Welcome!


We are Women in Computer Science, a student organization at Stanford University open to all students.

Our Mission


We work to promote and support the growing community of women in CS and technology.

Our Goals


Build and strengthen the community of women in CS

Raise awareness of the issues women in the field face

Encourage their educational and professional development

CONNECT WITH US

Subscribe to our main mailing list to stay up to date with WiCS events.

Subscribe to our opportunities mailing list to learn about job postings, scholarships, women in CS events, and more.

Please email us with any questions or comments, or find out how to get involved.

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GET INVOLVED




INDUSTRY


If you are interested in sponsoring WiCS, please e-mail the board and our Industry Relations Coordinator will get in touch with you with more details.

We have a number of ways companies can get involved, including industry panels, our mentorship program, meal-time chats with engineers, and other exciting events. We are always open to suggestions so please feel free to get in touch!

OUR SPONSORS


RESOURCES

GENERAL CAMPUS RESOURCES

Stanford Computer Forum

The department's own recruiting network. Great source of information about companies, salaries, etc.

Stanford Career Development Center

Career fairs, skills assessment, and many other resources for figuring out career choices.


WOMEN-SPECIFIC CAMPUS RESOURCES

Women's Community Center

Events and resources addressing women's issues at Stanford. Mailing list: wcc_announce@lists.stanford.edu


RESOURCES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Society of Women Engineers

The Stanford Society of Women Engineers chapter was founded in 1986 with the following mission:

  • Promote the study of engineering and engineering fundamentals to our local youth through outreach work
  • Provide career and academic development opportunities for our collegiate members
  • Enhance the diversity of the Stanford engineering community

SWE Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 12pm

Girls Teaching Girls to Code

Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a program where Stanford women teach and inspire Bay Area high school girls to explore Computer Science and Engineering. Students learn coding basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field. Contact: jduan1 (at) stanford (dot) edu

Code the Change

Code the Change helps computer scientists use their skills for social change. We believe that social change should be an integral part of computer science culture, and that this is often forgotten in the rush of campus culture. We connect students to nonprofits that need their help, lead code jams for nonprofit work, and maintain a campus community for discussing the social impact of computer science. Contact: Andrew Suciu andrewsuciu (at) gmail (dot) com

she++

she++ is a nonprofit that seeks to dismantle the untrue sterotype that computer science is not a career for women. We work with the technology industry to create a culture that is more appealing to women, and we work with young women across the globe to dismantle harmful perceptions that they cannot succeed in the technology industry. Our outreach includes an annual fellowship for high school students, an ambassador program for college students, and the creation of online videos and campaigns. We are rebranding technology to be less about the stereotypes, and more about the problem-solving, the building, and the impact. By tackling the source of these stereotypes, we hope to create a field where women feel included, respected, and valued. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by Stanford undergraduate students.


RESOURCES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

(For graduate students and postdocs) WISE groups are professionally facilitated weekly meetings on issues relevant to group members, such as interaction with advisors and peers, work-life balance, and career choices.

Women Mechanical Engineers

(Geared towards graduate students but everyone is welcome) The ME women group usually holds a seminar series in the winter quarter with a fairly useful and interesting lineup of speakers.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

(Women Only) Deadline: February The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Anita Borg and her efforts to encourage women to pursue careers in computer science and technology. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award.

Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship

(Women Only) Deadline: October The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during their first year of graduate studies.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program

Deadline: October The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. This program supports men and women in their third and fourth years of PhD graduate studies. To be eligible for this fellowship, you must apply during your second or third year of PhD studies. Fellowships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.


CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

ACM-W Conference Scholarships

Deadline: Rolling ACM-W, with funding from Wipro Technologies, provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. As of 2011, twenty ACM-W/Wipro scholarships will be funded annually: ten scholarships of up to $600 will be awarded for intra-continental conference travel, and ten scholarships of up to $1200 will be awarded for intercontinental conference travel.

