Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing

The Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing (OCWiC) is a biennial conference that gives college women the opportunity to explore careers in IT, to network with other young women and to meet possible mentors. OCWiC inspires women to complete their studies in computing by expanding their awareness of career possibilities and learning from women leaders from business, industry and academia. As a sponsor of this conference for 2023, the School of Emerging Media and Technology is offering scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Kent State students who wish to attend.

Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing
Feb. 24-25, 2023
Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, OH

To Apply for a Scholarship

Applications close Jan. 18, 2023.

Apply here

You may take one of two approaches:

  1. Write a brief statement describing your career goals and why you want to attend. Submit your scholarship application.
  2.  Submit a poster or short talk proposal for the conference. The OCWiC provides information about submitting your work
    • NOTE: The deadline for poster/paper submissions has been extended to December 9. If you are planning to submit something, please let us know via your application. Please indicate whether you would like feedback on your idea. 


Scholarship awards are available for undergraduate and graduate Kent State students. All applications will be reviewed for clarity of connection between conference themes and applicant’s goals for attending. We expect to fund all students who apply, but space is limited. If necessary, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come basis, so apply as soon as you can.

All students with an accepted poster or short talk will receive a scholarship.


For accepted students, transportation, registration, and overnight accommodations will be covered by scholarships. Students will be placed in double rooms unless they require special accommodations. Single rooms are available for an additional fee for those students who do not require special accommodations.

The conference will be held in-person in Huron, Ohio, on Friday, Feb 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023.