Since the late 1970s, WICSE has pursued the goal of increasing the number of women in those disciplines and supporting their academic progress. WICSE has become a permanent force in EECS, and, indeed, is the first such group in an American university with a disciplinary focus on computer science or electrical engineering. Since then, women’s groups have been created in most computing departments. The establishment of WICSE created peer support and a strong voice for women graduate students, and the faculty has relied on WICSE to monitor the climate for women ever since.
The EECS 2018 Student Awards Ceremony was held on Friday May 4, 2018, at 11am-1:30pm in Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall.
With a father and a brother who are both electrical engineers in Singapore, Wen-Rui Liao came to UC Berkeley knowing that he wanted to learn about both software and hardware and their interfaces. He has been watching the ways that new technologies are impacting so many aspects of people’s everyday lives and wanting to become […]
Ram Kalidhindi didn’t have easy access to computer science classes before he came to Berkeley from Southern California. His parents made sure to get him into the best school in their area, but his high school didn’t have an introduction to CS course until after Ram graduated in 2015. He was advised to take an […]
Alexandria Finley wasn’t expecting to earn one of the ten places at the Genée International Ballet Competition this year that was sponsored by the competition, let alone one of the 100 places to compete. But without the sponsorship, she couldn’t afford to attend the 10 day competition in Sydney, Australia this December. In Alexandria’s mind, […]
Computer Science Ph.D. student, Virginia Smith, started out in a field where there were quite a lot women. As an undergraduate, she studied math, a field where there are almost equal numbers of men and women. Smith finished all of her required math courses in her first two years as an undergrad, and, looking for […]