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by Natalie Reed and Eric Rosen

As President Obama has said, “Computers are going to be a big part of our future…and that future is yours to shape.” Technology is one of the fastest-growing fields today, solving problems in every industry while impacting our everyday lives. Despite this, computer science is not yet adequately ...

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Artemis Project Alum Nirva LaFortune Advocates For Her Community On The Providence City Council

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More than two decades ago, two undergraduate women at Brown CS, Laurie Kardos and Jesse Marmon, founded The Artemis Project, a free, five-week summer program for rising ninth-grade girls. Their goal was to enhance the self-confidence ...

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Meta-TA Zach Kirschenbaum Helps Represent Brown CS At The Out For Undergraduate Tech Conference

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Zach Kirschenbaum (he/him), a junior CS concentrator at Brown University, doesn't even remember how he found out about the Out for Undergrad (O4U) Tech conference, which is designed to help high-achieving LGBTQ undergrads in software development and technology reach ...

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Brown CS Returns To The Grace Hopper Celebration

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A delegation from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has had a busy week at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual event that's become the world's largest ...

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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 Uber employee, has penned a compelling response. Writing for Medium, she reflects on her own experience, explains why she continues to work for the company, and offers a dozen ...

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

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 resources to continue her work with diversity and inclusion. Financial and Outreach Coordinator Laura Dobler has been named one of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion's six ...

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

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 fear that any success to date is illusory and will be discovered as false. Increasingly, it's become a topic of discussion in the field of computer science: a ...

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

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 Speaker. "Last year's speaker was world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall," says Nupur Shridhar, Director of Wheeler's Design-Innovate-Build Lab. "How could we possibly top that? Well, with an ...

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

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 the scope of this year's participation set records and helped achieve two distinct goals. 

For as many as five hours per day, for an entire week (December 5-9 ...

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

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 15, 2016, a student posted the following to the internal Brown CS Facebook group:

"Hi friends! Does anyone know anything about how swipe access to the upper-level floors of ...