Sponsorship Packet 2019 - 2020

our mission

Women in Computing is dedicated to supporting the community of women in computing at UC San Diego. We hope to cultivate the next generation of women programmers, help foster a love for science and technology, and increase the retention rate of women pursuing a career in tech. Our organization is inclusive to members of all backgrounds, regardless of gender and major!

about us

We have over 150 active members, 2,000+ Facebook group members, and 1,200+ subscribed to our email newsletter

from all over the country 

with widespread job opportunities

Our members have a variety of different majors including

computer science

computer engineering

math - computer science

cognitive science

electrical engineering

bioinformatics

data science

gender studies

how to help

WIC organizes numerous events that develop our members both professionally and technically. Each quarter we host 2-3 general body meetings , in which we discuss upcoming opportunities and events. Outside of general body meetings, WIC organizes independent technical workshops  and co-hosts a number of independent industry  events with different companies. WIC plans is a quarterly event for students who have not taken upper division CSE courses called Beginner’s Programming Competition , where they compete to solve coding questions (similar to those in technical interviews) for industry-sponsored prizes.

To support the next generation of female programmers, WIC focuses on outreach events  that introduce high school girls to computer science.

WIC has multiple mentorship programs  and hosts various social events  to allow members to network with one another and find a supportive community. Our mentor-mentee program pairs an upperclassmen student with an underclassmen student, while our industry mentorship programs pair undergraduate students with female engineers at our partner companies.

WIC members at a beach social!

Women represent a valuable, and mostly untapped, talent pool in technology. Do you value diversity enough to help WIC by showing your support for tomorrow's women in STEM? We like to partner with companies in industry to help our members learn about future career opportunities and foster industry presence at UC San Diego. We are always accepting sponsorship for our events and donations to support as many women in computing as possible.

sponsorship details

BYTE

$2500

NIBBLE

$1000

BIT

$500

branding

logo on website

swag distribution at event

logo on newsletter

events

social event

wic hosted event

company event

annual banquet

recruitment

job promotion in newsletters

job promotion at GBMs

access to resume bank

Sponsoring a social event constitutes having your company’s logo on the event page and flyers . Sponsoring a WIC event means having your presence at a WIC hosted event such as a GBM or technical development workshop. A company event constitutes an event centered around your company and/or your engineers. Examples of a company event include recruiting events, an engineering panel, or a tech talk.  

If you’re interested in sponsoring Women in Computing @ UCSD, please fill out this sponsorship form !

other events

Beginner's Programming Competition

This is one of Women in Computing’s most highly attended events, and is a great way to connect with top rising talent! What is the Beginner Programming Competition? For 3+ years, Women in Computing has been putting on quarterly programming competitions for 200+ undergraduate students who have not taken upper-division Computer Science courses. The students solve 15 questions similar to those used in programming interviews in 2.5 hours .

Outreach

WIC organizes many events that target girls in high school. We hold workshops, mentorship programs, and shadow days with the aim to inspire and support young girls interested in computer science.

ABLE Mentorship  Program

The Anita Borg Leadership and Engagement mentorship program partners local high school students with college students majoring in engineering disciplines. WIC partners with the Society of Women Engineers and the San Diego Supercomputer Center to plan workshops, lab tours, and socials.

ABLE mentors and mentees for the 2018-2019 school year

Girl's Day Out

Girls Day Out invites high school girls from the underrepresented Greater San Diego area to UCSD to participate in a day complete with an industry panel, lab tours, speakers from academia, and hands on workshops. With a turnout of over 40 high school students, parents, and volunteers at the 2018 Girl’s Day Out, we have budgeted $3,000 to cover facility costs, food and refreshments, promotional materials, and giveaway bags.

Shadow Day

Shadow Day is an opportunity for high schoolers to live a day in the life of a college student. Participants attend classes, meetings and spend time with a UCSD student to get a glimpse of college life. Students are paired based on major preferences, though we encourage that the students attend classes of at least two different subjects. We budget $500 for Shadow Day, which covers facility and food costs for participants and volunteers.

Company Mentorship Program

WIC wants to build long term relationships with companies and our board, but even moreover, with students on campus who are being exposed to industry for the first time. Company mentorship with students solves retention issues with minority groups in STEM. We provide the space and resources needed to make wonderful professional relationships build with UC San Diego students and company representatives.

For more information about these events, please contact wic@eng.ucsd.edu.

conferences

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and the Association for Computing Machinery, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the world's largest gathering of women in computing. With your help, we were able to provide scholarships to 21 of over 40 students attending the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando.  The 2018 conference, held in Houston,Texas was the biggest event for us this year. We hope to make the 2019 conference, being held in Houston, Texas, even bigger!!

Attending the conference provides an opportunity for our members to network with other women in the industry and academia who share the same interest and passion for computer science and engineering.

Celebration of Women in Computing in Southern California

The Celebration of Women in Computing in Southern California (CWIC-SoCal) conference brings together women interested in computer science and information technology to network, share their experiences, learn from each other and, of course, to have fun.

CWIC-SoCal occurs once every two years, and we aim to send as many people as we can.

Over 40 UCSD WIC members attended the CWIC conference in 2018!

Tapia Diversity Conference

The Tapia conference is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing. Engaging a diverse workforce results in solutions that benefit everyone and creates a stronger, brighter future.

The 2019 Tapia Conference will be the first that WIC is sponsoring. We hope that this conference helps us explore intersectionality and diversity in tech.

contact us

Madeline Sporkert

President

msporker@ucsd.edu

Priyal Suneja

Vice President Internal

psuneja@ucsd.edu

Grace Carlson

Vice President External

gacarlso@ucsd.edu

Or contact us at wic@eng.ucsd.edu .

wic@eng.ucsd.edu