Plan" by Carol Frieze and Lenore Blum
"Transforming the Culture of Computing at Carnegie Mellon" by Lenore
"Women in Computer Science: The Carnegie Mellon Experience" by Lenore Blum
Download the Women@SCS Flyer (*.PSD Format)
The Women@SCS Advisory
Committee consists of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty
within the School of Computer Science. The Committee was created in 1999 with
the hope of establishing strong communication lines among the growing CS
community of women at Carnegie Mellon. It gives younger women an opportunity to
learn more about the possibilities in their future and explore the true breadth
and scope that the field encompasses. Regular members are encouraged to share
their wisdom and experiences. All four years of the undergraduate level are
represented, and most graduate branches within the School have at least one
member. The diversity of the group fuels discussion, yet the common elements
bring members to a level upon which all can relate.
Members of the Committee have initiated many programs, such
as the Big/Little Sister program for undergraduates, the invited Speaker Series
for graduates, as well as dinners and other social and academic events. Women@SCS also sponsors outreach projects such as "Is there a
robot in your future?" workshop for middle school girls. In general, the committee strives to promote a healthy and supportive
community atmosphere. Making a difference and solving problems serve as the
basic motivating purposes of the organization.
The undergraduate members meet on a weekly basis, the
graduates meet every other week, and a lively joint meeting is held once a
month. During meetings, current issues are discussed and potential future
events are planned. Faculty members look
to the committee for input regarding the curriculum and as a good source for
information and ideas. New members are always welcome. Feel free to contact us
about an issue of particular interest, a question, or any suggestions,
particularly regarding our expanding website.
Women@SCS aspires to revolutionize the way women are viewed
in technological fields. We work to enhance the lives of those in computer
science everywhere. Our website exists to provide a useful resource for all
interested people, both on campus and worldwide. The committee appreciates the
hard work being done by its members on our behalf and hopes to lead the way to
a bright future.
Please take a look at our website and give us your input! We
appreciate your comments and concerns.