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ECSWomen at Grace Hopper Celebration 2009

Published: 1 October 2009

Six students from the School are attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, being held this year in Tucson, Arizona.

The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton is a major sponsor of the annual event, which is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront and which attracts participants from around the world. The ECS students attending, led by Professor Dame Wendy Hall, are: Noura Abbas, Asma Ounnas, Anna Asanowicz, Zurina Muda, Salma Noor, Carly Wilson, and Maria Kikelomo Apampa; all have Anita Borg conference scholarships. ECS EngD student Clare Hooper is also attending the conference and giving a presentation. The students are also representing the School’s active ECSWomen group – and are recounting their experiences at GCI in a daily blog.

The Grace Hopper Celebrations are a programme of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. In 2006 Dame Wendy Hall received the Anita Borg Award for Technical Leadership at that year’s Celebration. She is currently the President of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest organization for computing professionals.

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel. 023 8059 5453

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