News & Events

Fall 2020

  • More than 60 students attended the 2020 Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration and more than 40 students attended the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.

  • An anonymous gift to Northwestern Engineering supports equity in the Computer Science Department. The gift enabled the school to partner with Chicago community organizations and the University's Center for Excellence in Computer Science Education to recruit a diverse group of high school students for a two-week summer program emphasizing the creative and career possibilities of computer science.

  • The gift also funds a new laptop loaner program for current CS students who may not have resources to replace their machine if it breaks down. So far the program has purchased two new computers and inspired students and faculty to donate four used laptops for refurbishment.

Spring 2020

  • Northwestern Computer Science was selected to become a BRAID affiliate school. The BRAID program trains faculty/chairs to better support diversity with computer science departments. 

  • Northwestern CS students created a new Hispanic/Latin@CS organization.

  • Northwestern CS welcomed six new faculty members, of which three are women, making this the most gender-balanced hiring season in recent years.