The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) for Women and Technology has announced that Cisco, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems will be among the sponsors for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) scholarship program. The scholarships provide undergraduate and graduate students — particularly domestic and international students, minorities, and students with disabilities — with money to offset the expenses they incur by attending the Grace Hopper Celebration.
The four-day technical conference, jointly produced by ABI and ACM, is being held in Tucson, Ariz., from Sept. 30-Oct. 30. The conference highlights the research and career interests of women in computing, and will give attendees an opportunity to network and to participate in technical and career development and mentoring activities.
"Retention of young technical women is crucial to meeting the growing need for technical talent," says ABI's Jody Mahoney. "ABI saw that 79 percent of scholarship recipients from last year believed that attending the conference had a positive impact on their commitment to a technology career."
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