New major in information science draws wide array of students with human-centered approach

As a high school student, Natalia Torres had little interest in computer science or programming. She rarely played video games and would never have considered herself an expert in technology. 

Maya Gadlin had a very different childhood. A self-described STEM kid, she learned multiple computer languages, took an AP computer science course, and designed websites for herself and others. 

Despite their contrasting backgrounds, both are now majoring in information science at UW–Madison. The new major, announced last May by the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences, is designed to do just that — appeal to a wide array of undergraduates. 

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