UB Scientista

The mission of this organization is to empower underrepresented demographics majoring in Computer Science and Engineering by providing a robust campus community, online resources, and visible role models.

In order to achieve these goals, Scientista 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 tech 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 UB Scientista branch emphasizes on opportunities for individuals in technology, but we welcome students from all majors.

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Toyosi Oladepo


UB Scientista

Lisa Kanbur

Assistant Director

UB Scientista

Tanisha Debashish

Public Relations Chair

UB Scientista

Tim Kiernan

Finance Chair

UB Scientista

Malika Kodial

Advertising + Outreach Chair

UB Scientista

Tanvie Kirane

Underclassmen Representative

UB Scientista

Faculty Advisors

Carl Alphonce

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor of Teaching

Computer Science and Engineering

343 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4739

Email: alphonce@buffalo.edu

Matthew Hertz

Associate Professor of Teaching

Computer Science and Engineering

352 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4736

Email: mhertz@buffalo.edu