UVA Women in Computing Sciences
 
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Our Mission:

Empower.

A club that supports, celebrates, and encourages 
the growing community of women in computing.
 

 
 
 
Our Mission

Our Mission

Women in Computing Sciences (WiCS) supports, celebrates, and encourages the growing community of women in computing. We aim to raise awareness of issues faced by women in technology, in addition to inspiring women to explore educational and professional opportunities in the field through mentorship and service.

 
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More About Us

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WICS IS A CHAPTER OF ACM-W

ACM-W provides opportunities like scholarships to research, conferences, etc. We follow the ACM-W guidelines and add our own twist.

 
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WHY COMPUTING SCIENCES?

WiCS isn’t limited to computer science. We also cover computer engineer, data science, cognitive science, and more.

 
 
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WHO CAN JOIN?

WiCS is open to any member of the University of Virginia, gender-aside! We have general body meetings, open exec meetings, mentorship opportunities, and great career networking.

 
 

Our Programs

 
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HACKATHONS

Hackathons are a great place to learn new skills and work on really cool projects- even if you don’t have any experience! WICS organizes members to go to external hackathons, and we have our own annual hackathon in the spring. Companies can contribute to our hackathon by: sponsoring prizes, leading workshops, and/or providing food.

INDUSTRY EVENTS

Industry events offer WiCS members the opportunity to learn about job and internship opportunities and to network with our industry partners. These events can help members learn about different companies and job positions within tech. We're always looking for new companies to partner with and learn from!

Email Pooja (pk4bq@virginia.edu) or Nawar (ntw6rk@virginia.edu) to partner or host an event with us!

 

HIGH SCHOOL MENTORSHIP

One of our main goals is to address the declining number of girls in STEM fields. This  year, WICS is partnering with Boolean Girl in sending volunteers to Meriwether Lewis Elementary School to inspire a love of computer science and STEM for elementary school-aged girls using Scratch.
 

PROFESSOR DINNER SERIES

Once a month, we host a professor for our professor dinner series. WiCS members invite one professor to have dinner with 10-12 of us. These dinners help us learn more about our professors and strengthen relationships with them.

 
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Check out our Events page to see what events we have coming up!

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Meet the Team

Sandy Gould    President| 4th year |  sjg5rv@virginia.edu

Sandy Gould

President| 4th year | sjg5rv@virginia.edu

Cam Lloyd    Vice President | 4th year |  cvl8ec@virginia.edu

Cam Lloyd

Vice President | 4th year | cvl8ec@virginia.edu

Jess Wang    Outreach | 2nd year |  jbw5ze@virginia.edu

Jess Wang

Outreach | 2nd year | jbw5ze@virginia.edu

Viviana Rosas   Treasurer | 3rd year | vr2vd@virginia.edu

Viviana Rosas

Treasurer | 3rd year | vr2vd@virginia.edu

Rodas Addis   Cville Mentorship | 2nd year | rha6aq@virginia.edu

Rodas Addis

Cville Mentorship | 2nd year | rha6aq@virginia.edu

Madi Flynn   UVA Mentorship | 3rd year | mrf7pc@virginia.edu

Madi Flynn

UVA Mentorship | 3rd year | mrf7pc@virginia.edu

Helen Lin   Marketing | 4th year | hl5ec@virginia.edu

Helen Lin

Marketing | 4th year | hl5ec@virginia.edu

Nawar Wali   Industry Relations | 3rd year | ntw6rk@virginia.edu

Nawar Wali

Industry Relations | 3rd year | ntw6rk@virginia.edu

Pooja Kaji   Industry Relations | 2nd year | pk4bq@virginia.edu

Pooja Kaji

Industry Relations | 2nd year | pk4bq@virginia.edu

Gabby DeFilippo   Hackathon | 3rd year | gd3kj@virginia.edu

Gabby DeFilippo

Hackathon | 3rd year | gd3kj@virginia.edu

Emily Zou   Hackathon | 4th year | ez6ah@virginia.edu

Emily Zou

Hackathon | 4th year | ez6ah@virginia.edu

Stephanie Morton  Hackathon | 2nd year | snm2et@virginia.edu

Stephanie Morton

Hackathon | 2nd year | snm2et@virginia.edu

Contact Us

If you have any questions or feedback please email Cam (cvl8ec@virginia.edu) or Sandy (sjg5rv@virginia.edu). If you are a company looking to host an event or partner with us, email Pooja (pk4bq@virginia.edu) or Nawar (ntw6rk@virginia.edu), and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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