Western Washington University
Association for Women in Computing

Our Mission

To build an empowering environment for women in Computer Science by providing opportunities for:




Professional Networking


The National Center for Women & Information Technology has selected Western Washington University's Association for Women in Computing to receive the NCWIT Student Seed Fund gift sponsored by Symantec!

Thanks to NCWIT and Symantec, the Outreach Team will have funds for LittleBits for future outreach activities and programs!

WWU is an Academic Alliance Member of the NCWIT.


Robots created by 5th graders using LittleBits


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Picture taken at Mix It Up Fall 2014

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Sisters+ Program

To build camaraderie among underrepresented groups in the CS department, one-to-one mentorship pairing is provided by the Sisters+ Program. Upper division students (“Sisters+ Mentors”) are matched with lower-division students (“Sisters+ Mentees”) to provide each other with support and access to better resources to succeed in the program and our careers.

  • Sisters+ Mentor Responsibilities

    Sisters+ Mentors will meet with their assigned Mentee for a minimum of 10 minutes per week for an in-person conversation. Attend occasional Sisters+ gatherings. This program is separate from this Mentors Program and is not designed to provide help with homework (see the Mentors Program for information on homework assistance).

  • FAQ

    Why should I be a Sisters+ Mentor?

    Everybody needs leadership skills. Being a Sisters+ Mentor will give you the opportunity to work with and guide lower-division students through the hurdles that you have successfully managed. Do you remember being a first year student wishing you had someone to talk to? This is your chance to make a difference!

  • Why should I be a Sisters+ Mentee?

    The CS program is very challenging. Your Sisters+ Mentor can help guide you through the hurdles. People who have been through the program already are your greatest asset. If you think you could use support and guidance from an upper-division student, this program is for you!

  • Who can be a Sisters+ Mentor?

    Any CS student who has been at WWU for at least a year and has taken a 300-level class.

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Our Amazing Team

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Franchine Ninh


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Merril Hunt-Paez


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Elise Saxon

Sisters+ Program Coordinator

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Haley Beavers

Sisters+ Program Coordinator

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Chloe Yugawa

AWC/ACM Liason

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Noah Strong

AWC/ACM Liaison

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Robin Cosbey

WWU CS Mentors Liaison

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Perry Fizzano

Club Advisor

Poster Team

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Maxwell Pendergast

Poster Design Team Coordinator

Web Team & Social Media

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Andrew Westenbroek

Web Team

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Lorraine Wong

Web Team

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Summer Turner

Social Media Team