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The field of computing is redefining our world in real-time, but it is also one in which women have historically been underrepresented. CSE strives to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.
As enrollments in computer science at Michigan have risen in recent years, we have seen a growing improvement in our institution's percentage of female CS students. This is true for students who have declared in CS through the College of Engineering, and for students who have declared in CS through the College of LSA.
gEECS (Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
The student-run organization is dedicated to encouraging the professional, academic, and social development of women in technology-related fields of study. The organization reaches out to women ranging from middle school girls to graduate students to promote the education and success of technologically inclined women. gEECs organizes a variety of events, so please check their website for updates.
ECSEL (Ensemble of CSE Ladies)
This is a group to support graduate women students in CSE at the University of Michigan. ECSEL aims to foster a sense of community among graduate women, support members' academic and career development, help incoming graduate students adapt and thrive in CSE, and generally enable a great graduate experience for their members. They hold get-togethers, study sessions, talks, workshops, and other events.
Forty years after her paradigm-shifting work in microchip design and education, Lynn Conway will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Winter Commencement 2018 on the University of Michigans Ann Arbor campus. [Full Story]
Related Topics: Computer-Aided Design & VLSI Conway, Lynn Women in Computing
8 women in CSE stood among nearly 20,000 at this years Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the worlds largest gathering of women technologists, which is offered by AnitaB.org and the Association for Computing Machinery. Grads and undergrads traveled to the conference for career opportunities and presentations by women who hold lead positions across academia and industry. [Full Story]
Related Topics: Diversity and Outreach Graduate Students Undergraduate Students Women in Computing
Content analysis of large collections of text is often a useful first step in understanding what people are talking or writing about. PhD student Steve Wilson, Prof. Rada Mihalcea, and Master student Yiting Shen have proposed a new method of performing these analyses in their paper, Building and Validating Hierarchical Lexicons with a Case Study on Personal Values. The researchers earned a Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) for their work. [Full Story]
Related Topics: Graduate Students Lab-Artificial Intelligence Language and Text Processing Mihalcea, Rada Women in Computing
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