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Women in Computing at Michigan

Changing Our World. Together.

The field of computing is redefining our world in real-time, but it is also one in which women have historically been underrepresented. CSE strives to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.

As enrollments in computer science at Michigan have risen in recent years, we have seen a growing improvement in our institution's percentage of female CS students. This is true for students who have declared in CS through the College of Engineering, and for students who have declared in CS through the College of LSA.


Student Groups for Women in Computing at Michigan

gEECS (Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

The student-run organization is dedicated to encouraging the professional, academic, and social development of women in technology-related fields of study. The organization reaches out to women ranging from middle school girls to graduate students to promote the education and success of technologically inclined women. gEECs organizes a variety of events, so please check their website for updates.

ECSEL (Ensemble of CSE Ladies)

This is a group to support graduate women students in CSE at the University of Michigan. ECSEL aims to foster a sense of community among graduate women, support members' academic and career development, help incoming graduate students adapt and thrive in CSE, and generally enable a great graduate experience for their members. They hold get-togethers, study sessions, talks, workshops, and other events.

Featured Videos

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Student Profile: Grace Kendall
Student Profile: Grace Kendall
Student Profile: Mayla Harp
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Meet the Faculty: Reetuparna Das
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Latest News

When pioneers disappear from history

Tech leader Lynn Conway explores why women and underrepresented minorities lose credit for their contributions over time. [Full Story]

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Making a difference for women in academia

Prof. Rada Mihalcea has been honored with the 2019 Sarah Goddard Power Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of women through their leadership, scholarship, or other ways in their professional life. [Full Story]

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The Disappeared: Beyond Winning and Losing

The #MeToo movement is bringing ever-increasing awareness of the challenges faced by women in STEM. Emerita Prof. Lynn Conway drew upon her unique life-experiences in the industry, and wrote insights in an invited-essay in a Special Issue of IEEE Computer Magazine on "Winning and Losing in IT." This PDF is copyright IEEE. [Full Story]

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