W@SCS & SCS4ALL Meet US Secretary of Education

On Friday, September 18th, Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education visited CMU. Members of W@SCS and SCS4ALL were able to chat briefly with him about outreach and increasing awareness of computer science in the community.

Visit to NREC!

Recently, W@SCS visited the National Robotics Engineering Center to see demos of CHIMP and other exciting robotics research. Engineers were there to talk about the cutting edge of robotic technology development and robotics education.

Bias Busters @ CMU

Over the summer a team from CMU worked with Google to develop an SCS version of Google's Bias Busting @ work program. 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. Faculty, staff and graduates attended some of the sessions over the summer. Recently, undergraduates attended a session as well.

OurCS 2015

OurCS 2015 (Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science) is well underway! 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. The workshop will be held on Oct. 23rd through 25th at the School of Computer Science at CMU. Find out more about speakers, activities, and schedules here. Registration is now closed.