Allegheny Receives Mozilla Foundation Grant

Allegheny received a grant of $144,252 from the Mozilla Foundation as part of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge in support of a project to integrate ethics and social responsibility into each of the six application courses in Computer Science: Bioinformatics, Data Analytics, Web Development, Database Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Agents. At Allegheny, each Computer Science major must take at least two application-oriented courses. By investigating and articulating relevant ethical challenges in our application courses, we can provide meaningful pathways for responsible applications of computer technology. This grant is supported by the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, a partnership of Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Project director: Oliver Bonham-Carter, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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