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UW CSE Ph.D. alumna A.J. Brush of Microsoft Research to lead CRA-W virtual town hall

AJ BrushUW CSE alumna A.J. Brush (Ph.D., ’02) is kicking off the CRA-W’s new series of virtual undergraduate town halls on Thursday, October 8th at 2:00 pm with a talk on inventing technology for homes and families.

The CRA-W virtual town hall series offers undergraduate students an opportunity to interact with leading women in the field of computing and get answers to their questions on topics ranging from how to get involved in undergraduate research, to professional development, to how to prepare for graduate school.

A.J., who focuses on human-computer interaction and co-leads the Lab of Things project at Microsoft Research, is a terrific role model for young women contemplating a career in computing. She serves as co-chair of CRA-W, a committee of the national Computing Research Association that works to increase the number of women engaged in computing research. In 2010, A.J. was recognized with the Borg Early Career Award for her positive contributions to the advancement of women in computing.

In a happy coincidence, A.J.’s town hall will be followed later in the day by a reception for women of the UW CSE community – an annual tradition in advance of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Learn more and register to participate in the virtual town hall here.