The Association for Women in Computing is a student-run, non-profit organization at Virginia Tech. For over 20 years, we have worked to promote the recruitment and retention of women in technology- and computer-oriented professions. This mission is more critical now than ever, as the number of women pursuing Computer Science degrees has fallen below 10% nationally, and below 5% at Virginia Tech. Toward restoring diversity, we work with the close support of the Department of Computer Science, affiliated CSRC and other IT companies, and the College of Engineering.
Our organization is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members from various disciplines. Most of AWC’s members are Computer Science majors, but we also have Computer Science minors, Computer Engineering and BIT majors, and a variety of members from other disciplines. Anyone and everyone is welcome at the AWC–you don’t have to be a woman in computing to join, you just have to like them!
AWC is involved in many different activities that are designed to foster professional development and contribute to the local community. We also have many social activities to help build an enduring sense of community. You can find out more about what we do on our Activities page, and if you’d like to support our efforts, please visit our Sponsorship page. And, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us!