WashU Summer Research Opportunities

Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program.  The REU program is an 11-week summer program geared to give undergraduates a taste of research with the hope that they will pursue graduate studies in computer science. Our 2015 program includes several exciting opportunities including (a) 4-Day morning Boot Camp, giving students the computing skills needed for their specific research projects (2) “Meet the Faculty” Lunch Series (3) Research Skills Seminar, to prepare students to apply to and succeed in graduate school and (4) a Research Symposium, to present their work at the end of the summer.
The program is open to all US citizens and residents who have a strong background in computer science. We encourage all students with an interest in computer science (majors, minors, educated hobbyists) to apply. If you have further questions about eligibility, please first check our FAQ (http://reu.cse.wustl.edu/reu/FAQ.html) and then feel free to email reu@cse.wustl.edu.
The application deadline for the program is February 13, 2015. More information and application materials can be found at:  http://reu.cse.wustl.edu

Spoon University wants a CTO/Senior Developer!

Spoon University is a food network for the next generation where all the content is produced by college students – including those at Princeton. We’ve had an amazing amount of growth (currently over 500k uniques / month) since launching at Northwestern and as our team expands, it’s a huge goal to try and keep a gender balanced engineering team.
We’re currently looking for a CTO / senior developer to expand our largely self taught engineering effort. Do you have anyone in mind that’s equally a foodie and interested in taking on a major responsibility with a fast growing startup that’s backed by both Techstars and just raised a 500k seed round? 
It’d be awesome if you could share this with both current students and past graduates of Women in Computing!  
Anyone interested should not hesitate to email me at ryan.williams@techstars.com. I’m happy to provide any additional details!

Celebrate Women in Tech with Google Thursday 2/12

Hello Princeton Women in Computer Science,

International Women’s Day is in March and Google invites you to celebrate
early next week!  We will be hosting an IWD luncheon that will include
discussion, prizes, and a panel of Princetonian alumnae Googlers.

When:  Thursday, February 12th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Where:  CS Building, Tea Room
Why:  To chat about the awesomeness of women in tech!  And lunch and swag
certainly don’t hurt :)

Please RSVP here <http://goo.gl/ATXwTd> if you plan to attend – we hope
that you will be able to join us.

AppNexus Summer Internships!

Join AppNexus!

We’re looking forward to another big year! There are tons of exciting things to come: our 3rd class of full-time campus hires, our 4th class of summer interns, more events in our Razzle Dazzle space and—of course—2015 Edition Hot Sauce.

Are you a current junior looking for a summer internship? Click here to check out our open positions.

Microsoft Undergraduate Scholarship–Applications due January 30th!

Microsoft sends along the following message:

By applying to the Microsoft Scholarship Program, students may be eligible for full or partial tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year!

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a bachelors degree program in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico
  • Pursuing a degree in CS, CE or STEM related technical discipline
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 4.0/5.0 or higher

Visit our scholarship website for more information.

Applications must be received by: January 30th, 2015

Microsoft College Scholarship Program flyer

PWiCS Elections


Are you interested in tech/computer science? Do you want to get (more) involved in a leadership activity? Princeton Women in Computer Science elections are on Wednesday January 21st at 5:00 PM in Campus Club!
(Note: If you cannot attend the elections, please email me at ethill@princeton.edu with a speech that will be read aloud during the election process.)
The elected positions are
President and Vice President, or two Co-presidents

2 Events Chairs

2 Corporate Outreach Chairs
2 Publicity Chair

Tech Chair

The appointed positions are
2 Outreach Chairs
Membership Chair
Mentorship Chair
Secretary/Internal Communications
Please see here about how our elections work.
Note the deadline to apply for appointed positions is January 23rd. To apply, email your candidate statement to pwics@princeton.edu.
If you have any questions about elections or about what it’s like to be on the board, please do not hesitate to reach out to Erica or me or to anyone else on the 
We hope to see you there!
-Elisse and Erica
(ethill@ and eportnoy@)

Be mentor for a national computer science competition

ProjectCSGIRLS (www.projectcsgirls.com) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to close the gender gap in computer science and technology through running a national computer science competition for middle school girls and workshops around the country.

The ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls challenges participants in 6th-8th grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes – global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. We’re looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way. Judges will select finalists, state winners, regional winners, and national winners. All regional winners will be invited to DC for our national gala, the ultimate celebration of girls in computing, in June of 2015 during which they will participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, tour tech companies, participate in a formal awards ceremony, and showcase their projects to the public.

Mentors are expected to be able to remotely respond to students’ questions through email, phone calls, and/or Skype as needed. They must be available to help students throughout the competition process. The time commitment is approximately two hours per month. This means that 1 mentee would amount to 2 hrs/month, 2 mentees would amount to 4 hrs/month, and so on. Mentors are not required to meet the participants in-person. Sign up at http://www.projectcsgirls.com/mentor.html by January 1, 2015.

Dinner and Conversation with Professor Sandra Batista

Join us for an informal dinner and conversation in the Wilcox Private Dining Room from 6 to 7 pm (feel free to come and go as your schedule permits) on Tuesday, December 2. Come to eat, ask questions, chat about computer science, and/or relax with friends.

The Office of Campus Life is sponsoring this event, so if you RSVP and attend, you’ll be able to join us without using a meal swipe. (RSVP is not required to attend, though it would be helpful to know a headcount in advance.)

Professor Batista is a lecturer in the COS department with research interests in machine learning, statistical genetics, and computational biology. She’s teaching Networks in the Spring. She’s also a mentor for Princeton Summer Programming Experiences – if you’re thinking of applying, she’s a great resource to learn more!

We really hope to see you there!  Please RSVP by filling out this form