About Us


Who We Are

WICSE was founded in 1977 by CS graduate students Paula Hawthorn, Diane McEntyre, Barbara Simons, Mary Ann Niemat, Susan Eggers, and Deborah Estrin and celebrated its 40th anniversary in March of 2018. This robust networking and advocacy organization has been successful in attracting and sustaining women students through sponsoring pre-college outreach and hosting activities from weekly lunches to national conferences. Sheila Humphreys, academic coordinator for student matters in EECS, credits WICSE's success to its continuity, its ongoing contact with successful alumnae and other prominent women in the field, and to the support it receives from EECS for staff, space, and funding.

What We Do

WICSE aims at building a community between the female graduate students and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for them throughout their graduate studies. WICSE is highly involved in outreach programs to develop the interest in science among young girls throughout their childhood and teenage years. WICSE has important ties with industry partners and research institutions. The association organizes workshops to develop professional skills, networking events with employees of the industry members, researchers and professors. It develops a strong professional network to provide advice and professional opportunities to the members.

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Meet the Officers


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Kelly Fernandez

Outreach Coordnator: kefernandez [at] berkeley.edu

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Isabella Huang

Outreach Coordinator: isabella.huang [at] berkeley.edu

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Zoe Cohen

Social Chair: cohen.zoe [at] berkeley.edu

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Sarah Dean

Lunch Coordinator: sarah_dean [at] berkeley.edu

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Molly Nicholas

Lunch Coordinator: molecule [at] berkeley.edu