Women in Computing Sciences (WiCS) supports, celebrates, and encourages the growing community of women in computing. We aim to raise awareness of issues faced by women in technology, in addition to inspiring women to explore educational and professional opportunities in the field through mentorship and service.

More about WiCS

WiCS is a chapter of ACM-W.

ACM-W provides opportunities like scholarships to research, conferences, etc. We follow the ACM-W guidelines and add our own twist.

Why computing sciences?

WiCS isn't limited to computer science. We also cover computer engineer, data science, cognitive science, and more!

Who can join?

WiCS is open to any member of the University of Virginia, gender-aside! We have general body meetings, open exec meetings, mentorship opportunities, and great career networking.

High School Mentorship

WiCS regularly visisted Charlottesville High School during the 2015-2016 school year and we had a great time introducing girls to computing. Check out our blog to see some of what we've done!

Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration is world's largest technology conference for women. This event is traditionally held in the fall, and hosted by the Anita Borg Institute in conjunction with ACM. This year's conference will be held from October 19-21 in Houston, Texas. The UVA computer science department and the Anita Borg Institute offer scholarships for select female students to attend. For more information, please visit the official Grace Hopper Celebration website at ghc.anitaborg.org. Scholarships are currently closed.

Upcoming events

Thanks to our sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Himica at hk5wf@virginia.edu or Puja at pds7yx@virginia.edu.

Meet Our Officers

WiCS is comprised of many general body members, and our officers keep things running smoothly.

Sofia is a fourth year majoring in Computer Science. She enjoys coding, 90s computer games, and bursting into song throughout the day.

Sofia Shalotenko


Divya is a fourth year from Ashburn, VA majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. In her free time, she likes to eat, watch mockumentaries, play Scrabble, and explore Charlottesville!

Divya Bhaskara

Vice President

Shanya is a third year majoring in CS and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She loves to travel, try different cuisines and cuddle with dogs.

Shanya Hans

Mentorship Chair

Molly is a fourth year Computer Science student from Fairfax, Virginia. She loves her cat, fermenting, and baking Challah. Molly discovered WiCS through serving on the High School mentorship team.

Molly Sall

Mentorship Chair

Annette is a fourth year majoring in Computer Science. She can usually be found playing video games or board games with her friends.

Annette Chun


Heather is a fourth year Computer Science major from New Kent, VA. She enjoys baking, wasting hours on jigsaw puzzles, and sipping bubble tea in her free time.

Heather Sledd

Chief Financial Officer

Yuki is a second year studying computer science. She enjoys crafting and hanging out with friends and eating dessert.

Yuki Yang

University Outreach

Puja is third year majoring in computer science and minoring in psychology. Aside from coding, she loves anything that involves puppies or coffee.

Puja Soni

Industry Relations Chair

Himica is a fourth year majoring in computer science and minoring in entrepreurship. When she's not doing school work, she loves to watch movies, cook, and hang out with friends.

Himica Kumar

Industry Relations Chair

Susannah is a third year computer science major minoring in architecture. She loves to code, run, and play video games.

Susannah Jones


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Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.