CDIS is tackling the global problem of diversity in high tech. Only about 20% of students graduating with computer sciences degrees are women, and the issue is even more acute with students from underrepresented communities. We welcome all students from all backgrounds into our departments and have many programs to support them, such as Wisconsin Emerging Scholars and WISCERS, a research-focused mentorship program.
CDIS Diversity and Inclusion Programs
WES-CS is a set of interactive study groups specifically designed to engage underrepresented and first-generation students and those who are new to programming.
Undergraduates from underrepresented groups now have better access to research opportunities through the Wisconsin Science and Computing Emerging Stars (WISCERS) mentorship program.
Students Making a Difference
Student groups across CDIS help create community for our students, like WACM (Women of the ACM) who focus on building a community for women in tech. Learn about other student organizations below.