The Department of Computer Science's dedication to bringing as many students as we can to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is a source of pride for our department. Each year we manage to send more and more students, yet we still fall short of sending everyone who wants to attend. We need your help to achieve our goal of sending everyone who wants to attend.
This year we hope to prepare the next generation of female computer scientists by sending over 30 students to the conference this year!
GHC helps women students envision a satisfying and successful career in the field of computing. This department encourages our students to attend GHC to demonstrate and reiterate our commitment to increasing the number of women pursuing and receiving degrees in computing and because of the powerful impact of the conference. As a department we are always looking to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities. In addition to GHC, we also send students to the National Society of Black Engineers conference and a variety of other diversity related events each year.
The students attending GHC are surrounded by a supportive community of women with whom they can network, share experiences, seek advice, and render advice. They attend seminars and hear notable women speakers who are considered the best at what they do. Past speakers include Melinda Gates and Anita Hill. The conference provides an amazing opportunity for students to meet industry leaders in top tech companies. These companies are there to interview students in hopes of recruiting them. In past years, many of our students had the opportunity to get interviews and more than a few have gotten job offers on the spot. We hope to continue this trend each year with your help!
We feel that every CS student wishing to attend this conference should have the opportunity to do so, regardless of economic background.
Thank you in advance for any contribution you can make to help empower the next generation of women computer scientists at Tufts!!