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Daetriana Burks-Reed: Fighting for minorities in computer science

For Black History Month, CSE is elevating the stories of black students in our programs. Daetriana is a passionate voice for the disadvantaged.

Team receives award for diversity leadership

Co-chaired by Dr. David Chesney, the team was formed to address how disabled students experience campus.

Visiting students celebrate experiences, projects

Ten students from Ethiopia have completed a new summer-long exchange program in engineering at the University of Michigan.

New lecture series brings AI to the public

The new event series aims to create an educational environment for the public.

Encouraging careers in research

Organizers hoped to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully apply to a graduate program.

Teaching science with sound waves

The classes got to learn about cybersecurity, the physics of sound waves, and how to beam music a long distance like a flashlight using ultrasound.

Bertacco recognized for efforts to bolster diversity

Bertacco is a key leader in efforts to improve the representation of women in computer science and develop more extensive cross-cultural connections within the department.

Training student instructors for inclusive teaching in intro CSE courses

The initiative has tackled courses that make up the core curriculum for first- and second-year CS and CE majors.

Student receives GSI Award for innovative work as educator, promoting diversity

Burdick has done extensive work as an instructor in EECS courses and promoter of diversity in the department.

Michigan CS makes waves at Tapia 2018

Eight students from CSE traveled to the conference this year, marking a new highpoint in attendance.

Google award to introduce women to computer science research

Mihalcea and Wendlandt believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.

Ada Lovelace opera and lightning talks highlight women’s contributions to computing

The event featured eight TED-style computer science talks by female faculty and an opera performance.

CS kickStart wants first-year women to succeed in computer science

CS KickStart is a free week long summer program for incoming first-year students that aims to improve the enrollment and persistence of women in U-M’s computer science program.

For Black History Month, CSE Spotlights Faculty and Alumni in Academia

In this article, we profile three CSE faculty and three of our alumni.

CS KickStart gives incoming freshmen an introduction to computer science

The event took place August 28th to September 2nd on North Campus, and included programming labs, CS lab tours, field trips to local tech companies, and social events to get the participants acclimated to U-M and computer science.

Dragomir Radev coaches US linguists in competition at 2016 International Linguistics Olympiad

The IOL has been held annually since 2003, and each year teams from around the world compete to solve the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.

Summer Bootcamp prepares undergraduates for work with big data

The Big Data Summer Bootcamp is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program at the University of Michigan.

CSE kicks off another summer of MiBytes Computer Camps

MiBytes was created to provide high school students with a hands-on introduction to computer science.

CSE sponsors TechTwilight to support young people in STEM

TechTwilight provides companies and student groups with the opportunity to celebrate and share their innovations in a festive environment of discovery.

Students make connections at NSBE National Convention

The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.

Girls Encoded motivates students to study CS

The all-day event consisted of hands-on activities, a panel discussion, and lab tours to show students the different aspects of CS.

CSE at South by Southwest

Students highlighted a number of projects from CSE in the U-M booth at the show.

ArborHacks formed to increase access to and participation in computer science

The group will hold a once-a-year hackathon for local high school students in addition to other events.

Better gender balance goal of latest MHacks hackathon

MHacks: Refactor, v7 of the nationally-renowned U-M hackathon, drew many more women, underrepresented students and first-timers.

MHacks: Refactor to focus on gender inclusivity and hacker empowerment

This semester the creators are focusing less on numbers and more on the experience.

Valeria Bertacco receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award

The award recognizes unwavering commitment to the betterment of women, and clear record of success and significant achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership, and mentoring women.

Three Michigan universities receive Pacesetters Awards to attract more women to computer science

Programs will be developed under the grant to foster inclusiveness and to provide support.

A journey from the Ibn Sina School to Graduate School at U-M

The School helps to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research.

Garlin Gilchrist II: Innovation for the People

Garlin Gilchrist II set out on a lifelong mission to bring engineering solutions to communities in need.

Relationship with Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Grows with Research Exchange Program

Under a new pilot program, three U-M CSE graduate students traveled to Ethiopia for one month to bootstrap research projects with current AAiT students.

Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins at IOL

The International Linguistics Olympiad been held annually since 2003, and Prof. Radev has coached teams each year.

Over 140 Students attend 2015 MiBytes Computer Camps

High school students were able to learn about mobile app development, hacking and building, and game design and development.

Miss Wayne County Inspires Young Girls to Pursue Computer Science

She hopes that by exposing young girls to coding through her outreach efforts, and by being a role model, she will provide inspiration and give them confidence to pursue computer science.

Introducing the Ensemble of CSE Ladies

Members will hold get-togethers, study sessions, talks, and workshops. They will also be piloting a new mentoring program.

Future Scientists Tour CSE

A group of preschoolers get an early look at the world of CSE.

CSE Supports Women in Computing and Sponsors Upcoming MICWIC Conference at U-M

In addition to MICWIC, CSE supports a number of programs designed to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.

SWE Hosts Girls Night Out to Teach Young Girls about Engineering

The event was designed to give middle school girls a glimpse of what the world of engineering, including computer science, is all about.

Over 100 High School Girls Explore Computer Science at Girls Encoded

High School Girls Invited to Explore Computer Science

Alumni explore lots of EECS-related engineering with their kids

Three hundred and eighty alumni and children stretched across North Campus, dabbling in drones and bones, rockets and radioactives.

EECS students attend National NSBE Convention – Come back psyched

The Convention offers leadership development, internship opportunities, networking activities, and professional workshops.

gEECS hosts high school students at {Girls Code}

Called {Girls Code}, the workshop taught the girls the basics of Arduino—open-source electronics prototyping platform.

SWE Hosts G.R.E.A.T. Day for Girls

G.R.E.A.T. Day is designed to open up young girls’ minds to the possibility of engineering as a career path.