October 1, 2014: UIC receives $90,000 in funding to help bring women, minorities, into Computer Science

UIC team at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in 2013.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of 15 universities joining an initiative to increase the percentage of women and minorities pursuing undergraduate degrees in computer science. UIC and each of the other universities will receive $30,000 a year for three years to support their efforts.

The Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative was announced Sept. 24 by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative. Part of the Girl?s CHARGE programs for girls and women, the BRAID initiative is being underwritten by Google, Facebook, Intel and Microsoft, each of which has made a three-year funding commitment.

See more at:
UIC Press Release
Anita Borg Institute Press Release
Bloomberg News Story

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