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Student, Professor Attend National Women in Computing Conference

Computer science major Sulochana Bramhacharya ’13 received a Aruba Networks scholarship to attend the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Baltimore, MD. She was selected from a competitive pool of more than 1,000 applicants, and attended Oct. 3-6, 2012, with professor of computer science Ellen Walker.

The annual four-day event featured more than 400 speakers from academia, industry and government. The event included an Open Source Day and Code-a-thon for Humanity, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Systers, the largest global online community for technical women, and a multi-day career fair consisting of over 110 companies promoting open computer science and engineering positions at all levels.

Bramhacharya was among 320 college undergraduates, graduates and post doctoral studies students who received scholarships to attend this year’s event. More than 3,600 people from 42 countries attended overall.

The world’s largest gathering of women in computing in industry, academia, and government, GHC is a four-day technical conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. For more information, go to www.gracehopper.org.

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