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