Women in Computing at SRU is a student-run organization that encourages and motivates women to join fields of technology.
This club hosts events to create a support system between classmates within technology-based fields. When incoming freshman decide to study in this field, they are partnered with an upperclassman so they have a connection if there are any questions or need assistance.
Many females who pursue this field of study often become intimidated because it is male dominated. Women in Computing is composed of males and females who support women in technology related majors.
Women in Computing President, senior Brooklyn Hauck, spoke about the club. Hauck is majoring in information technology and cyber security and has a minor in information systems.
“A majority of the women who are in our major leave within the first year because they do not think they can do it,” Hauck said. “That is because of the male dominance in this field.”
Women in Computing also participates in giving back to the community through community service and workshops. Women in Computing has worked with women’s shelters and hosted a Microsoft workshop for any students who want to learn more about software.
“Do not be discouraged because you are intimidated,” Hauck said. “If you think that you can’t, then you’re never going to be able to.”
Women in Computing is open to all students, male and female. Students interested in joining Women in Computing at The Rock can check the club’s profile on CORE. Students can also e-mail any members on the board or the club advisor, Deborah Whitfield.