Anyone Can Promote Social Change

by | Jan 24, 2022

Computer Science and Social Good (CS + Social Good) at UD fosters interest in applying technical knowledge and experience in ways that will help the community and promote technology as a means for positive social change. They connect students with organizations in the community that promote social good, such as nonprofits and philanthropic organizations, in order to work on technical projects that help these organizations achieve their goals. They also provide students with resources needed to assist in these projects.

You can be both a computer science major or non-major in this organization. Members develop their design thinking skills and learn how to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. Students who attend speaker events learn about current social issues in technology and beyond, and also think critically about what they can do to address issues like sustainable tech or cybersecurity. 

In Fall 2021, the organization began working on developing an app for the largest philanthropic organization on campus, UDance, and attended and participated in a hackathon aimed at individuals that identify as female or nonbinary, promoting inclusivity. 

Currently CS + Social Good is led by student officers Emily Taylor, Maria ven Venrooy, Diane Vinson and Lauren Baron. They believe that we must start by changing the conversation around technology toward positive social impact, and then we must translate that conversation into action.

Sign up for the CS + Social Good email list here, email them at udcs4good@gmail.com and follow them on Instagram @ud_cssg for more information and updates!