We are Women in Computer Science, a student organization at Stanford University open to all students.
We work to promote and support the growing community of women in CS and technology.
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
There are many ways to get involved with WiCS, and all of our events are open to everyone.
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!
The department's own recruiting network. Great source of information about companies, salaries, etc.
Career fairs, skills assessment, and many other resources for figuring out career choices.
Events and resources addressing women's issues at Stanford. Mailing list: email@example.com
The Stanford Society of Women Engineers chapter was founded in 1986 with the following mission:
SWE Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 12pm
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 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++ 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.
(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.
(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.
Deadline: May The Summer Session Grant (SSG) provides funding for undergraduate students, especially diversity students, who are majoring in Engineering or who plan to declare Engineering as their major. Students are selected according to their academic need and potential for achievement reflected in their application proposal. Selected students receive $100 to $3,000 in grants.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline: May Grace Hopper Conference scholarships cover a combination of conference registration (which includes most meals), lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds.
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.
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.
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.
September, Oxford/Cambridge 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.
Our leadership team works together to put on the best events for the Stanford community.