Young Women in Computing Program (YWiC) is an outreach initiative developed with the vision to increase the interest and participation in computer science (CS) through exposure and exploration. YWiC is apart of the Department of Computer Science at New Mexico State University and focuses on multidimensional program components such as in-school presentations, after-school programs, statewide competitions, social networking, forums, summer camp intensives, and conferences.
YWiC began in 2006 as part of the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Computing Initiative. Since its inception in 2006, YWiC has directly impacted over 15,000 students. YWiC continues to share and promote the successfully integrated curriculum with the hope that we can reach small and large groups of diverse and underrepresented students.
Currently, YWiC provides year-round educational activities using hands-on experiences in beginning coding and object-oriented programming. We host over 60 workshops each year, to both young women and men, in grades 5-12. Our workshops focus on bringing awareness to the vast array of computer science careers, the computer science college majors, and how students can get involved with computer science activities right here in the community. If you would like to schedule a visit with our Outreach Team, or plan a visit to NMSU, please Email or call (575) 646-4451.
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