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This week the 9th Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing opens in Tucson, Ariz. The event is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It's the largest technical conference for women in computing; junior women especially can use the opportunity to connect with their colleagues and establish mentoring relationships. All women benefit from the increased visibility for their contributions to the field.
The College of Computing at Georgia Tech has been an active participant in and sponsor of Grace Hopper for many years; nearly 20 of our students, faculty and staff are attending the conference this year. Many of our women (13, to be exact) are winners of the prestigious Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship that is presented at Grace Hopper. This year we will showcase these women and their accomplishments as students and alumni, as well as honor our female faculty. This website, and our Grace Hopper conference booth, are devoted to both!
Defining the New Face of Computing
The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is defining what we call "the new face of computing." This means a lot of things to us. It means lifelong, relevant education focused on combining student interests and real-world needs. It means engaging in measurable, sustainable research that has real-world impact. It means ignoring disciplinary boundaries, something not all universities do.
It also means, literally, "a new face." The computing discipline cannot be fully successful without more women. Diversity of thought is integral to the field of computer science in reaching its full potential. As evidenced by more than 30 female faculty, researchers and instructors, and a graduate computer science program that is 20 percent women, we have an overwhelmingly successful support organization and network that’s helped make us a top destination for the field's most promising students and world-class faculty.