SoC Women Attend Grace Hopper Celebration Conference

October 27, 2016

With nine undergraduates and five graduate students, the School of Computing (SoC) had a record number of attendees at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing conference. The conference was held in Houston October 19-21st, 2016 .

Four of the undergraduate women who attended received scholarships from GHC, each scholarship provided with a travel stipend, registration to the conference and a meal card.

The GHC conference provides attendees a great opportunity to connect with other women in computing and innovative organizations, hear stories from peers and experts and get quality career advice. This year, the SoC was a Bronze sponsor for the event, which hosts over 15,000 attendees over the three-day conference.

“Grace Hopper opened my eyes to sub-fields of computer science I didn’t even know existed. As someone set on pursuing a graduate degree, it really helped to show me what I can focus on in the future,” said Stephanie Georges, an undergraduate student in the School of Computing.

The conference was co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney (B.S. ’78, University of Utah) in 1994 and was inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

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