Young Women in Computer Science


The Computer Science Institute for Young Women (CSIW) is a 2-3 day summer workshop open to female students, mostly graduating high school students.  The CSIW concept was proposed in the Science Education and Outreach Team aims of Missouri EPSCoR Track-1 (Missouri Transect) proposal, awarded on August 1, 2014.  In Year 1 of Missouri Transect, the first CSIW workshop was held on July 20-22, 2015 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.  Each summer, a different EPSCoR-affiliated institution will host a multi-day workshop to target young women interested in careers in computer science and in the science-technology-engineering-mathematics (STEM) fields.  The second CSIW will be held on June 27-28, 2016 at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.  Students will learn about computer science related to research being conducted on the Cyberinfrastructure and Climate Teams.

If you or someone you know is a female student at a high school in Missouri, contact Dr. Terry Woodford-Thomas (tthomas [at] danforthcenter [dot] org) to sign up for the next CSIW program.  Registration and participation is free!

CSIW 2016 Flier

CSIW 2016 Schedule


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