NYU's Courant's Women in Computing (WinC)
Welcome to Spring 2014 semester! We have a lot of great events planned for the semester, come and learn about our new exciting events such as the High School Outreach event, Recruiting events, and Demo Days! Check the events page for updated information. Unless otherwise noted, WinC events are open to students of all genders and fields of study who support women in computing and technology fields.
Join and become active in WinC:
There are many wonderful benefits of getting involved in WinC. This is an opportunity to get to know your fellow students, CS faculty and meet with professionals from Google, IBM, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and many other companies. You will learn about scholarships, internships, fulltime jobs, ideas for research and also CS conferences. You will acquire leadership skills and you will also work closely with NYU faculty and professionals from amazing companies. Also, let us know if you would be in interested in becoming an officer for WinC (Email us at wincinfo[at]cs.nyu.edu). So, get involved today!
Please sign up for our mailing list for future announcements as they will no longer be sent to this one: mailing list: http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/winc
Join WinC by signing our emailing list and our facebook page.
Spring 2014 Events:
1) 3D printing workshop with Two Sigma
Time: April 10th, from 5:30 to 7:30
Location: WWH room 201
2) Coffee Hour with WinC Officers:
Time: April 7th, from 5 to 6
Location: WWH 419
3) WinC "Field Trip" to Google (yes, Google): March 28th
WinC members will visit Google's office in NYC for a tour, lunch, and a talk. This event fills quickly, so register early.
4) WinC's general meeting (TBA) :Join us for our monthly meeting and meet your fellow WinC members and CS students (all levels), get the scoop on upcoming events, play games, and share your ideas!! We have pizza and refreshments, and come and help us program our Robot and learn about our new exciting events such as the High School Outreach event, Google visit, Learn how to get an internships, jobs, and how to obtain a scholorship for the Grace Hopper conference (in order to attend conference for free). Come out and have fun! We hope to see you there and hear your ideas!
* NYU students of all genders and fields of study are welcome to attend (non-women are welcome too!).
Click here to see more information about WinC Events.
NYU's Courant's Women in Computing (WinC) was founded in October 2005 and is sponsored by the Computer Science Department at New York University. WinC has worked with companies such as IBM, Google, Morgan Stanley and Microsoft to organize recruiting and internship events, academic panels, technical workshops, company visits, programming contests, and scholarships to support
members. WinC's main mission is to support women interested in computers and technology by providing an environment to encourage them and activities to inspire them.
All University students, faculty, staff and alumni who are interested in technology are welcome to join WinC, regardless of gender or field of study. Individuals from the surrounding community and those from companies that are interested in sponsoring WinC's activities are also welcome.
To support women interested in computers and technology by providing an environment to encourage them and activities to inspire them.
- Professor Sana Odeh and the Computer Science Department has sponsored 10 female computer science students to attend the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) every year. These students came from NYU's undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.
- Professor Sana Odeh, the faculty advisor for WinC receives an award from Google and will be using the award money to send female CS students to conferences this year: "We at Google believe strongly in your mission and the impact you are having. We wanted to thank you for the amazing work you've done to make a real difference in the lives of so many. In recognition of that work and to support your continued success."
- Check out the Fall 2011 newsletter! newsletter (fall 2011). This issue includes pictures, a recap of past events, scholarship information, and upcoming events.
- WinC is honored to receive the Google Rise Award for 2010 and 2009
- WinC was Awarded the 2008 & 2009 NYU's Presidential Service Award for “extraordinary and positive impact on the New York University Community.”
- Check our Funding and Scholarships page for scholarships for which you may be eligible. Information is added as we receive it.
- Join WinC by signing our emailing list and also our facebook page.
Bloomberg reporting on trend of women entering start-ups but still too few in the computing field. "Women in technology say they have plenty of opportunities to start Web-based companies and raise capital, though there are still too few of them studying computer science and taking engineering roles." Let's work to change that!
Great Article in the NY Times about Maria Klawe, the president of Harvey Mudd College, and how she increased women enrollment in CS from single digits to 40 % in just a few years.
Why Women Make Excellent Entrepreneurs in the Digital Age
TRUTH: Women-Led Startups Have Fewer Failures
WinC is pleased to publish the recent issue of it's newsletter: , Fall 2010 Newsletter, Spring 2009 Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2008 Newsletter. This issue includes pictures, a recap of past events, scholarship information, and upcoming events.
WinC is honored to receive the Google Rise Award 2010 and 2009
WinC was Awarded the 2008 & 2009 NYU's Presidential Service Award for “extraordinary and positive impact on the New York University Community.”
WinC has been featured in the Spring 2009 issue of NYU Alumni News newsletter.
December 12, 2008 - WinC is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural newsletter (5MB). One issue will be published each semester and will include pictures, a recap of past events, scholarship information, and upcoming events.
December 11, 2008 - WinC was featured in Courant's Fall/Winter 2008 Newsletter (p. 2) for receiving a 2008 Presidential Service Award.
November 15, 2008 - Read "What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?" in today's New York Times.
October 15, 2008 - Read about "The New Valley Girls" in Fortune magazine. Then check out who made Fortune's list of "50 Most Powerful Women in Business".
June 17, 2008 - The WinC/Princeton tech outreach event for high school girls was covered on page 5 of NYU Today (html version).
WinC has been featured in the Fall 2007 issue of NYU Alumni News newsletter.
From abcnews.com: Granny Hackers Make History - (Dec. 4, 2007) During World War II the Army ran out of male mathematicians and turned to six women to program the world's first computer - ENIAC. Historian Kathy Kleiman has recorded oral histories of these women - now in their 80s - in her upcoming documentary film, "Invisible Computers."
-- Aside: The formal title of the article is "First Computer Programmers Inspire Documentary", and the subtitle is, "Decline in Numbers of Women in Computer Science Threatens U.S. Competitiveness, Say Experts" (WinC's italics).
From nytimes.com: A Professor�s Farewell Sparks a Media Frenzy - (November 16, 2007) In September Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, gave his last lecture, telling the audience that he would soon die of pancreatic cancer. But those may not be his last public words after all. [The article includes an embedded link to Professor Pausch's famous last lecture.]
-- Aside: Professor Pausch is the creator of Alice, "an educational programming language designed to appeal to specific subpopulations not normally exposed to computer programming, such as middle school girls, by encouraging storytelling through a simple drag-and-drop interface." (Source: Wikipedia) .
WinC's visit to the IBM Watson Research Center on Friday, March 30, 2007, was covered in the Spring/Summer 2007 issue of the Courant Newsletter (p. 5).
Read New York Times article related to women in computing, 4/17/07:
Computer Science Takes Steps to Bring Women to the Fold
Danielle Dyer wrote an article for the NYU's Washington Square News: "Technology mostly a man's world".
Take a look at the WinC pamphlet.