Activities

WICSE hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including guest lectures, workshops, and social events.

Current events can be found on our Events Calendar.

Past outreach event summaries can be found on our Outreach Events page.

For information on speakers who visited WICSE, please visit our Guests and Speakers page.

Social and Academic Support

Berkeley-Stanford Research Meetup

ResearchMeetup

On March 9th 2013, Berkeley and Stanford hosted a research-focused meetup for undergraduate and graduated women in EECS. The goal of the event was to increase awareness in each other's research and strengthen ties between EECS women at Berkeley and Stanford. The agenda included research talks from EE and CS faculty and students, as well as a poster session and social mixer. More than 70 students and faculty attended the event. Picutres from the meetup are available here and here.

Undergraduate Mentoring

Mentoring Lunch

In addition to holding monthly mentoring lunches with UC Berkeley's undergraduate AWE (Association of Women in EECS) organization, WICSE has begun an undergraduate/graduate mentoring program. This program pairs undergraduate students with graduate mentors in related fields. To find out more about Berkeley's AWE chapter, please visit the AWE homepage. The AWE mission statement is given below:

AWE is a student organization in UC Berkeley that supports fellow undergraduate women interested in CS or EE to succeed in all aspects. AWE hosts various academic, social, and outreach events throughout the academic year.

Big Sister Program

Every year, entering students are offered the opportunity to partner with one or more current grad students who will help them transition into academia at UC Berkeley.

2012 Big Sister Listing, 2011 Big Sister Listing, 2010 Big Sister Listing, 2009 Big Sister Listing, 2008 Big Sister Listing

Big Sister representatives are typically available at visit days for prospective students and are great resources for information about the UCB academic culture as well as life in Berkeley and the greater Bay Area. Visit our resources page for a listing of helpful links.

For more information, contact Kris Woyach at

WICSE Lunch Speakers and Guests

WICSE members with Susan Graham.

At many of our weekly lunches, we welcome guests and speakers from both within the UC Berkeley commumnity and beyond. Recently, Professor Susan Graham (pictured here, her website is here) joined WICSE for an inspirational lunch. Other recent guests have included Professor Avideh Zakhor (website), Professor David Patterson (website), industry representatives, and more. To see a few abstracts and bios of past speakers, please visit our Guests and Speakers page.

Outreach

Expanding Your Horizons

WICSE at an Expanding Your Horizons event.

For the past several years, WICSE members have biannually hosted activities at Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) events. On the left is a photograph of WICSE members volunteering in March 2013. View more pictures from the event here!

From the Expanding Your Horizons website:

Our mission is to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Through Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.

Girls Go Tech

WICSE at a Girls Go Tech Event.

Each year, the Girl Scouts of America's Girls Go Tech program hosts various conferences to teach girl scouts about technical careers. In February 2009, WICSE volunteers hosted a table at the “When I Grow Up . . .” Girls Go Tech Career Exploration 2009. From the Girl Scouts of Northern California website:

Girls Go Tech is a program initiative to empower girls through increased confidence in math, science, technology and engineering.

For summaries of past Girls Go Tech activities and additional photos, please visit our Outreach Events page.