UB DivTech 2019-2020 club officer elections, April 2019. Back row, left to right: Lawreen Latif, Harshita Girase. Middle row, left to right: Shreya Parashare, Urjitha Muthiah, Heeba Kariapper. Front row, left to right: Tim Kiernan, Tanvie Kirane, Tanisha Debasish, Malika Kodial, Lisa Kanbur.
UB Scientista founding members. From left: Doris Kwan, Shreya Parashare, Lawreen Latif, Liesel Vaidya, Harshita Girase, Sravanika Doddi, Greg Bunyea, Aishani Bhalla, Heeba Kariapper, Wendy Shi, and Valencia Kaplinsky
Grace Hopper Conference '16. Aishani Bhalla, Doris Kwan, and Katie James at the George R. Brown Convention Center
Previously known as UB Scientista, UB DivTech brings a new take on the involvement of the diverse student population when it comes to STEM. The transition from Scientista to DivTech is an approach to promote further participation of students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
In order to achieve these goals, DivTech provides programs and networking opportunities with successful tech professionals, socials and study groups for CSE classes along with community outreach programs. We promote Diversity in Technology by trying to provide equality of access to opportunities such as internships, scholarships, hackathons and conferences. We work closely with the UB CSE department to advocate for more visibility and resources to building a strong, cohesive network of individuals in tech that can act as one strong voice.
The DivTech branch emphasizes opportunities for individuals in technology, but we welcome students from all majors.