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!


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


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.

Lauren Allswede


Sarah Fillwock

Vice President

Nayana Kodur


Erin O'Hara


Harshita Das


Camille Emig

Corporate Relations

Savanna Pinkoski


Meenu Sundararaju

Lean In Chair

Sasha Morford

Social Event Planner

Sarah Johanknecht

Outreach Coordinator

Upcoming Events


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