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.