Women in Computer Science Club

Boston University

Some Statistics

18 % CS/IT degrees earned by women
53 % of women leave the tech industry (vs 31% of men)
7 % of parters at top VC firms are women
11 % of executive positions held by women at Silicon Valley companies

About Us

Women in Computer Science Club at Boston University is designed to encourage women to participate fully in Computer Science by providing a supportive community, informing members about national computing events, drawing a focus on women in technology, offering mentorship via study groups, social activities, networking opportunities and professional events.

Getting Involved

Check out our calendar to find out more on future meetings and activities. The best way to follow what we are up to is through subscribing to our newsletter list and joining our Facebook group. You could also follow us on Instagram! Our email address is wics@bu.edu.


We are open to corporate sponsorship. With your support, we can conduct additional programming aimed at outreach and community-building internal events. Become a sponsor and make the tech industry a more inclusive and welcoming community along with us!
If you are interested, please follow this link to our sponsorship document.

WiCS E-Board | Splash 2017

President | Jennie Nguyen

Jennie will be graduating in May of 2020. She has worked in applications development at Boston Medical Center and enjoys working on apps in her free time. As a member of the E-board, she hopes to share her love for the field of computer science and to help other women feel more confident in a male dominated field. Her email address is jennien [at] bu.edu

Vice-President | Janice He

Janice will be graduating May of 2020. She took a gap year before Boston University, taking IT training and then interning at the Harvard Business School. She is currently a coding instructor at CodingButterfly and has been filmed making coding tutorials. Her email is jkwhe [at] bu.edu

Treasurer | Olivia Polos

Olivia will be graduating in May of 2021 with a major in computer science and a minor in economics. Along with treasurer of WiCS she serves as VP of corporate relations for FinTech BU. A fan of the energy in early stage tech, Olivia worked as the Cleantech Open Northeast’s innovation fellow for the summer. For fun, she is on the BU club ski racing team. She hopes to continue to encourage girls to get involved in STEM, and cannot wait to continue her career in the field. Her email is odp31 [at] bu.edu

Secretary | Kelly Ruan

Kelly will be graduating in May of 2021. Her passions include teaching and programming. She works as a teaching assistant for an introductory CS course during the school year and interned on the Google Ads team this past summer. Her email is kruan [at] bu.edu.

Head of Operations | Delaine Rogers

Delaine is a junior double majoring in computer science and math. She has previously interned at Cloudera in Silicon Valley and Comcast’s Freewheel in New York. In her spare time she likes to write, scout for food spots, read, and catch up on dramas. Her email address is darogers [at] bu.edu.

Event Coordinator | Zhixing Che

Zhixing will be graduating May of 2022. She is hopeful for the possibilities technology brings to businesses and social enterprises. She worked as a Data Analyst Intern for the non-profit charity: water last summer. Her email address is zche [at] bu.edu.

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