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UW CSE celebrates ~30 women headed to Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

hopper_edited-1On Thursday evening, UW CSE women faculty, staff, alumni, and friends celebrated ~30 UW CSE women students headed to the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – the world’s largest gathering of women technologists.

UW CSE Ph.D. alumna Lauren Bricker, who has taught computer science for the past decade at Seattle’s Lakeside School following a career in the tech industry, spoke to the students about her experience working in the field, her experience opening the eyes of young women to the wonders of the field, and her experience attending the Grace Hopper conference. UW CSE’s Raven Alexander, Elise deGoede Dorough, and Ed Lazowska also addressed the group.

UW CSE is recognized as a leader in encouraging women to pursue bachelors degrees in computer science – winner, in 2015, of the inaugural NCWIT Award for Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing.