The ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing in the Upper MidWest
February 17-18, 2017
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
What is MinneWIC?
MinneWIC is the ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing for the
Upper MidWest. We call it MinneWIC from the native american word
"Minne" that means water.
This regional meeting
will bring together students, faculty, and computing professionals
from across Minnesota and neighboring states to
share experiences and strategies for recruiting and retaining
women in computing fields, and explore issues common to women
working in these fields.
Specifically, the goal is to provide an opportunity for young women
to explore career opportunities in computing, and to network with
women from academia, industry and government.
This celebration is part of a nationwide effort to address the
alarming decline of women choosing computer science professions.
What will happen at MinneWIC?
MinneWIC will start Friday February 17 late afternoon and continue
until early afternoon on Saturday February 18. It will include
keynote invited speakers, a career panel, a poster session, and
sessions contributed from attendees. Details will be in the Program once they are finalized.
Who should attend MinneWIC?
You should attend if you are interested in learning about the challenges
and rewards of computing careers, in advancing technology through broader
representation of women, and in sharing your experience.
Everyone is invited to submit contributions in the appropriate
categories (see Call for Participation).
Best poster awards will be given, with a monetary award funded
- undergraduate and graduate students with interests in computing
and information technology to attend to learn about graduate school
and career opportunities;
- faculty and academic advisors to attend to learn and share
best practices to recruit and retain students in computing fields;
- computing professional to share best practices, and help students
understand career options. Companies will have an opportunity to do
informal interviews of students for internships or jobs.
- high school students interested in computing are also welcome
to attend to discover the opportunities in computing.
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