WICS High School Day for Girls

The University of Pennsylvania Women in Computer Science (WICS) student organization aims to foster a community for the women in tech at Penn – including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Biology, Digital Media Design and Networked and Social Systems Engineering. Our purpose is to support and promote women in CS by encouraging discussion and raising awareness regarding issues surrounding women in computer science.

Each year, the CIS Department and WICS host a day for girls in high school who are interested in computer science and engineering to show students what computer scientists and engineers do, and to encourage them to study these subjects in college.

This event is FREE, includes snacks and lunch, and will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020.



Registration for WICS High School Day for Girls is closed. 

WICS Parental Consent Form must also be completed and returned to Rita Powell


8:00-8:30 AM: Registration in Levine lobby
8:45 AM: Meet our computer science and engineering faculty and students
10:10 AM: Admissions at Penn
10:45 AM: Snack break
11:00 AM: VIP tours of Computer Science and Engineering labs
12:00 PM: Attend a class
1:00 PM: Lunch with WICS
2:00 PM: Q&A with Penn women students
2:30 PM: End of Program

Photos from a previous event


Metered street parking is usually limited to two or three hours and costs $2.50 per hour.

Parking garages are located at 34th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.

If you have questions, please contact Rita Powell. WICS  High School Day for Girls was made possible by a Microsoft Research seed grant through the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT).