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 Zoe at zcg8sh@virginia.edu and Ma'ayon at md9bc@virginia.edu.

Meet Our Officers

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

Yuki is a third year studying computer science and commerce. She enjoys hanging out with friends, eating good food, and exploring Charlottesville.

Yuki Yang


Puja is a fourth year majoring in computer science and minoring in psychology. She enjoys exploring Charlottesville and anything involving puppies

Puja Soni

Vice President

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

Shanya Hans

Mentorship Chair

Sandy is a second year majoring in Computer Science. In her free time you can catch her shopping at Target, listening to music, wtaching KDramas, or hanging out with friends.

Sandy Gould

Mentorship Chair

Skylar is a fourth-year Computer Science with a minor in Astronomy. In her free time, she enjoys kitting, playing video games, and hanging out with her friends.

Skylar Spears


Meeka is a fourth year majoring in Computer Science and Economics. She likes to walk dogs, pet dogs, and play with dogs in her free time.

Meeka Meng


Hello! I am a second year majoring in computer science. Outside of class, I enjoy running, hiking, and almost anything outdoors. Over the summer and continuing through the school year I’m working on cross-platform mobile development for a technology startup here in Charlottesville.

Cameron Lyod

University Outreach

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

Susannah Jones

Hackathon Chair

Zoe is a 4th year Chinese and Computer Science Major. She loves scented candles, dogs, art galleries, and anything involving food.

Zoe Grippo

Industry Relations Chair

Ma'ayan is a fourth year from Philadelphia, PA majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Urban Planning. When she's not doing schoolwork, she enjoys watching short films, drinking coffee, and road trips.

Ma'ayon Doron

Industry Relations Chair

Nayanika is a third year majoring in computer science and minoring in entrepreurship. She loves to travel, watch movies and eat good food.

Nayanika Malhotra


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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.