STWiCS Bakathon

Every Valentine’s Week, WiCS and STWing come together at our Faculty Master Jorge and Marta’s place for a Bakathon. This year we made a loooooooooot more treats than ever before: Oreo Truffles Snicker Doodles Rosemary Cookies Brownies Banana Bread Chocolate Dipped Strawberries It took us about 5 hours to bake everything… but we had a…

Movie Night: Miss Representation

By Wenli Zhao The documentary, Miss Representation, was a haunting analysis of the present situation of women in media. Women are over sexualized and objectified in media, from news journalism to television to movies. Media objectifies women to sell products. Telling young girls their value lies in their physical appearance leaves young girls insecure and…

Virtual Reconstruction of David Rittenhouse’s 1771 Orrery

David Rittenhouse’s 1771 orrery is a physical model of the solar system and is known for its sophisticated mechanical design at its time. To demonstrate its functionality freely without the possibility of damaging this antique, we proposed to design and develop an interactive virtual reconstruction of the Rittenhouse Orrery. Our goal is to re-introduce the…

Camp W.i(CS);

by Sally Kong Camp W.i(CS); is a new initiative that my residential program, WiCS, started this year to encourage high school girls from neighboring schools to pursue Computer Science. We started the camp with two hands-on workshops on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Art which were led by me and Trisha. The Artificial Intelligence workshop introduced…

Maker Faire 2014

by Rachel Han On Saturday September 20th, some students in Women in Computer Science Residential Program and the faculty member in the residential house went to New York for the wonderful annual Maker Faire. New York Maker Faire 2014 had 7 different topics and interactive regions: the main auditorium, the maker live stage, the maker…