An NSF inclusion across the Nation of Communities of learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) project. Part of an National initiative to increase U.S. leadership in STEM.

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The Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing (MSAWC) strives to intentionally grow existing programs and develop new programs across Mississippi in order to:

  • Generate interest and participation of women in computing.
  • Improve recruitment and retention rates of women in undergraduate computing majors.
  • Help post-secondary women make a transition to the computing workforce.

MSAWC supports the goals of the Code Mississippi Collaborative effort. Learn more about CodeMS at www.codems.net

 

Activities designed to engage girls and young women with computing, emphasizing computational thinking and cybersecurity knowledge and awareness, and to illuminate the pathway forward are hosted and facilitated through Alliance members.  

Activities currently in progress and planned include:

Job shadowing opportunities

Internships

Lunch and Learn events

Professional Development workshops

Community Outreach Programs

Summer Learning opportunities

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Did you know that women earn...

57% of all undergraduate degrees

42% of all undergraduate math and statistics degrees

40% of all undergraduate physical sciences degrees

but only …

18% of all undergraduate computer and information sciences degrees.

(www.ncwit.org/resources/numbers)

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