All this week individuals and organizations around the globe have been celebrating the contributions of women and using this occasion to focus on improving conditions for women in social, economic, and political realms.
We're very excited that the next Grace Hopper Celebration in Computing (GHC) will take place right here in Colorado, October 1-4, at the Keystone Resort. If anything beats the beauty of Rocky Mountain aspens turning gold in the fall, it's the sight of 1,200+ women gathered together to celebrate their love of technology.
On February 14, 1946, ENIAC – the world's first digital electronic computer – was unveiled. ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. It was the world's first operational, general-purpose, electronic digital computer, developed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Pearson, one of the leading education publishers, is seeking participants to serve on its Pearson Student Advisory Board (PSAB). This is an incredible professional opportunity for undergrads to earn a $1,000 stipend, travel to Boston and other cities (all expenses paid), gain valuable business experience, receive complimentary textbooks, and develop a wide network of contacts.
A few years ago I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a major in English Lit. When I tell people I now work in the tech industry (and have started several successful businesses since graduation), they're often flabbergasted.
Are you a senior undergrad or a graduate student studying computer science? Are you passionate about your work, and using computing to make the world a better place? How about a $10,000 scholarship from Google to encourage you?
I caught up on some reading over the holidays. In particular, [begin link /who.staff.joanne.html]Joanne Cohoon[end link] sent me an article entitled "[begin link /pdf/Weinberger_IEEE.pdf]Just Ask! Why Surveyed Women Did Not Pursue IT Courses or Careers[end link]", by Catherine J. Weinberger. Although published in the Spring 2004 issue of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, it was new to me.
This brief paper concludes the Gender and IT Entrepreneurship project that we conducted for NCWIT with support from the Kauffman Foundation. In this final paper, we present a high-level overview of our four summaries of social science scholarship on women's underrepresentation and the conditions that promote women's success as IT entrepreneurs, and we conclude with suggestions for a research agenda.