What is CSE-xplore?


CSE-xplore is the department of Computer Science and Engineering youth program with the aims of providing students with exposure to diverse aspects of engineering and computing. CSE-xplore aims to support student confidence and interest to explore a future in computing and engineering fields.

CSE-xplore exists under the mission of the University at Buffalo Department of Computer Science and Engineering to support broadening participation in STEM.

What Events Are There?

CSE-xplore supports many events for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. includes the CSE-xplore summer camp programs and Girls Who Code clubs at UB.

CSE-xplore also provides support for classes and student organizations that would like to have a computer engineering and computer science activity.

If you are interested in a guest demo, speaker, or an activity event please email
to discuss options.

When there are no formal events, please use our activity repository to help you child explore at home, by clicking on this link Go to Activity Landing Page

2023 CAMP

CSE-xplore : Explorations in Applied Computing and Engineering July 12-14, 2023, for grades 9-12 (High School Girls Only)

Camp will run 8:30am to 4:30pm with lunch provided each day.

Summer 2023 Applications will be open through April 30, 2023.

Apply Now

Acceptance notifications will be made by June 1st at the latest.

Please sign up or email cse-summer@buffalo.edu to be notified of future CSE-xplore opportunities.

Girls Who Code Clubs

For information about Girls Who Code, visit the organization webpage

Club space is limited, to begin the registration process, please register here


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CSE Kids Day

What Is CSE Kids Day?

K-12 students are invited to CSE Kids' Day, a night of fun activities and demos hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. This event is coordinated by the CSE Student Advisory Board.

Kids Day Events

For more information about this annual event coordinated by the CSE Student Advisory Board, you can check out their site: https://cse.buffalo.edu/ubcseweek

Contact Us

Want to Speak to Someone About CSE-xplore?

Feel free to email and we will get back to you as soon as possible:


Mentors, Partners, & Evangelists

  • Dr. Jennifer Winikus

    CSE-xplore Director and Assistant Professor of Teaching

  • Dr. Jinhui Xu

    CSE Department Chair

  • Christina Escobar

    SEAS Associate Director of Outreach Programs

  • Steven Pilat

    SEAS Outreach Coordinator

  • Diane Porter

    SEAS Assistant Dean for Finance

  • Tooba Khilji

    Director of Administration, CSE

Collaborating & Supporting Labs

Supporting Faculty

  • Alan Hunt

    Professor of Practice, CSE

  • Dr. Luke Ziarek

    Associate Professor, CSE

  • Dr. Erdem Sarıyüce

    Assistant Professor, CSE

  • Dr. Changyou Chen

    Assistant Professor, CSE

  • Dr. Oliver Kennedy

    Associate Professor, CSE


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