Wisconsin Emerging Scholars

What is Wisconsin Emerging Scholars-Computer Sciences (WES-CS)?

WES-CS (CS 304) is a fun, interactive study group for students enrolled in CS 200, Programming I. Through weekly meetings led by peers, you’ll earn 1 additional credit and gain greater mastery of CS 200 material. It’s a great way to enhance your introduction to the challenging, exciting and varied field of computer science.

What do WES-CS students do?

  • Learn in small, peer-led groups of about 8-10 students
  • Gain computing confidence and master fundamental principles
  • Learn about career paths though visits to local tech companies and dinners with special guests
  • Make lasting friendships
  • Have fun!

How can I enroll?

Students who are authorized for the study group should add CS 304 to their class schedule and then attend during the scheduled meeting time. To gain authorization, or ask questions about WES-CS, email advising@cs.wisc.edu. WES-CS students are not required to complete additional work outside of the weekly two-hour meeting.

What past participants have to say

Wisconsin Emerging Scholars students

  • “My group leader didn’t move on unless the content was understood by all, which was very helpful.”
  • “My team leader was great and always tried to answer any questions I had.  She explained things well, and with just enough information so that I could try work it out on my own.”
  • “WES CS 304 was always really fun and extremely useful.”