President: Women and Minorities in Computing (WaMiC) August 2011 – Present
As one of the founding members, and first and current president of the NMSU Chapter for Women and Minorities in Computing, my duties include
The NMSU Chapter for Women in Computing, which is now called the NMSU Chapter for Women and Minorities in Computing (WaMiC) was founded in August 2011.WaMiC is a student organization that strives to:
What makes WaMiC successful is that it is led by students. These student officers were elected, because they all have a passion for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and minorities in C-STEM, and want to bring the students in the department together.
The group’s first initiative was having study sessions, which became very popular. WaMiC has a good mix of upperclassmen and lowerclassmen, presenting a great opportunity to form those crucial peer-to-peer relationships. Upperclassmen are able to give the lowerclassmen advice on which classes to take and what resources have been helpful. Furthermore, students taking the same classes can collaborate with each other to discuss ideas and hard concepts when faced with a tough assignment. One of the members feels, “the WaMiC study sessions make me want to come to school because now I can find a support system. Computer Science is hard, and there are times when you just want to bang your head against the wall when working on homework. The study sessions really help!”
It isn’t enough to just study together, WaMiC aspires to create a fun and friendly environment in the Computer Science department full of fun activities and events to make members and other students feel welcome.
Past events have included:
NMSU Google Student Ambassador August 2011 – May 2013
The Google Student Ambassador Program is “an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities”. My role was to:
Popular events included: