AWICS - Rubies Program
Shown above from top to bottom: the AWICS faculty sponsor, Nancy Amato,
and three generations of AWICS peer mentors/mentees (Lydia -> Swapnil -> Olga)
About the program:
The Rubies Program is for and by female students in the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University.The program
aids female undergraduate students and first year female graduate students by
assigning them a volunteer female "mentor" who is a currently enrolled student
in the department. This mentor is an unofficial source of information about
the college, department, and university; she will be responsible for being generally
available to answer questions and to help with any concerns that her "mentee"
might have at Texas A&M University. Mentors and Mentees will meet throughout the year and are invited to participate in large
group socials hosted by AWICS.
All female undergraduate and graduate students
are invited to participate in the program: the undergraduate students and the new graduate students as "mentees"
and the current ones as "mentors". Pairings are
made based on shared interests.
Computer Science & Engineering Student Mentoring Award:
The Student Mentoring Award is an annual departmental award that is presented
at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering's Awards Banquet each
spring and is coordinated and financially sponsored by AWICS.This award is
presented to the undergraduate or graduate student for demonstrating
excellence in mentoring and for encouraging and supporting other students
both inside and outside the classroom. Nominations for the mentoring award
are accepted in the Spring semester of each Academic Year. Nominations can be
brief (1-2 paragraphs), but are most compelling if specific details are
included. Letters of support can be included.
- 2013: Jory Denny
- 2012: Aalap Tripathy
- 2011: Harshvardhan
- 2010: Derek Leonard
- 2009: Brian Eoff
- 2008: Shawna Thomas
- 2007: Meg Davis
- 2006: Olga Tkachyshyn Pearce
- 2005: Kreshna Gopal
- 2004: J. Michael Moore
- 2003: Timmie Smith
- 2002: Lydia Tapia