Welcome to Spring 2013 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.
Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) 2013 is taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Click here for more information on ways to submit your own projects to the conference, apply for scholarhips, and fill out an application!
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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. So, get involved today!
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Upcoming Events Spring 2013 :
1) Women Charting Technical Career Paths
Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Location: The Apple Soho Store @ 103 Prince St New York, NY 10012
Summary: Join Courant's Women in Computing (WinC) at the Apple Store in Soho on Thursday, March 14th for an inspiring talk by women who have charted their own technical career paths in their fields. Project showcase and discussion panel guests include Jocelyn Schulz, a student researcher at NYU WIRELESS, Miria Grunick, Principal Software Engineer at Mapquest, and Mary Fernandez, Assistant VP of Information and Software Systems Research at AT&T Labs. Moderated by the President of Women in Computing, Nicole Lee, we'll discuss the range of technical fields, the steps to building a career, and the rewards and challenges of a profession in technology.
Panelists: Jocelyn Schulz, Miria Grunick, Mary Fernandez
- Jocelyn Schulz is a Sophomore at New York University studying Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Last summer she interned at Google in Mountain View, California. She is currently a student researcher at NYU WIRELESS and has recently been honored with the Turing Fellowship Award.
- Miria Grunick is a Principal Software Engineer at MapQuest where she works on geo-spatial search. She has been writing software professionally since 2005. In her spare time, she can be found hacking away at NYC Resistor. She has a B.S in Computer Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a M.S in Computer Science at New York University. Her interests include search technology, natural language processing, kittens, microcontrollers and interactive computing with sensors.
- Mary Fernandez is an Assistant Vice President, Information and Software Systems Research at AT&T Labs. She supports more than fifty Ph.D.-level scientists whose research advances the systems that support AT&Tís communications infrastructure and services. Her organization focuses on the management and visualization of massive-scale data, cloud-computing infrastructure for applications that require quality-of-service guarantees, and pervasive communications environments. Day to day, her role is to drive technological innovation by connecting researchers in her organization with technical and business partners who together advance AT&Tís products and services for consumer, enterprise, and government customers. Mary is an active volunteer and leader in local and national organizations whose missions are to advance computing research and to increase the representation of women and under-represented minorities in STEM professions. She is Chair, Board of Directors, MentorNet (mentornet.org), on the Board of Directors, Computing Research Association (cra.org), and a STEM Role Model, HISPA Hispanics Inspiring Studentsí Performance and Achievement (hispa.org). Mary and her husband have two teenage daughters, who do their best to keep her up to date on both fashion and technology trends.
2)New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference -
Sponsored by WinC, Courant and GWISE, Princeton. You can find more information about last year's conference
Time: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 8am – 4pm
Place: NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavillion
Click here to see more information about WinC Events.
- Professor Sana Odeh and the Computer Science Department has sponsored 10 female computer science students to attend the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. 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.
- A Room of WinC's Own: We are pleased to announce that the CS department has given WinC its own office in Courant, room 419. The dedicated space will help us develop great events and be a resource for all our members. Thanks, CS department!
- Old News
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.
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 Professorís 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.