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Innovation happens when unique perspectives come together. At ICS, we believe society benefits when today’s workforce reflects today’s society.

Excellence Through Inclusion

Developing a diverse STEM workforce.

UC Irvine has an incredibly diverse student, faculty and staff population, and ICS is among its most diverse schools: more than 50% of our students are first-generation, female, or from underrepresented backgrounds.

Making education accessible to all.

UCI’s welcoming Office of Access and Inclusion supports computer science, information technology and engineering students of historically underrepresented backgrounds through a number of resources, programs and initiatives.


University-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives run far and wide: student clubs and organizations, interdisciplinary academic programs and projects, professional development opportunities, and many other dedicated resources.

Diversity at Bren and UCI



of ICS students are first-generation college, female, or from ethnically diverse backgrounds


in inclusive, supportive learning environment (UCI, Wall Street Journal, 2019)



In the nation for doing the most for the American dream (New York Times)

Celebrate. Advocate. Innovate.

Inclusivity in Action

Faculty and students research and service-related projects expand the diversity of the STEM workforce, increase accessibility of technology, and reduce gaps in education, healthcare, and social services.

Mental Health, Minority Students & COVID-19

Informatics professors sought to reduce inequities in distance-based mental health services among students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-service institutions (HCIs)

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Advocating for Inclusive Name Changes

A Bren computer science faculty member called for academic publishers to establish standards to allow transgender scientists to request name changes on previously published work.

Read more at The Scientist

Latino Excellence & Achievement Award Highlights Student Success

Established to celebrate student success and inspire others in the Latinx community to attend graduate school, this year’s honor went to Neftali Watkinson Medina. The computer science Ph.D. student aspires to empower young people in Mexico to pursue STEM fields.

Meet Neftali

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