Women@SCS manages various outreach programs designed specifically for the greater women in tech community.
Women@SCS developed the Outreach roadshow to introduce children, teachers and parents to computer science. This is a highly interactive presentation by undergraduates and graduate students who talk about why they began studying the area, their current experiences, what computer science means to them now, and their future hopes and expectations. The middle and high school presentations include a guessing game, a slide show of CS applications, algorithm style puzzles, a robot demo, and much more. The graduate level Roadshow (presented to undergrads) includes general information on going to graduate school and short research talks.
You can download the Powerpoint version of our Roadshow here.
This 3 day workshop is research focused and will provide opportunities for undergraduate women from the USA and around the globe to work on exploratory problems in teams led by researchers from industry, academia and other computing related domains.
TechNights (Creative Technology Nights for Girls) is a program focused on exposing middle and high school girls to creative technologies. Using computer animation, web design, programming, robotics, and interactive medias, we hope to engage a future generation of women in technology.
Take Your Child to Work Day
Every year on the fourth Thursday of April, Women@SCS runs programs that celebrate "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". At this event, children of Carnegie Mellon's staff and faculty take part in the Roadshow or a hands on robot building session.
Aspirations in Computing
Each year Women@SCS and others from CMU partner with Pitt for the Western and Central PA/West Virginia affiliate of the NCWIT Award Aspirations in Computing Awards, which recognize the computing achievements of high school girls in the area.
Exciting World of Computer Science
Women@SCS created a poster about the "Exciting World of Computer Science" that exposes students to the many different fields within computer science. Feel free to download and display these posters at your school!