William and Mary Digest May 22

William and Mary Digest May 22

Computing mentorship for girls wins global service award for second year in a row

The College of William and Mary’s Society of Women in Computing has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for its efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing. It is the second year in a row the society has won this award.

“These young women embody the William and Mary spirit of giving back,” said Evgenia Smirni, who serves as the S.P. Chockley Professor of Computer Science. “With this award, computer science marks with a very high note the end of the celebration of 100 years of co-education at the...