Western Washington University
Association for Women in Computing

Our Mission

To build an empowering environment for women in Computer Science by providing opportunities for:

Outreach

Leadership

Mentoring

Professional Networking

NCWIT

The National Center for Women & Information Technology has selected Western Washington University's Association for Women in Computing to receive the NCWIT Student Seed Fund gift sponsored by Symantec!

Thanks to NCWIT and Symantec, the Outreach Team will have funds for LittleBits for future outreach activities and programs!

WWU is an Academic Alliance Member of the NCWIT.

LittleBits

Robots created by 5th graders using LittleBits

Outreach

Get involved in our local computer science community!

Outreach Opportunities

Get involved

Outreach Team

Get to know us

Events

Stay tuned to hear more!

Picture taken at Mix It Up Fall 2014

Previous Activities

Check out our past events

Picture taken at the Ropes Course 2014

View our Calendar

Check back for new events!

Sisters Program

To build camaraderie amongst women in the computer science department. To provide upper division women ("big sisters") with leadership experience and provide lower division women("little sisters") with better access to resources they need to succeed in the program.

Brother matching also possible.

  • Big Sister Responsibilities

    Big sisters will meet with little sisters for a minimum of 10 minutes per week for an in person conversation. Attend occasional sisters gatherings. This program is not designed to provide help with homework (homework help is provided through the mentors program).

  • FAQ

    Why should I be a big sister?

    Everybody needs leadership skills. Being a big sister will give you the opportunity to work with and guide lower-division students through the hurdles that you have successfully managed. Do you remember being a first year student wishing you had someone to talk to? This is your chance to make a difference!

  • Why should I be a little sister?

    The CS program is very challenging. Your big sister can help guide you through the hurdles. People who have been through the program already are your greatest asset.

  • Who can be a big sister?

    Any female CS student who has been at WWU for at least a year and has taken a 300 level class.

  • Become
    A
    Sister!

Our Amazing Team

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Alyssa Pavao

President

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Rimika Majumdar

Vice President

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Andrea Frost

Director of Leadership Development

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Ella Ordona

Event Coordinator

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Ellyn Ayton

Sisters Program Coordinator

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Franchine Ninh

Historian

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David Shorten

AWC/ACM Liaison

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Robin Cosbey

AWC/ACM Mentors Liaison

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Zellie Macabata

Social Media Manager

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Perry Fizzano

Club Advisor

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Sherman

CS Support Dog

Poster Team

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Maxwell Prendergast

Poster Design Team Coordinator

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Virginia Reinauer

Poster Design Team

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Sara Johnson

Poster Design Team

Outreach Team

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Aran Clauson

Outreach Team Advisor

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Gracie Ermi

Outreach Team Coordinator

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Michael Hennings

Outreach Team

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Doyin Oketola

Outreach Team

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Ellyn Ayton

Outreach Team

Inreach Team

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Kimmy Taft

Inreach Team Coordinator

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Robyn Ijima

Inreach Team Coordinator

Web Team

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Audra Linsenmayer

Web Team Coordinator

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Drew Langlow

Web Team

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Rebecca Hsieh

Web Team