29 Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration student scholars
The Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) is the "world’s largest gathering of women technologists". This year the Computing & Software Systems Division awarded 29 undergraduate and graduate students a scholarship to attend the virtual conference. Students joined a community of thought leaders, students, and experts in technology to learn, network, and be inspired together to achieve intersectional gender and pay parity in tech. vGHC is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with the Association of Computing Machinery.
UW Bothell Graduate Certificate Programs Make a Difference in the Lives of Women in Engineering
Jennifer Kolar had more than 20 years of engineering experience but wanted to enhance her skills; Kelsey Stemm was looking to make a career pivot from human embryology to software engineering. Jennifer’s desire to add to her toolset and Kelsey’s career change led them in the same direction: graduate certificates at the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations provided Jennifer (GCEEF ’20) with the updated industry knowledge to thrive in her role as vice president of engineering at Monsoon Solutions. Read their story on the Society of Women in Engineering blog.