Welcome to

Association of Women in Computing

We are a Penn State student club that supports women in technology majors. Join AWC today!

OUR MISSION 

To attract and retain more women in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering majors by providing an open, safe environment of female peers and a place where women can freely ask questions and learn more about their field. We promote the advancement of women in the technical fields and provide networking opportunities for all of our members.

 

Social

College is much easier when you have a support system. AWC is all about making a great group of friends!

Mentorship

AWC is committed to paying it forward. Mentors are women in EECS/IST majors who underclassmen can look up to and ask for advice. They are experts who were in your shoes!

Outreach

Through Girls Who Codeour members help 6–12th grade female students explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. We also take part in community outreach.

Tutoring

AWC offers tutoring for women, by women. Our members volunteer their time to retain women pursuing EECS majors.

Networking

We offer unique corporate networking and recruiting events. We also provide opportunities for professional development and career planning.

Tech Workshops

We host Tech Talks and workshops for our members to learn about technology outside of the classroom.

These are The Facts.

Special thanks to the CSE Department for their continued dedication to diversity. There is strength in numbers and efforts are being made to improve them. The following statistics show what percent of students in the School of EECS at Pennsylvania State University are female (as of Fall 2019).

 

Engineering majors

Computer Science

Computer Engineering

Data Science

Electrical Engineering

Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. AWC offers sponsorship to members each year based on level of involvement and commitment in the club. We were able to send 16 women to GHC 2019. In 2020, we hope to send even more and one of them could be you! 

Our Members

Our current membership consists of about 60 women with 45 active members. We hope to recruit more Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering majors.

If you are interested in our resume book or hosting an event with our members on campus, contact us!

  • Computer Science – 70%
  • Information Sciences & Technology – 15%
  • Computer Engineering – 10%
  • Electrical Engineering – 5%

Meet the Leadership Team

2019-2020 AWC Leadership Team

President

Jenny | Computer Science, psu.awc.president@gmail.com

Secretary

Andrea | Computer Science, psu.awc.secretary@gmail.com

Director of Girls Who Code

Marissa | Computer Science, psu.awc.girlswhocode@gmail.com

Director of Student Relations

Miranda | Cyber Security, psu.awc.studentrelations@gmail.com

Vice President

Ashley | Computer Science, psu.awc.vicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer

Dovile | Computer Engineering, psu.awc.treasurer@gmail.com

Director of Outreach

Kaitlyn | Information Systems Technology, psu.awc.outreach@gmail.com

Director of Technology

Kanika | Computer Science, psu.awc.technology@gmail.com