Haskell Workshop with WiCS alum!

This past Sunday, we invited our very own WiCS Residential alum Qiao (Rachel) Han to lead a coding workshop that exposed participants to a fascinating functional programming called Haskell. Prior to the workshop, we had the opportunity to indulge in Sabrina Cafe’s signature French toasts (yum yum!), as well as to learn about Rachel’s background…

WiCS Discussion with Profs. Kafai and Weirich

On Saturday March 17th around lunchtime, students and professors gathered to have a really interesting discussion about all sorts of topics ranging from being a woman in a STEM field to the general stressful environment at Penn, and what we can do about it. This was one of my favorite events–it’s really not every day…

STWiCS Bake-athon 2017

Once again, members of WiCS and STWing got together at Marta’s apartment to make all sorts of delicious chocolate recipes (see beautiful picture of Brazilian brigadeiros above). There was also pound cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and chocolate cake. A great way to destress during midterm season!

WiCS Takes Restaurant Week!

Ahi tuna dumplings? Check. Mini duck rolls? Check. And those were just the appetizers. WiCS kicked off the year by eating out at Spice 28 during Restaurant Week. While dining on yummy dishes like dry pot chicken and green tea mochi ice cream, new members and upperclassmen alike got to catch up and get to know…

Benedict Brown Dinner Discussion

The first WiCS dinner discussion with Professor Benedict Brown–the CIS 110 professor– was a huge success! As we dined on delicious food from Hummus, we listened to him discuss his career path and current projects. As of that time, he was working on digital restoration of antique pieces. Professor Brown was one of my professors…

Winter PennApps 2016

The second Penn-hosted hackathon of the year was almost like a miniature of the first (it’s hard to beat an event held at the Wells Fargo Center, after all). To me, however, it was a much more intimate and rewarding experience. This time around, I teamed up with Penn seniors Sally Kong, Carter Tilghman, and Vincent…

WiCS Brunch & Brainstorms

About a month ago, us members of the WiCS Residential Program had our first (and hopefully not last!) Brunch && Brainstorm session! At 11 AM on September 26th, we gathered on the Mirage rooftop lounge armed with pancake mix, Nutella, raspberries, scallops, rice…you get the picture. Everyone helped make food, and afterwards we ate, discussed…