Resources

Relevant Organizations

Organizations are a great way to build community and gain professional development. Many organizations offer scholarships, conferences, and additional resources to help women succeed professionally. 

UMD Student Organizations

Partners in Promoting Diversity in Computing

NCWIT - National Center for Women in Technology

WIT - Women in Technology

WSC - Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Sonya Kovalevsky Day

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland STEM 

Cornerstone  - Technology Training for Immigrant Women

Additional DC based organizations are listed in this collection by WomenWhoTech

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Computing Machinary- Women (ACM-W)

    ACM-W is the ACM committee on Women in Computing. It celebrates, informs and supports women in computing, and works with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policymakers to improve working and learning environments for women.

  • Anita Borg Institute

    Through our work every day, the Anita Borg Institute seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women."

  • AWIS

    AWIS is the Association for Women in Science. They are a non-profit association which works to promote women's activities in all scientific fields, from mentoring to scholarships to job listings."

  • CRA-W

    The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels."

  • EdTechWomen

    EdTechWomen is a network of educators, technologists, and business experts focused on leadership development for women in education technology. Its mission is to create an inclusive community of women and their supporters from all aspects of the education technology industry in order to build and enhance the leadership capacity of women.

  • IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

    WIE mission: Inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide. WIE vision: A vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow."

  • National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT)

    NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing support, evidence, and action. NCWIT is the only national organization focused on women's participation in computing across the entire ecosystem: K-12 through college education, and academic to corporate and entrepreneurial careers.

  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

    SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more."

  • Women’s Coding Collective (WCC)

     WCC is a web development community with a mission to narrow the gender gap in technology. The community cultivates environments where women can learn, build and code together.

  • Women in Technology International (WITI)

    WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.

Topics for Women in Computing

Below are resources and hot topics to encourage discussion and further support women in computing. 

    Mentoring

    • Women 2.0- A Look Back at Mentoring- a collection of mentoring articles and best practices
    • NCWIT- What makes electronic mentoring effective?- a review and case study of how and why to use electronic mentoring
    • MentorNet- the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups.
    • Systers- a technical forum by the Anita Borg Institute( ABI) used to build community across all women in computing. 
    • ABI Curriculum Series- explore modules in these series to grow professionally as a women in computing

    Imposter Syndrome

    Workplace Culture

    Building the Pipeline

    • Engage CSEdu- NCWIT's effective ways to teach computer science
    • CSMatters- initiative to develop computer science curriculum and train teachers
    • CS for All- initiative of the White House to encourage all students to explore computer science

    Facts and Figures on Women in Computing

    Female Faculty in Computing at UMD

    UMD is proud to support female faculty in computing. Faculty represented here come from a variety of displines including Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Studies. Female faculty and graduate students often meet and collaborate through the group CS Women. 

    Female faculty listed below represents faculty at the University of Maryland Computing from the Department of Computer Science, UMIACS, Computer Engineering, and the ISchool.

     

    Dr. Jan Plane (CMSC & UMIACS)
    Director, Center for Women in Computing
    Associate Director of ACES
    Principal Lecturer
    jplane@cs.umd.edu https://www.cs.umd.edu/~jplane

    Dr. Marine Carpuat (CMSC & UMIACS)
    Assistant Professor, Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
    marine@cs.umd.edu
    http://www.cs.umd.edu/~marine

    Dr. Michelle Hugue (CMSC)
    Lecturer
    meesh@cs.umd.edu
    http://www.cs.umd.edu/~meesh/

    Dr. Michelle Mazurek (CMSC & UMIACS)
    Assistant Professor
    mmazurek@cs.umd.edu
    http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~mmazurek/

    Dr. Bonnie Dorr (CMSC & UMIACS)
    Professor Emerita
    bonnie@cs.umd.edu
    http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~bonnie/

    Dr. Dianne O’Leary (CMSC & UMIACS)
    Professor Emerita
    Distinguished University Professor
    oleary@cs.umd.edu
    http://www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/

