WCAR's List

The Women in Computing Academic Resource (WCAR) List is a compilation of colleges and universities that have formal and/or informal programs for encouraging/retaining women in computer science (CS). It is an officially sponsored activity of the ACM Committee on the Status of Women. The WCAR list, created by Laura Downey in 1994, was based on the presence of formal/informal programs as one indicator of an institution's (or individuals of an institution) commitment to addressing some of the obstacles faced by women in computer science. The WCAR list identifies "women-friendly" academic programs in CS thereby providing female CS students important information regarding positive encouraging environments -- which can only enhance a student's academic success.

Judi Clark

A related link: Improving the Graduate School Environment for Women in Computer Science

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