Health & Safety

  • Planned Parenthood
    There are multiple locations in the Eugene/Springfield area.

  • Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

  • UO Health Center

  • UO Women's Center
    The mission of the ASUO Women's Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for the women at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change and the end of oppression and by supporting personal growth.

  • Womenspace
    We believe that each person has the right to lead a life free from violence and fear of abuse. All people have the desire and capacity to control their lives. We help people who are in difficult and abusive situations, empowering adults and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Career

  • Local Technology Companies and Branches
    • Silicon Shire — A list of all the tech companies in Eugene and Springfield, with a map and links to hiring pages.

  • Career & Development

Status of Women in Computer Science

  • A Data Science Cheat Sheet
    This is an abridged look at data sciences from many angles. It also features a video of Hillary Mason giving her Web 2.0 Expo keynote.

  • What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?
    ELLEN SPERTUS, a graduate student at M.I.T., wondered why the computer camp she had attended as a girl had a boy-girl ratio of six to one. And why were only 20 percent of computer science undergraduates at M.I.T. female? read more...

  • Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing
    When there were no opportunities for women in the sciences, it was assumed they had no aptitude for the work. Even today, our tendency is to explain the gender gap by pointing out cognitive differences between men and women, overlooking the powerful societal pressures that guide young people into--and away from--certain careers.

  • Women in Technology - O'Reilly
    This series is comprised of articles written by women on the topic of "Women in Technology," which will run through September. My hope is that the myriad of experiences you read about here will showcase how valuable it is to hear from different women at all stages of their careers and lives.

  • Women in Computer Science: The Carnegie Mellon Experience, Lenore Blum

  • A Study of Barriers to Women in Undergrad. CS, Greg Scragg and Jesse Smith

  • Anita Borg Podcasts
    September 26, 2008 Telle Whitney, CEO, and Jody Mahoney, VP of Business Development, of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology were interviewed at Cisco talking about the importance of diverse, cross functional teams.

  • Women in Gaming and Virtual Worlds
    (March 13, 2008) Panel exploring the role of women as users, creators and characters in the world of video gaming.

  • Rails Podcast - Roundtable Women in Development
    Jen May Wu, Dr. Ana Nelson, Liz Summerfield, Sandy Metz, Carmelyne Thompson, Cynthia Kaiser, and Desi McAdam discuss the state of women in open source programming.

  • Rails Podcast - Roundtable Women in Development II
    Part 2 - Jen May Wu, Dr. Ana Nelson, Liz Summerfield, Sandy Metz, Carmelyne Thompson, Cynthia Kaiser, and Desi McAdam discuss the state of women in open source programming.

Resources for Undergrads thinking about Grad School

Resources for Women in Technology

  • Groups and Organizations
    • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
      We are women technologists. We use technology to connect our communities. We create technology because it is who we are – intelligent, creative and driven. We lead with compassion and a belief in inclusion. We develop competitive products and find solutions to problems that impact our lives, our nation, our world. Together, through the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), we are inventing a better future. Working with men that believe in our mission, we are changing the world for women and technology.

    • Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
      An action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.

    • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
      CSTA is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.

    • FEMBOT: gender, new media, & technology
      Fembot is a collaborative of faculty, graduate students and librarians promoting research on gender, new media and technology. The Fembot community spans North America and Asia and encourages interdisciplinary and international participation.

    • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
      ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.

    • National Center for Women in Technology
      A coalition of more than 170 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in information technology (IT).

    • UO Alliance of Graduate Students for Diversity

    • UO Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS)
      For almost 40 years CSWS has funded feminist scholarship at the University of Oregon. Our mission is simple: we create, fund, and share research that addresses the complicated nature of gender identities and inequalities.

    • UO Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC)
      CoDaC primarily serves faculty, academic units, and student affairs offices in higher education. We work with individual faculty to increase their capacity to work effectively with a diverse student body and we work with campus units (departments, colleges, and student affairs) to foster multicultural organizational development.

    • UO LGBTQA
      We hope this site informs, engages, and connects the UO LGBTQIA community. We strive to include all resources we are aware of that relate to sexual orientation and gender identity along with referrals to other social justice and ally building resources. Please refer to linked sites for more information as you need.

    • UO Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS)
      The Women in Graduate Science organization at the University of Oregon focuses on the development of women within interdisciplinary sciences to become successful scientists.

    • UO Women in Math Project

    • UO Women's Center
      The mission of the ASUO Women's Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for the women at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change and the end of oppression and by supporting personal growth.

  • Programs and Scholarships
    • Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)
      Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) was known as the Distributed Mentor Project (DMP) prior to 2009. The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. This highly selective program matches promising undergraduate women and underrepresented groups with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution. Students are directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

    • Various computer science related scholarships at www.ComputerScienceDegree.com

  • Conferences
    • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
      The Grace Hopper Celebration is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities.

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