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ACM-W Cookout tonight!

From 4-7 ACM-W will be doing a welcome back cookout at Schuman Park lower pavilion. Food will be free while supplies last and you can hear about the things we are doing this semester. 

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ACM-W needs Volunteers! (Some paid)

As mentioned before, we have received a generous award from NCWIT and Google. With events being planned and coming up, we need volunteers! If you are interested in assisting with any of our outreach events, please contact Katrina at kjw26b@mst.edu. Volunteers will be contacted this week with upcoming opportunities and how to get involved. Some events include pay for volunteers. We hope to hear from you!

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Missouri S&T ACM-W Receives Trailblazer Student Seed Fund

Last year, our small growing organization applied for the Amplification Student Seed Fund ($5,000) and used those funds to host several workshops over the summer designed to increase interest in computer science for junior high and high school girls and minorities. It was a great success as we have noticed a significant increase in the number of new female undergraduates. Over the years, we've hovered at 7% female population in our department. We have nearly doubled that...

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Eight States Have Fewer Than 10 Girls Take AP Computer Science Exam

Nearly 55,000 students this year took the Advanced Placement (AP) computer science A exam in the U.S., a 17-percent gain over last year. Of this group, 23 percent of test takers were girls, up from 22 percent in 2015. Although the total number of high school girls taking the annual exam is increasing nationwide, fewer than 10 girls took the May 2016 exam in eight states, and not a single girl took the test in Mississippi or Montana, according to an analysis of the data from the College...

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Naval Academy Names New $106 Million Building After Woman Who Helped Shape Computer Age.

The Baltimore Sun (9/8, Duncan) reports that the Naval Academy plans to name its new $106 million cybersecurity building “after Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a computing pioneer who helped lay the foundations digital age through her work in the Navy during World War II.” The new “building will be the first at any of the three military academies to be named for a woman.” Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter said, while announcing that name at a function recognizing 40 years of female...

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A Full Scholarship from Cards Against Humanity?

While many of us have a guilty pleasure in playing the vulgar, offensive, and hilarious game of Cards Against Humanity, most of us also know that the creators often do great things with the money they make selling their game. Many of the expansion card sets are created such that the proceeds go to a charity the expansion is based on.

Now they have taken it a step further. Women who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in a STEM field can win a full ride! All it takes is a short...

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ACM-W General Meeting

Thursday, Sep 8, 6 pm
Computer Science 203

The Association of Computing Machinery - Women will hold their first general meeting to talk about what we do, how to get involved, and event ideas for the semester.

ACMW 9-8-2016 Flyer.pdf Click to View

 

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Katrina J Ward commented on the event ACM-W presents AT&T Work Experience

ACM-W presents AT&T Work Experience

Thursday, Oct 13, 6 pm
Computer Science 207

AT&T will bring Missouri S&T to talk about their work experience, expectations, and projects at AT&T as well as career advice and recruitment.

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Katrina J Ward

This event has been moved to CS 202 as per reservations.

All Female Team to Lead the Association of Computing Machinery

ACM has announced its board of directors for the first time will be completely female, with former ACM vice president and Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor of Computing Vicki Hanson replacing Alexander Wolf as ACM president. Hanson also is a University of Dundee professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies, and an IBM veteran. Succeeding Hanson as vice president of the association will be Cherri Pancake, professor emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow at Oregon State...

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It's A Girl Thing

ACM-W will be hosting a workshop for junior high school girls on June 9th. With help from NCWIT and Google, we will be teaching young girls the basics of Python programming and helping them understand the joys of computer science. Our goal is to encourage more women to try computer science, see the benefits and fun in it, and perhaps choose it as a career choice. 

Additionally, on June 9th, we will also be hosting a second workshop for high school women. In this workshop, students...

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Girls Overtake Boys In Intel Science Competition.

The Washington Post (3/17, Reuters) reports that two of the three winners of the annual Intel Science Talent Search were girls, as well as 52 percent of the 40 finalists. This proportion of female representation was the highest in the program’s 75-year history, and Intel Foundation president Rosalind Hudnell commented on the “progress toward closing the gender gap in technology and engineering.”

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Sweet!

NSF Director Shares Her Thoughts on Women's History Month

This month we recognize and honor the many achievements of women scientists and engineers in celebration of Women's History Month. The National Science Foundation (NSF) was founded in the aftermath of a world war, one that brought women into the workplace in far greater numbers than ever before. They helped win the war even as they broke a cultural barrier, demonstrating women could succeed and prosper in a workforce previously dominated by men.

Read entire statement here!

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Data Analysis of GitHub Contributions Reveals Unexpected Gender Bias

A rigorous analysis of millions of GitHub pull requests for open source projects found women's contributions were accepted more frequently than men's, but only if they were associated with gender-neutral profiles. However, women whose GitHub profiles indicated their genders had a much harder time. The researchers note they "augmented this GHTorrent data by mining GitHub's Web pages for information about each pull request status, description, and comments," but the lack of gender...

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ACM-W Hosted Summer Camp

The student chapter of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM-W) will be hosting a computing focused summer camp for junior high school women and minority students. This camp will provide an unforgettable, hands-on experience in development, web integration, security, and artificial intelligence. Students will see and learn how these technologies work and get a sample of what they could learn as a computer science student in college later. Keep an eye on our news as more details will be...

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Ada Lovelace Book

ACM is celebrating the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) with a new book. Ada’s Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age is a collection of papers inspired by the life and contributions of Ada Lovelace, often described as the “first computer programmer.” Ada's collaboration with Charles Babbage, her position in the Victorian and Steampunk literary genres, her representation in contemporary art and comics, and her continued relevance in discussions around...

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Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback

If companies are looking for gender bias in their workplace, here’s one place they may want to start: feedback.

Research suggests that men and women are assessed very differently at work. Specifically, managers are significantly more likely to critique female employees for coming on too strong, and their accomplishments are more likely than men’s to be seen as the result of team, rather than individual efforts, finds new research from Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for...

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ACM-W Fundraiser

Thursday, May 7, 11 am
Outside the Library

Help support ACM-W and get an awesome looking shirt!

We'll be selling our computer-science themed shirt in front of the Library from May 4th - May 7th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM everyday.

This event does not require an RSVP.

ACM-W T-Shirt Design Contest!

Wednesday, Apr 15, All Day

Enter in a design for the next ACM-W t-shirt! Winner will have their design featured on ACM-W’s t-shirt and get a free one.

Submit designs by April 15th. Send them to acmw@mst.edu!

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