Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2004
Women@IT: Graduate Education, The Next Big Thing
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The Fifth Grace Hopper Celebration: Making History, celebrating the impact of women - past, present, and future - on computing
For Grace Hopper 2004 in Chicago we focused on graduate education with a 3 part presentation. The next generation of CS/IT professionals, drawn from upcoming IT students, will shape the future of this field. Thus, it is critical to attract and promote students who will be future leaders and visionaries and bring diverse perspectives to the table. The theme of our proposed session is: increasing the pool of women students in graduate CS/IT programs and positioning them to become future university CS/IT faculty and leaders in the field.
Faculty and graduate students presented a program of strategies for recruitment, retention and community building at the graduate level. We focused in particular on the Graduate Outreach Roadshow, a potential model for other institutions, in the hope of encouraging discussion about the overall feasibility, effectiveness, and appropriateness of this and other strategies for involving women in CS/IT at the graduate level.
For the final part of the program faculty members, Anastassia
(Computer Science) and Bernardine Dias (Robotics), joined the other
presenters to discuss the dynamics, issues and challenges involved in the
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