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UNC CS is excited to welcome the 2023 cohort of the UNC-Intel REU Program, which is designed to foster the next generation of computer science researchers through valuable hands-on experience, industry connections, and a deep understanding of the exciting possibilities within academic research.
The computer science department, typically a male-dominated field of study, has seen an increase in students identifying as non-binary and female over the past few years. Roughly 30 percent of the graduating students in the computer science department are non-binary or female, compared to only 20 percent in 2015, according to Kris Jordan, a computer science professor, and director of the Computer Science Experience Lab.
In Sitterson Hall, a server room has turned into an accessible experience lab for students and faculty. Pitched by Prof. Kris Jordan to the College of Arts and Sciences last October, it has seen over 2,200 visitors in the past six weeks. “The undergraduate experience labs are aiming to be a technical experience accelerator with real world technologies, as well as a community hub and a co-working space,” Jordan said.