Create a mural celebrating diversity in computer science, win $500, and have your artwork permanently installed in Davis Hall by local artist Max Collins

Grace Hopper operating the UNIVAC computerTo recognize and encourage diversity within computer science and engineering, CSE faculty members are commissioning a large mural to be installed on the wall between Davis 301B and Davis 301A. We are looking for an image that celebrates the many contributions made by women and minorities to the field of computer science, and one that will help make our department a more welcoming place for everyone currently underrepresented within our field.

Entries will be reviewed by computer science faculty members in consultation with local artist and photographer Max Collins, who will also install the winning entry by pasting it on to the wall, making it a permanent part of Davis Hall. In addition, the designer of the winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize.

All University at Buffalo students are welcome to participate, alone or in groups. To enter, email your image, group contact information, and a short explanation of your entry to by Monday, April 7th, 2014, at 11:59 PM. Images should be 10" x 20" black-and-white 300DPI JPG-format images, and we reserve the right to return any entries that fail to meet these requirements. Entries will be evaluated based on their artistic merits, their suitability for the space, and on how well they express the theme of diversity in computer science and engineering. Our goal is to have the mural installed by the end of the Spring 2014 academic semester.

Have questions or want more information? Email We look forward to seeing your artwork on our walls very soon!