Knox’s new Women in Computer Science (WiCS) club was recently recognized as an official student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W). The ACM-W is an international organization affiliated with the ACM. The ACM-W mission “supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women“.
WiCS’s goal is to provide education, networking, support, and resources for women and girls considering careers in a computing field. As an ACM-W student chapter, club members will benefit from additional educational opportunities, a cadre of club activity ideas, resources for speakers, potential scholarships to attend conferences and potential seed money to fund club activities.
The executive board members are Michelle Dudley (President), Sierra Syverud (Vice President) and Nhi Cung (Treasurer). Monica McGill (Computer Science) serves as the club’s faculty advisor.