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Computer Science



Computer Science is the fastest growing field of study at Western. The discipline is exciting, socially impactful, and provides many challenging, rewarding, and lucrative jobs for graduates to pursue. Faculty specialize in areas such as Game Programming, Mobile Application Development, Machine Learning, Technology for Social Good, and Cybersecurity and ethics. The computer science department is committed to promoting economic, gender, and racial diversity within the department and the field at-large. Graduates are working as software engineers at places like Amazon, Microsoft, or Google. Some are involved with startup companies or data science positions. Others choose to pursue advanced graduate work in computer science. 


We care about providing Computer Science students with the best support during their time at WWU. During these uncertain times, it is imperative to continue to provide our students with opportunities to network with professionals, present at conferences, and attend workshops. These opportunities may be presented in different platforms and in a virtual world, however your support to the CS Department will continue support the education and future of Computer Science students.

 Read about previous Scholarship Award Winners and the impact of such a scholarship:


Donation/Fund Choices:


Computer Science Department Fund: Enables club activities, field trips to local and regional tech companies, and guest lectures.

CS Student Conference & Travel Support Fund: Enables undergraduate and graduate students travel support for conferences and workshops resulting from student research projects mentored by faculty.

Computer Science Association for Gender Inclusion in Computing: Enables outreach and student activities organized by the Association for Gender Inclusion in Computing (formerly AWC), who seek to build an empowering environment for minorities in Computer Science by providing opportunities for outreach, leadership, mentoring, and professional networking.


Dr. James Johnson Memorial Endowment: Endowed by a generous gift from the family of first department chair, Dr. Johnson, to be used for student support.


WWU CS Students & Faculty at Grace Hopper Conference Fall 2019.

Made possible by generous donations to the Computer Science Association for Gender Inclusion and Computing.



Computer Science Matching Challenge!
Generous alumnus Chris Reedy has matched the first $2,000 given to the Computer Science department! Thank you!
$2,000 MATCHED
HUB International Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, HUB International, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
New Grad Challenge!
Thank you! Generous gifts from new grads have unlocked an additional $3,000 in funds!
$3,000 MATCHED
Top Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize Area of Support Donors
1 $1,000 Club Sports 420
2 $1,000 College of Business and Economics 381
3 $1,000 Athletics 377
4 $1,000 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 310
5 $1,000 College of Science and Engineering 199
Map of Current Computer Science Donors
Rank State Gifts
1 WA 44
2 CA 5
3 NV 2
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