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Clubs and Organizations, Computer Science

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Widener's Women in Computing Club

Women in Computing Club

The computer science field, long dominated by males, has a strong female presence at Widener, due in part to the Women in Computing Club. The club helps female students create social relationships and also work together on undergraduate research projects. Watch a short video clip

Computer science and computer information systems majors often find that clubs and organizations provide outlets for informal learning opportunities with like-minded individuals that lead to long-lasting friendships. Participation in these organizations also have the potential to lead to scholarships or even networking opportunities with potential employers.

Below are a few computer science clubs & organizations offered to students at Widener.

Computer Science Club

The Computer Science Club is a student-driven group that provides members with an opportunity to host social events such as game tournaments, movie nights, and the end-of-year barbeque. Club members also help the department host our annual events such as the High School Programming Contest and Community Tech Day. 

Women in Computing Club

The Women in Computing Club helps our female students build social connections with each other and provides opportunities for upperclassmen to mentor freshmen interested in the computing field. Club members participate in weekly meetings and work together on various activities and undergraduate research projects. Interested students may attend regional computer science conferences and present the results of their research in undergraduate research poster sessions.

A few club activities include:

  • Building and programming LEGO NXT Robots
  • Designing computer animations and games with the Alice programming environment
  • Building mobile apps with MIT App Inventor
  • Participating in a workshop for high school female students interested in computer science and related disciplines