    Dr. Marshini Chetty (iSchool & UMIACS)
    Assistant Professor
    marshini@umd.edu http://marshini.net

    Dr. Dana Dachman-Soled (UMIACS)
    Assistant Professor
    danadach@ece.umd.edu
    http://www.ece.umd.edu/~danadach/

    Dr. Rita Colwell (UMIACS)
    Distinguished University Professor
    rcolwell@umd.edu
    http://cbmg.umd.edu/faculty/ritacolwell

    Dr. Marie desJardins (UMIACS)
    Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
    mariedj@umbc.edu
    http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~mariedj/

    Dr. Allison Druin (iSchool & UMIACS)
    Professor Human-Computer Interaction Lab
    allisond@umiacs.umd.edu
    http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~allisond/

    Dr. Naomi Feldman (UMIACS)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
    nhf@umd.edu
    http://ling.umd.edu/~nhf/

    Dr. Cornelia Fermüller (UMIACS)
    Associate Research Scientist, CfAR & CVL
    fer@cfar.umd.edu
    http://www.cfar.umd.edu/~fer/

    Dr. Leah Findlater (iSchool, UMIACS, & CMSC)
    Assistant Professor, iSchool
    Affiliate Professor, CMSC
    leahkf@umd.edu
    http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~leahkf/

    Dr. Catherine Plaisant (UMIACS)
    Senior Research Assistant, UMIACS
    Associate Director, HCIL
    plaisant@cs.umd.edu
    http://hcil.umd.edu/catherine-plaisant/

    Dr. Louiqa Raschid (UMIACS)
    Professor, Smith School of Business
    louiqa@umiacs.umd.edu
    http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~louiqa/

    Dr. Min Wu (UMIACS)
    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    minwu@umd.edu
    http://www.ece.umd.edu/~minwu/

    Dr. Vanessa Frias-Martinez (iSchool)
    Assistant Professor
    vfrias@umd.edu
    http://www.vanessafriasmartinez.org

    Dr. Jennifer Goldbeck (iSchool)
    Associate Professor
    jgolbeck@umd.edu
    http://www.cs.umd.edu/~golbeck

    Dr. Kari Kraus (iSchool)
    Associate Professor
    kkraus@umd.edu
    http://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/kari-kraus

    Dr. Katy Newton Lawley (iSchool)
    Lecturer
    Doctoral Program Coordinator
    katyn@umd.edu
    http://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/katy-newton-lawley

    Dr. Jennifer J. Preece (iSchool)
    Professor
    Dean Emerita
    preece@umd.edu
    http://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/jennifer-j-preece

    Dr. Jessica Vitak (iSchool)
    Assistant Professor
    jvitak@umd.edu
    http://jessicavitak.com https://umdprivacy.wordpress.com

     

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Name Organization Datesort descending Notes
    ACM-W Scholarships ACM-W N/A
    SMART scholarship Department of Defense N/A
    Scholarships SAE International N/A geared toward engineering students
    Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: USA Google N/A
    AAUW Scholarships AAUW N/A
    STEM majors scholarship AFCEA N/A
    Technical Minority Scholarships Xerox N/A geared toward minority students
    CRA-W Scholarships CRA-W N/A
    Women in Technology Scholarship Palantir August 19, 2016

    Conferences, Events & Workshops

    Name Organization Datesort descending Notes
    Grad Cohort Workshop N/A
    Code(HER) Conference N/A Occurs each Fall
    WonderWomeninTech N/A Multiple Dates throughout 2017
    Technica N/A All-ladies hack-a-thon at UMD that occurs each Fall
    CRA Acadamic Careers Workshops July 13, 2016
    PearlHacks February 11, 2017 to February 12, 2017
    Women in Technology Summit June 11, 2017 to June 13, 2017
    Tapia Conference September 20, 2017 to September 23, 2017
    Grace Hopper Celebration October 04, 2017 to October 06, 2017
    MCWIC Diversity Summit March 02, 2018

    Internships and Research Opportunites