Computing for Good (C4G) is an effort to leverage computing to study and address pressing societal problems. The C4G vision is that computing and related disciplines can play a critical role in addressing systemic societal problems, and that tackling such problems can push the intellectual boundaries of the disciplines. One realization of C4G is a project-based senior/graduate class that has been taught twice.
“When students create practical solutions for socially relevant problems, they feel more enthusiastic about and committed to their work because they can actually see the impact of what they are doing,” says Ellen Zegura, chair of the School of Computer Science and C4G professor. “They become socially active citizens of the world through computing.”
For more information on regarding C4G, contact Ellen Zegura.