Everyday of this week (April 23-28,2018), we will be handing the sweatshirts out at a differen location and time, while simultaneously taking pictures for WiC photo campaign, #SupportWomenInCS. Find out details about this event in our Facebook Event.
Have bunch of homework/coding to do? Join us at WiC biweekly coding party and have fun with other WiC members while getting your work done! Snacks are provided. Our next coding party is April 26th, 2018 at Gleason Theater, from 6-9PM .
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Our mission is to bridge the gender gap in computer science at the University of Rochester. We are dedicated to recognizing and supporting women in computing, both at our institution and all others around the world. We are taking measures to increase the enrollment of female computer science students through our multiple points of entry, specifically courses designed for students with various levels of programming experience. These courses can lead students to clusters, minors, our flexible BA and our more rigorous BS. (see CSC Curriculum Guide) Other measures include the creation of an inclusive community, regional outreach programs and recruitment at graduate and undergraduate levels. We are proud to say we graduated nearly 30% women students in May 2016, compared with the national average of 15.9%. Our efforts are having a positive impact on our community as a whole.
As part of our community building for Women in Computing, we have distributed items with our UR WiC logo to anyone interested. The visibility of fleece jackets, stickers and notepads with the UR WiC logo on campus has raised awareness of the number of women who have already joined our ranks. Our "I look like an engineer" campaign also displayed the many faces of diversity among our population.