Mosaic+ Pre-Orientation Program TA & Residence Facilitator: Accepting Applications!
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Click here for the video recording of our latest Diversity Lecture Series: Lisa Gelobter Using Tech as Force of Good.

As a department, we have made it our mission to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

How To Get Involved

Diversity & Inclusion Town Hall: Spring 2017 Town Hall was scheduled for Tuesday February 28 from 4P-5P in the 3rd Floor Atrium. A 2016 Climate Survey Results Town Hall will be held in late April 2017.

Diversity Committee Meeting Open House: Diversity Committee Meetings each semester include 30-minute Open Hours sessions welcoming all members of the community to join and voice their concerns, questions, ideas and/or suggestions. Spring 2017 Open Hours will be: 5:00PM - 5:30PM Tuesdays Februrary 14, March 14, April 11, and May 1.

2017-2018 Undergraduate Diversity Student Advocates: Applications for the next cohort of Diversity Student Advocates are closed. Please welcome our newest members: Chantal Toupin, Chelse Steele and Chinenye Uduji.

CS Diversity Conferences: Check out this document for a list of diversity related CS conferences in 2017. The CS Department offers scholarships for conference attendance; the CS scholarship application is open now until May 26, 2017. 

Brown CS Health & Wellness: Do you have tips/advice for how to maintain good health while concentrating in CS? Go to https://goo.gl/s021Mi and add your advice!

If You Need Help

Our Email:
Undergraduate Diversity Advocates: diversity.advocates@lists.cs.brown.edu
Diversity Committee: diversity@lists.cs.brown.edu

Undergraduate Diversity Student Advocates Open Hours: open to all members of the community to confidentially discuss questions or concerns related to diversity and inclusion. The open hours are not for officially reporting incidents, rather their purpose is to provide students with 1:1 peer mentorship and guidance on the student centers and resources available to them on campus. Spring 2017 hours are as follows:

Wednesdays 12P-1P. CIT 203. Alex Karim, Chelse Steele & Chinenye Uduji
Thursdays 1P-2P. CIT 203. Chantal Toupin
Fridays 12P-1P. CIT 460. Laura Dobler (Staff)

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.

Diversity Events

For past events, visit the CS Diversity Calendar

TECHed Out: Bias in Computer Systems
Friday, April 21 5:00PM - 06:30PM, CIT, Room 368
This is a Mosaic+ workshop about how Bias can impact technology. We will examine 2 cases where machine learning and computer programming can potentially have dangerous impacts and exacerbate systematic bias. First, we'll look at the history of photography and how that impacts facial recognition technology today. Then we'll look into Risk Asseessment technology used in the criminal justice system that is used to determine if a defendant is "high-risk" or not. The goal of the workshop is to help us think about how computer scientists, designers, and other people think about tech, and dispell the myth that the tech sphere is not affected/does not impact social issues.

Tuesday, April 11 5:00PM - 05:30PM, Library (CIT 410)
Diversity Committee Open Hours

Tuesday, May 9 5:00PM - 05:30PM, Library (CIT 410)
Diversity Committee Open Hours

Diversity News

Brown CS Alum Aimee Lucido Speaks Out About Industry Sexism

Feb 23, 2017 — In the wake of a former Uber engineer's allegations of sexual harassment and rampant sexism at the company, Brown CS alum Aimee Lucido, also an ...

Laura Dobler Has Been Named An Office Of Institutional Diversity And Inclusion Administrative Fellow

Feb 7, 2017 — A staff member in Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received an honor that will provide her with additional skills and ...

Alum Sarah Sachs Tackles Impostor Syndrome With A Little Help From Michelle Obama

Jan 27, 2017 — Impostor syndrome, a term coined by Clance and Imes in 1978, can be described as a lack of belief in one's accomplishments and an ongoing ...

Stefanie Tellex And Baxter Provide Local Kids With A Glimpse Of The Future Of Robotics

Jan 4, 2017 — Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) was in good company as Wheeler School's 2016 N-12 Fox Family ...

Amy Greenwald And 35 Brown CS Students Bring An Hour Of Code To 350 K-12 Kids

Dec 19, 2016 — Compared to multi-decade efforts like the Artemis Project, Hour of Code (now in its fourth year at Brown CS) is a fairly new outreach effort, but ...

After Student Input, Brown CS Experiments With Further Opening The CIT

Dec 16, 2016 — Brown CS is listening to all members of our community, and as scientists, we're willing to experiment with changes to even longstanding policy. On December ...

RI Robot Block Party Returns On April 30

Dec 9, 2016 — The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pizzitola ...

Brown CS Student Tiffany Chen Is Named A Changemaker Fellow

Nov 11, 2016 — Tiffany Chen, a Brown CS undergraduate student, has just been named a Changemaker Fellow by Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) in Providence, RI. She was honored at ...

Stefanie Tellex Has Been Named One Of Robohub's "25 Women In Robotics You Need To Know About",

October 21, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016 — On October 11, in a fitting celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, Robohub (a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business ...

Mosaic+ And Brown CS Launch A New Program To Help URM Students Transition To Studying CS,

September 30, 2016 - According to Jonathan Powell, who has just finished leading the new Mosaic+ Transition Program, which helps underrepresented minority (URM) students prepare for studying computer science at ...