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Diversity Outreach 

Pictured: Computer science students at a hackathon
Pictured: Computer science students at a hackathon

 The Department of Computer Science is deeply committed to broadening participation in computing. Historically, computer science as a discipline which suffers from underrepresentation in a number of areas which coincides with the increasingly pervasive role of computing in our society. As demand grows at all levels, this demand translates into tremendous growth in student interest in CS at SBU. Enrollment has nearly doubled in the last seven years making the CS department one of the largest departments on campus.

During 2019, the department formed a diversity committee in order to understand and analyze relevant broadening participation issues and plan appropriate actions. In Fall 2020, the committee has developed a strategic plan for diversity and outreach.

A more focused 2-page version of this strategic plan in the form of  the Departmental Plan for  Broadening Participation of Computing (BPC) is available here. Verified by BPCnet, this plan provides a context for the activities proposed by departmental researchers in their project BPC plan for grant proposals.

Shutterstock Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS)

The Shutterstock Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) is an ongoing program where distinguished leaders in the field present their latest lectures to the computing community. Since it began in Fall 2000, the DLS has been very successful in hosting many prominent computer scientists. Learn more about the talks and see the latest schedule by clicking here