Natasha Singer, NYT & Brown Alum. The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm, Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later. We’re increasingly seeing the consequences of that move-fast ethos: election interference, mass disinformation and the incitement of ethnic hatred. In this talk, Natasha will discuss the techniques journalists use to examine the consequences of emerging technologies on society – reporting that often prompts reactive changes at tech companies. She’ll also talk about a new movement – “responsible computing” – that aims to embed the analysis of societal consequences in computer science.
Thursday October 24, 2019. 4P-5:30P CIT 368. Joy Rankin: Creating Computing Citizens. What does it mean to write American history from the user up? This talk focuses on the users of 1960s and 1970s academic computing networks to develop a history of the digital age that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and community. I’ll use several case studies to illustrate the dynamic - and unexpected - relationships among gender, community, computing, and citizenship.
Monday October 7, 2019. 3P-4:30P UFli Center , 5th Floor Sciences Library. UFli STEM Mixer.
Tuesday May 7, 2019. 4P-5P CIT 3rd Floor Atrium. CS Diversity & Inclusion Town Hall.
Friday April 19, 2019. Panel: 4P-6:30P CIT 477. Out in CS Panel. Join us for a panel aimed at celebrating intersectional identities with a focus on providing a space for conversations about what it’s like to identify as LGBTQ+ while working in Computer Science. Panelists from various tech industries will share their experiences and challenges navigating their workplace communities.
For a full list of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) events visit the WiCS Calendar.
For a full list of Mosaic+ events visit the Mosaic+ Calendar.
For a list of Brown Computer Science Department events visit the CS Events Calendar.