Course Highlight: CS 639 Capstone
Interested a software application course? We still have open seats in CS639 Lecture 002! This Computer Science Capstone class is growing this fall! Spend the semester being mentored by and working on a project for a company like Epic, Amazon/Shopbop, or Last Lock. Students choose their projects, then work on a team to complete that project from discovery to production.

You'll learn how to decide what to build using techniques like Lean Start-up and Google Design Sprints, then collaborate with your team, learning new technologies and using agile software development techniques to complete the project. The semester culminates in a showcase where you'll have the chance to meet mentors and sponsors from all of our partner companies.

Course Requisites include: declared CS undergraduate degree & senior credit standing.
Tuesday: Web Scraping
Date: April 19
Time: 7 PM
Location: Discord - join our server here
Hosted by: Web Development Club

WebDev Club is excited to announce our next talk, happening this Tuesday, April 19th at 7pm, where our President Owen will go over the basics of Web Scraping, including tools, techniques, and ethics. Join us to learn more about how you can extract data you find online to drive your next project! We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday & Friday: Innovation Competition
Poster Session
Date: April 21
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Location: Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum (330 N Orchard St)
Hosted by: Transcend UW

Come see firsthand the start-ups that UW-Madison students have been working hard to create! 
Talk directly to competitors and come see what they've been working on.

Date: April 22
Time: 5 - 6 PM
Location: Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum (330 N Orchard St)
Hosted by: Transcend UW
Thursday: Livestock 4.0: Digital Tech Revolution
Date: April 21
Time: 4 - 5 PM
Location: Zoom (link will be sent after registration
Hosted by: CDIS & the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

The use of sensors to systematically collect animal-level information will potentially have a major impact in the livestock industry by improving farm management decisions, employee work performance, and food production transparency. In this RED Talk, Joao will discuss some of the challenges, opportunities, and examples of digital technologies with potential to revolutionize livestock systems in the next decades.
Questions? Email Indu at
...and Things
Peer Mentors
The Department of Computer Sciences is now collecting information from undergraduate students who are interested in being a CS course Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors assist with offering office hours and study sessions. By completing this form your information will be available to CS course instructors, who will contact interested students and make hiring decisions. Log-in with your UW google account and complete the survey at: .  
i3: iSchool Inclusion Institute
The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is accepting applications for the 2022 summer program in Austin (

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, i3 is a national undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences.

Each year 25 students from a variety of majors, including computer science, and institutions across the country are invited to become i3 Scholars. The program includes a funded 20-month immersive, hybrid experience that includes two summer institutes, a yearlong research project, and participation in several conferences. Throughout the course of the program, students undergo professional development training (such as workshops, interview practice, 1-1 mentorship, and networking experiences) that are tailored to each individual scholar’s needs.
Scholarship deadlines today (Monday)
The Paul D. Salmon Memorial Scholarship of $1000 supports undergraduate CS majors from underrepresented groups or populations.  Underrepresented groups in computer science include women, persons with disabilities, Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
Amount: $1000
Deadline: 4/18/22 
Submission materials: transcript, resume, short essays
The Hina and Faisal Mushtaq Scholarship of $1000  supports undergraduate CS majors who demonstrate an interest in healthcare. 
Amount: $1000
Deadline: 4/18/22 
Submission materials: transcript, resume, short essays
For more information on these scholarships, including instructions on how to apply, please visit:
Departmental Awards + Thank-Yous

Rosner Educator Award for excellence in teaching by CS faculty, (including CS-affiliated faculty), and faculty associates

Graduate Student Instructor Award for excellence in teaching by a CS grad student TA

Departmental Service Award for service excellence by any department personnel, including academic or classified staff, or organizations.
The Awards Committee invites you for nominations for the above listed awards. If you wish to nominate someone, please e-mail Jin-Yi Cai ( one single combined PDF file containing all the relevant information by
***4:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2022***
A nomination consists of a Nomination Letter or letters, and if you wish to include, any relevant supporting material.


There are many people -- students, staff, and faculty -- that do a huge amount of service for the department. 
In order to publicize all the good thing people are doing to help our department, we are continuing the Departmental Service Thank-Yous -- the golden bricks. People being thanked will receive a small gift and be recognized at our Awards ceremony.
If you know of someone or some people who have gone above and beyond to help the department in any way, please consider nominating them for a thank you. A committee consisting of one student, one staff, and one faculty member will decide who to recognize at the ceremony.
Nomination is easy: please fill in a google form saying who you want to nominate and why:
Please nominate by the end of Friday, April 22nd.
Opportunity: Serve on CS DEI Committee
The UW Computer Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is seeking two undergraduate students to serve on the 2022-2023 committee and provide student insight and feedback on departmental diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The CS DEI Committee is comprised of CS faculty, staff, and students. The committee addresses departmental needs and gaps related to DEI; assesses and discusses current DEI activities and topics; and sets goals and key milestones for advancing representation and inclusion.

Students on the committee will be asked to attend the committee’s hour-long, bi-weekly meetings and serve as a student voice on DEI topics, providing key feedback and insights.

If you are interested in serving on the committee, please email the following materials to Kayla Gross, Inclusion Program Manager, at by 12:00PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2022:
·      Resume or CV
·      1-page or less response to the following question:
o  What has influenced your thinking around diversity and inclusion and motivated you to get involved with the CS Diversity and Inclusion Committee as an advocate for change?

Students who apply should 1) be a CS major or graduate student and 2) be able to serve for the entirety of the 2022-2023 academic year.

The committee will review all applications and will evaluate students based on their 1) level of past involvement and/or experience with matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 2) interest in joining the committee.

Please contact Kayla Gross at if you have any questions.
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