WiC offers 3D printing using our very own Ultimaker 2+ printer, located in the Wegmans WiC Collaboratory. Active members can 3D print up to 25 grams of filament for free each semester. For 3D print requests, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/XaF5G6iejZ44eQzX9 and email the current project committee head with your print STL file.
2017-Present: Raspberry Pi Arcade Table
The arcade table was created using a raspberry pi 3 to run Retropie, in order to create a bar top arcade emulator. It is for one or two players with multiple games on the system. Can be found in the WiC space.
The magic mirror was made using a raspberry pi, a monitor and a 2-way mirror. Using and modifying the open source Magic Mirror2 code we set up the screen to display WiC events, the date and time, and some local news. By using a 2-way mirror we could have this display shine through so you can get some useful information while using a mirror.
The WiC Allies committee within Women in Computing purpose is to help and support the goals of our organization as a whole. We want to affect positive change and foster a more inclusive GCCIS (Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences) culture.
At the Allies committee meetings, we discuss gender-related issues in computing and host/support events to help encourage resolution.
Join the conversation by attending one of our meetings or workshops.
The responsibilities of the Public Relations committee are to update and maintain Social Media, brochures and newsletters. They are also responsible for scheduling company tech talks, info sessions and cultivating relationships with university recruiters at the RIT career fair. This committee plans and executes WiConnects, a networking event for Golisano faculty, students and WiC Allies.
The responsibilities of the Events committee are to plan, advertise, and execute internal and external social events, student tech talks, outings, and combined events with other Golisano clubs.
ROCGirl Hacks is a mini-hackathon for 6th-12th grade students. The event’s mission is to further the education and exploration of technology in middle and high school grade girls, while also being an all-inclusive event.
Girl Scout Tech Badge day
Girl Scouts spend the day with Women in Computing undergraduate student instructors and mentor them to earn their Technology and Cybersecurity Badge. These workshops are created to help inspire young girls to study computing or choose it as a career choice.
WiC After Hours
After Hours is a program for accepted students entering into the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences that works in conjunction with RIT's Accepted Open House. It is typically held at the end of March and first week in April. Students choose one weekend to attend. After Hours is designed to be an informative, fun, and social event where we will have many activities planned like a Q&A panel and a college-wide scavenger hunt! It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and possibly your future roommate!
WiC Orientation Program
Women in Computing’s Orientation program will provide incoming computing students with early access to the RIT experience, helping them to prepare for success and increase confidence. They will get to know fellow women classmates, both in their year and upperclassmen while participating in our great team activities!
Throughout the semester, the Outreach committee visits the YMCA to teach them activities relating to technology and encourage them to enter a computing field. Previously, we have done activities like Caesar Cipher, Spheros, pixel art, and creating paper robots!
The responsibilities of the WiCHacks committee are to plan and execute the annual WiC Hackathon. The Women in Computing Hackathon (WiCHacks) mission is to enhance opportunities for students who identify as women or gender minorities in the tech industry and all students who support them, regardless of gender or sex. WiCHacks values diversity and inclusion as essential to our mission and welcomes anyone in support of moving this mission forward, including those of other genders or sex, to sign up for the hackathon. Hosted by Women in Computing (WiC) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the hackathon is a 24-hour, collaborative programming event in which participants create an app, website, game, or other piece of software throughout the event!