CPSR: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility: Pittsburgh Chapter
A public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society

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Carnegie Mellon University
CMU School of Computer Science


CPSR/Pittsburgh Reborn...

After a decade of inactivity, the Pittsburgh chapter of CPSR has been revived. The impetus for this came out of a discussion among several graduate students, faculty, and administrators on "Computing post-WTC." We have already had our first event, a panel discussion on the impact of the World Trade Center incident, as an immediate response to changes happening on CMU's campus. The event was a great success (see the review in the Tartan) and we look forward to bringing more events like it to the community.

Our vision for a lasting effect is to continue and expand the discourse on the social impact of computer science beyond one single event. Our current plan for carrying this out includes

  • a series of panel discussions and seminars on the social ramifications of computer science and the consideration of society's needs in developing new technology
  • sponsoring films on campus that deal with issues in technology and society
  • reading and discussing articles on current events relevant to CPSR interests
  • anything else that interested members suggest

We would like to have as many current or former members as possible get involved in an active chapter once again, and to spread the word to others in the area who might be interested in getting involved.

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Officers are elected each November.


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The initial version of our bylaws was adopted 4 Dec 2001.
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