For many decades, diversity in computer science nationally has been disproportionately lower than in other science disciplines. The effort to increase diversity in computer science at Rochester has been energized by our participation in the BRAID initiative (Building, Recruiting, And Inclusion for Diversity). Our ability to send a greater number of our students to the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Technology as well as additional diversity conferences each year has been directly related to our part in the BRAID.
Our past two graduating classes have been ~34% female, nearly double the national average, and we will continue to build a community that encourages women and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies in computer science.
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