About Us

Hey there! We are the Society of Women in Computing which is our name for the ACM-W chapter at the College of William & Mary.

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. ACM-W provides a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and works to advance the contributions of women in tech in the community at large.

The Society of Women in computing aims to meet the goals of ACM-W and seeks to bridge the gender gap in computing-related fields. We also seek to act as a central organization for women at the college to provide resources and opportunities for women to network, foster relationships and share their experiences in computing.

Programs & Events

Roll over an image to check out some of the programs and events we are invovled in on the W&M Campus, the Williamsburg Community, and beyond!

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Cypher V

Cypher V is William & Marys’s annual hackathon. It’s a chance for students to come together for three days to learn some new stuff, build cool technologies, and win some sweet prizes. Check out the links below!

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Mentorship with Berkeley MS

SWC is excited to partner with Berkeley Middle School to offer an after-school robotics program for the school’s female students of all grade levels! Students will learn and apply computer science concepts through various coding and robotics projects.

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Grace Hopper Celebration

SWC is proud to support W&M students attending the Anita Borg Institute’s annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - the world’s largest gathering of female technologists as we all work together to bridge the gender gap.

Check Us Out...

See what we're up to online, all the time.

... And contact us

please feel free to contact us through any of the links above or send us an email at swc@email.wm.edu

Meet The Team

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Hello World!

I am a junior at the college majoring in computer science and data science. I am excited to learn more about CS and support other women in CS through SWC.

Katherine Lannen
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Hi There!

I am currently a junior majoring in Computer Science. I am so excited to be a part of an organization that supports women and minorities in computing!

ashley robinson
vice president
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I am a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science. I am also the Vice President of Math club, Undersecretary of Mental Health in SA, and I do research in mathematical physics. I am so excited to work with other amazing women on SWC exec!

Samantha Phillips
communications chair
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Hi There !

I am a junior at the College of William & Mary double-majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education. I believe computer science is an integral part of math and should be taught to all aspiring STEM students. After I graduate, I hope to integrate computer science into my lessons. Hope to meet you soon!

Cayte Lyonnais
finance chair
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Hello World

I'm a junior majoring in Computer Science & Music. I'm interested in computer graphics & hope to pursue something in either animation or Mixed Reality. I hope to see you at an upcoming SWC event!

linda wu
public relations chair