Grace Hopper 2010 – From the GT CoC Dean

“Dear Faculty, Staff & Students,

For several years now, the College has been involved with the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The event is a collection of conferences that together promote, enhance and laud the accomplishments of women in computing and related technical fields.

This year, Grace Hopper will be held in Atlanta, Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, and the College of Computing is a gold-level academic sponsor. Several of our faculty are speaking at conference workshops: Amy Bruckman, Beki Grinter, Mary Jean Harrold, Beth Mynatt and Ellen Zegura. Speaking also are graduate students/recent grads Jill Dimond and Erika Poole (starting this fall as assistant professor at Penn State, but we still claim her!). Also the College will be working hand in hand with Grace Hopper staff to publicize the conference (and CoC’s involvement) to both local and national media.

I write with two goals: First, to make you aware of this important event and the College’s central role. And two, to urge our students to attend. To defray registration costs, there will be some 20 to 30 scholarship opportunities. More details about those scholarships will be distributed next week.

For any questions about the College and Grace Hopper, contact Jennifer Whitlow in the Office of Outreach, Enrollment and Community.

Congratulations to all of those who are speaking at Grace Hopper, and I look forward to hearing stories from all those who attend!

Best regards,

Zvi Galil

John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing”

~ by Candis on July 29, 2010.

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