What is Women in Computing?

Michigan State University Women in Computing (MSU WIC) is an organization of students and faculty (both men and women) who work to recruit, support, and retain women in computing fields. If you are interested in computing, we would love to see you at our next meeting! We host many events during the semester including tech talks from visiting companies, Lean In Circles, Girl Scout workshops, web development workshops, social events, and more. Check out our calendar and events below to keep up to date or like us on Facebook by searching MSU WIC.

Get involved

WIC's general meetings and Lean In Circles take place nearly every Tuesday from 6pm-7pm in 2243 Engineering Building. Whether you are a freshman or senior, we would love to see you at our meetings. WIC also hosts a number of social events every semester, so watch out for special announcements regarding those events!

Outreach

WIC members participate in a number of outreach programs such as organizing after school STEM clubs at local high schools and technology workshops. WIC members also participate in outreach initiatives hosted by MSU's College of Engineering. We hope that these outreach activities have impacted our local community by increasing interest in computing among girls and also increasing their confidence in their ability to learn. If you would like to get involved in any of WIC's outreach programs, please contact wic-outreach@cse.msu.edu.

Women in Computing Board

2016-2017

If you'd like to reach out to us for any reason, you can email our president, vice-president, treasurer, outreach chair, or corporate relations chair. To reach WIC's advisors, send an email to msuwic@cse.msu.edu.

Paige Henderson

President

Courtney Irwin

Vice President

Jillian Co

Treasurer

Sarah Fillwock

Secretary

Halle Dymowski

Outreach

Lauren Allswede

Corporate Relations

Nico Vergara

Webmaster

Meenu Sundararaju

Community Relations

Nayana Kodur

Lean In Chair

Savanna Pinkoski

Social Event Planner

Harshita Das

Outreach Coordinator

Upcoming Events

A Day In The Life at Ford

March 28 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

2243 Engineering Building

This next Tuesday, three Ford IT professionals will be here to give a flavor of what it's like to work at Ford, covering three different sectors of IT at Ford - Infrastructure Programs, Enterprise and Emerging IT space, and their Agile Center of Excellence. Information will also be given about Ford's exceptional IT rotational program for new graduates.

Food will be provided.

Lean In Circle!

March 21 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

2243 Engineering Building

Lean In Circles are small group meetings to share advice and discuss experiences about school, work, and other life events in a supportive, confidential environment.

This month's meeting will reflect on Chapter 11 of Lean In and we will be discussing how we can work together towards equality.

Food will be provided!

WIC E-Board Elections

March 14 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

2243 Engineering Building

Come out to the E-Board Elections meeting in order to hear short campaign speeches from the candidates and to ask them any questions you may have! This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your fellow WIC members running for office since voting will open on D2L after this meeting.

If you are running for a position on e-board, you must attend this meeting in order to give a brief election speech.

Calendar

WIC Extra Mile Leadership Award

The WIC Extra Mile Leadership Award is given each year to a member of the WIC Executive Board whose outstanding leadership in the last year has contributed towards improving the club. The WIC President and WIC Vice President nominate an awardee, who must be approved by the WIC Advisors. The WIC President, WIC Vice President, previous EMLA recipients, and students who could graduate in the current academic year are ineligible. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding leaders and encourage them to run for other leadership positions in the coming years.

Past Winners

2010 - Meghan McNeil

2011 - Cassi Miller and Kathryn Bonnen

2012 - Mairin Chesney

2013 - Chelsea Carr and Kaitlin Davis

2014 - Ashlee Deline

2015 - Neha Gupta

2016 - Courtney Irwin

2017 - Lauren Allswede

Corporate Sponsors

Become a Sponsor

Interested in giving tech talks, marketing your company, or helping students attend conferences? Consider becoming a corporate sponsor of WIC! For more information about sponsorship, contact wic-treasurer@cse.msu.edu.

Affiliated Organizations