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.

Connect With Us


  • 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