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
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.