UMD Student Organizations
- Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
- CS Women
- CS Latino
- The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Women in Engineering
- Women in Math
Partners in Promoting Diversity in Computing
NCWIT - National Center for Women in Technology
WIT - Women in Technology
WSC - Women's Society of Cyberjutsu
Cornerstone - Technology Training for Immigrant Women
Additional DC based organizations are listed in this collection by WomenWhoTech
- 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
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 is the Association for Women in Science. They are a non-profit association that works to promote women's activities in all scientific fields, from mentoring to scholarships to job listings.
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 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
- 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
- The Imposter Phenomenon in High Achieving Women: Dynamics and Therapeutic Intervention- the original article by Clance and Ames that address the imposter syndrome in women.
- Feel like a fraud?- understanding the Imposter Syndrome from the American Psychology Association (Kristen Weir)
- How Not to Suffer from Imposter Syndrome- lessons and advice on imposter syndrome and confidence from Hackbright Academy
- 10 Actionable Ways to Increase Diversity in the Workplace- research conducted by NCWIT shows way to increase diversity in the workplace
- Reducing Stereotype Threat- resources and review on stereotype threat
- Diversity in Tech: Tackling Unconconscious Bias- overview of unconconsscious bias and its impact on the workforce by Capterra
- Project Implicit- resources and a test to better understand implicit bias from the non-profit association Project Implicit
- How to Retain Women in Technology- infographic by the ABI
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
- NSF Report on Women, Minorities, and Person Disabilities- NSF site provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment
- NCWIT: Women in Tech-The Facts- quick highlight of the trends around women in computing.
- NCWIT: By the Numbers - brief infographic on facts and figures about women in computing and technology
- NCWIT: Girls In Tech- report on the status of girls in computing including barriers to entry
- 33 Facts about Women in Technology- interesting facts on powerful women in technology
- Women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math- Why are there so Few?- report by the AAUW
- Women in the Technology Workforce - infographic by WomenWhoTech
Women Faculty in Computing at UMD
UMD is proud to support female faculty in computing. Faculty represented here come from a variety of disciplines 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. Katy Newton Lawley (iSchool)
Doctoral Program Coordinator
Dr. Jennifer J. Preece (iSchool)
|Women in Technology Scholarship||Palantir||August 19, 2016|
|SMART scholarship||Department of Defense||N/A|
|Scholarships||SAE International||N/A||geared toward engineering students|
|Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: USA||N/A|
|STEM majors scholarship||AFCEA||N/A|
|Technical Minority Scholarships||Xerox||N/A||geared toward minority students|