A new group of PhD students, representing all seven departments in the School of Computer Science, has started a new initiative to focus on the concerns of PhD students SCS wide. The committee will act as an advisory committee to the Dean.
In fall 2017, SCS welcomed the largest-ever class of first-years, which had 49% women. You can read more about our newest undergraduate class here.
On February 4th, SCS4ALL hosted an interviewing workshop. We had a presentation on non-technical interviewing by Kevin Collins followed by mock technical interview sessions hosted by volunteer students.
On November 5th, several students from CMU visited the Duolingo office in Shadyside. Duolingo, a tech startup founded by CMU associate professor Luis von Ahn and then-Ph.D. student Severin Hacker, helps their users learn languages with the tagline, "Learn a language for free. Forever."
In our first SCS In Focus feature, we'll take a peek inside this office tour based on student reflections.
Mentoring and Career Development for Students with Disabilities
SCS4ALL is partnered with AccessComputing, which is a National Science Foundation funded project that provides mentoring and funding for career development activities for students with disabilities in computing-related fields.
Are you a computing student with a disability? Looking for an internship? Want to connect with peers and mentors with disabilities? AccessComputing can help you do that.
Oct. 23rd through 25th for Undergrad Women
OurCS is a 3 day research focused workshop that provides opportunities for undergraduate women from the US and around the globe to work on exploratory problems in teams led by researchers from industry, academia, and other computing related domains. Registration is now closed.
Over the summer a team from CMU worked with Google to develop an SCS version of Google's Bias Busting @ work program.
SCS/CMU is the first school to work with Google on this program. Faculty, staff and graduate students attended some of the sessions over the summer. More will participate through the semester. We look at how our biases come to be and how we can raise awareness of unconscious bias. We use role play to practice how we might act to interrupt bias to ensure everyone experiences an inclusive culture.
On September 15, SCS4ALL and Women@SCS committees were the first groups of undergraduates to be invited to participate!
As per our tradition, we're inviting all CS majors to our annual welcome session for new students:
When: Saturday, August 29th, 3-4pm
Where: Danforth Lounge, University Center
Our first-ever academic year in review, in which we go over SCS4ALL's achievements throughout the academic year 2014-2015.
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WHEN: March 24, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Gates-Hillman Complex, Room 4405
We're inviting all CS undergrads to a special SCS4ALL event with Capital One, featuring speaker Julie Elberfeld and panel! iPad raffle and dinner will be included.
Julie Elberfeld, Divisional CIO for Commercial Banking Technology, will be hosting a presentation and panel discussion on Technology and Why Gender Diversity Matters. There will be a panel of women working in technology at Capital One who will explore topics and issues related to technology innovation in banking, the gender gap, career path lessons, as well as what Capital One is doing to elevate women in technology.
When: Wed. Feb. 4th, 5.00-6.00pm
Where: Newell Simon Hall 1507
On Wednesday, November 5, SCS4ALL and Women@SCS will hold a round table teleconference with three engineers from the Harris Corporation. CMU CS Alum Tawnie Thiessen will take the lead from the Harris side. Join us at 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 5th in GHC 7101 and hear about engineering at Harris!
Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company.
The SCS Day committee has announced the 2015 logo competition, inviting all computer science majors in the School of Computer Science to try their hand at designing a logo for the annual event, which is a celebration of diversity in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Logo competitions are held each year, and the winning design is featured on various SCS Day-related items and swag.
WHAT: Design the SCS Day 2015 Logo
WHO: Any Computer Science Major
WHEN: Submit by November 9th
HOW: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Wednesday, August 27, 5pm
Where: Gates-Hillman Complex, Room 7101
Bring your ideas as we start planning events for the fall!