N2 Women Student Fellowships

Deadline: Rolling N2 awards partially cover student travel costs to conferences in communications and networking research. In exchange, the student must help organize an N2 Women event at the conference. The benefit of organizing the event is for the student to connect with the conference organizers, who are typically leaders in the research field.

Grace Hopper Scholarship

Deadline: May Grace Hopper Conference scholarships cover a combination of conference registration (which includes most meals), lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds.


SUMMER PROGRAMS

Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE)

Deadline: April The Women’s Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE) is an annual education and outreach program held on the UC Berkeley campus. It brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from all disciplines who are interested in ubiquitous secure technology and the social, political, and economical ramifications that are associated with this technology.

Workshop for Women in Theory

June, Princeton NJ. Deadline: March The Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in the area of theory of computer science. The workshop will feature technical talks and tutorials by senior and junior women in the field, as well as social events and activities.

Workshop for Women in Machine Learning

December, Co-located with NIPS conference. Deadline: September This day-long workshop gives female faculty, research scientists, and graduate students in the machine learning community an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Underrepresented minorities and undergraduates interested in machine learning research are encouraged to attend.

Future Science Leaders Workshop

September, Oxford University The Future Science Leaders program is led by Katherine Blumdell, Oxford University, for early-career women researchers in physics, math, and computer-science fields. The objective is to explore challenges that scientists face today, techniques for scientists to succeed in research, and to educate today’s and tomorrow’s scientists.


2018-19 LEADERSHIP


Our leadership team works together to put on the best events for the Stanford community.



Lauren Zhu

LAUREN ZHU

Co-President

Makena Low

MAKENA LOW

Co-President

Paulina Anzaldo

PAULINA ANZALDO

Finance Chair

Neehar Banerjee

NEEHAR BANERJEE

Frosh Intern Co-Chair

Stephanie Campa

STEPHANIE CAMPA

Frosh Intern Co-Chair

Madeleine Yip

MADELEINE YIP

Industry Events Co-Chair

Isabelle Zhou

ISABELLE ZHOU

Industry Events Co-Chair

Swetha Revanur

SWETHA REVANUR

Professional Development Co-Chair

Chloe Barreau

CHLOE BARREAU

Professional Development Co-Chair

Victoria Yuan

VICTORIA YUAN

Outreach Co-Chair

Amrita Venkatraman

AMRITA VENKATRAMAN

Outreach Co-Chair

Sahar Markovich

SAHAR MARKOVICH

Hackoverflow Co-Chair

Peggy Wang

PEGGY WANG

Hackoverflow Co-Chair

Jenny Zhi

JENNY ZHI

Marketing Co-Chair

Kasey Luo

KASEY LUO

Marketing Co-Chair

Ella Hofmann-Coyle

ELLA HOFFMAN-COYLE

Community Co-Chair

Megumi Sano

MEGUMI SANO

Community Co-Chair

Nidhi Manoj

NIDHI MANOJ

Innovation Fellowship Co-Chair

Anna Boonyanit

ANNA BOONYANIT

Innovation Fellowship Co-Chair

Parastoo Abtahi

PARASTOO ABTAHI

Graduate Community Chair

Indira Puri

INDIRA PURI

Graduate Community Chair

Industry Events

Coco Sun, Annie Chen, Eghosa Amadin, Anvita Gupta

Professional Development

Megha Srivastava, Rachel Gardner, Gina Valderrama, Valerie Ding

Outreach

Grace Kim, Maggie Davis, Juliet Okawara, Lucia Zheng

HackOverflow

Julia Thompson, Gianna Chen, Shana Hadi, Alice Yang

Marketing

Esther Kim, Daniela Gonzalez, Michelle Ng, Cynthia Liang

Community

Gracie Young, Amanda Jacquez, Kaylie Zhu

Innovation Fellowship

Tatiana Wu, Misbah Surani, Meera Srinivasan, Nitya Mani

CONTACT US



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