Diversity + Climate
The Department of Computer and Information Science is strongly committed to initiatives that support the University’s efforts to achieve an educational and employment environment that is diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, interests, abilities and perspectives. We strive to attract a diverse community of students and faculty, to provide an accessible, rigorous engineering education, and to improve our local and global communities through engineering.
- CIS Diversity Summit
Monday, April 12 at 4pm
Join Zoom Meeting
- **Film Screening**
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
View Picture a Scientist here.
*** View videos of past events ***
- Penn Emerging Scholars Program (PESP)
Freshmen and sophomores solve logical, algorithmic puzzles in small groups under the guidance of Penn student peer leaders, and learn about the types of problems solved with computer science and math
- Events for CIS Community
- NCWIT Named CIS NEXT Award Grand Prize Winner for Recruiting and Retaining Undergraduate Women
- Google Explore CSResearch
An undergraduate research program for women in a computer science program
- Celebrations of Women in Computing
The Computer and Information Science Department participates in the national Grace Hopper Conference and regional conferences for women in computer science
- Underrepresented Students Study Hall
Computer Science students have the opportunity to meet and interact with their peers at this Tuesday night study hall