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.
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.
This means only 31% of the total women have CS Degrees.
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.