The Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing (MSAWC) was launched in 2016 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.

Activities are designed to equitable on-ramps to computing pathways for all persons, and are facilitated by collaborative partnerships throughout the state.

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.


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