Ten female students from
the ATLAS Technology, Arts
and Media program, the new
Master of Science in Information
Technology for Development,
and the Ph.D. program in
Technology, Media and Society
were among ATLAS
representatives at the 2010
Grace Hopper Celebration of
Women and Computing in October in Atlanta.
The event is the premier annual gathering of technical women from industry, academia and government laboratories, drawing approximately 2,000 people.
There is equal emphasis on technical skills and community building, including structured mentoring programs and awards designed to promote the visibility of up-and-coming female technologists from around the world.
ATLAS was one of three Gold Academic Sponsors of the conference. ATLAS director John Bennett and master’s program director Revi Sterling have attended the conference for several years. Sterling has chaired many past conference committees.
The event is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and IT (ABI), an organization with close links to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, whose national headquarters is located in ATLAS.