Last year, the GHC 2015 conference was again in Houston, Texas on October 19 through October 21. Get a sneak peek of our interesting experience in the video below.
In 2014, we sent 15 students to the Grace Hopper Celebration in Phoenix, Arizona. A variety of sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduate students attended the conference. Many of our girls went prepared for the job fair and several returned from the event with interview opportunities and internship acceptances.
The University of Rochester is one of 15 schools selected by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in computing, and Harvey Mudd College to participate in a new program designed to increase the percentage of undergraduate computer science majors who are female or students of color.
Through the Building, Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative, the U of R will receive $30,000 per year for three years to implement programs that will help attract women and underrepresented minorities to the computer science program at Rochester. The 15 colleges and universities selected for the BRAID initiative have committed to implementing a number of approaches that have demonstrated success at Harvey Mudd College and other institutions with diverse computer science programs.
BRAID is supported by three-year funding commitments from Facebook, Google, Intel and Microsoft. Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd, and Telle Whitney, president and CEO of ABI, will lead the BRAID initiative.