grace_hopper_celebration_imageThis year, Women In Computing (WiC) brought 11 students from NU to the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing to Minneapolis, MN  on October 2 - 5, 2013.

The Wildcats were represented by 3 full scholarship recipients, 7 undergrads, a master's student, and 3 grad students.

Seda Ogrenci Memik, Associate Professor and WiC Faculty Chair, said, "Our department has been a supporter and sponsor of the Grace Hopper Conference for several years.

I am happy to say that this year we had the highest number of participants from EECS at Grace Hopper. Thanks for the efforts of the student officers of WiC, who widely publicized the event and took the leadership to plan the trip to Minneapolis."

The mission of WiC is to provide an academic, social, and pre-professional network to help connect and support their undergraduate females interested in computer science and related fields at Northwestern University.

Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Of Women In Computing Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.

Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. Top researchers present their work while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields.

Congrats, ladies, on your achievement and good luck at next year's conference in Arizona!