August 7, 2014: UIC CS called out on national stage by President Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College for success with Hispanic students

Maria Klawe, a prominent computer scientist, and the president of Harvey Mudd College, addressed the biannual Computing Research Association?s Snowbird meeting of Computer Science Department Heads and Chairs on the topic of ?Increasing Diversity in Computing.? She devoted almost all of her remarks to increasing the number of undergraduate women studying Computer Science. The end of her talk, however, was devoted to describing one school that has made really significant progress in attracting Hispanic students to Computer Science: UIC.

Note: UIC CS is doing even better than President Klawe?s slides indicate. In 2013?2014 UIC CS majors were 18% Hispanic, not the 12.5% shown on the slides. (President Klawe did correct the number verbally in her talk, but not in her posted slides.)

You may view the slides here

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