UO CIS Students Attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Students from the Computer and Information Science Department attended the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, this year from November 9-12 in Portland, OR. The Grace Hopper Celebration is a combination technical research conference, career fair, and forum for discussion of women in computing. It is the largest conference of its kind, last year attracting over 2000 attendees from around the globe.
The UO Women in Computer Science (WICS) group secured conference funding for all UO CIS graduate and undergraduate students who submitted a statement of interest. Five of the students attended the conference on a departmental scholarship that covers registration and hotel accomodations, and one student was funded by Professor Kevin Butler. Scholarship recipients will share their Grace Hopper Celebration experiences at a formal departmental presentation Wednesday, November 16.