Women in Computer Science (WICS) is dedicated to promoting women who are interested in studying computer science and who seek to pursue careers in computing. Specifically, the mandate of the committee is:
- To build an environment in the School of Computer Science where women are supported in their work and studies.
- To ensure that young women entering university see computer science as an option.
- To connect to outside organizations and events for women in computer science.
Check out our 2017-2018 activities!
- (July) Waterloo Meet-up for incoming women in CS (sponsored by Microsoft and Dropbox)
- (September 10) Orientation for incoming women in CS (sponsored by Microsoft and Dropbox)
- (Ongoing) Big CSters mentorship
- (Ongoing) WiCS Circles
- (Ongoing) Technical Interview Workshop
- (October 4-6) Grace Hopper Celebration (sponsored by MEF)
- Sexism Response Workshop
Scholarships and bursaries
Check out the growing list of scholarships and bursaries that are aimed specifically at women who are studying computer science.
WiCS Undergrad Committee
WiCS has a very active undergrad committee that runs a number of events throughout the year, including the Big CSters Mentoring program, technical workshops, a speaker series, and panels and discussions about diversity in computer science and STEM.
Join our mailing list to find out what's happening throughout the year and how you can participate in our monthly meetings. Sign up.
With thanks and gratitude to our sponsors and funding agencies.
Platinum-level sponsorship — $25,000
Contributions from the Mathematics Endowment Fund provide 20% of the funding needed to send students to the 2017 Grace Hopper Conference.