The AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) scholarship was recently awarded to Shruti Siva Kumar, BME Ph.D. student, to attend the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, Texas this September.
The GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery.
Grace Hopper was a trailblazing computer scientist, was instrumental in the development of the computer language COBOL, inventor of the first compiler (software that coverts computer languages into code a computer processor can understand) and an admiral in the U.S. Navy.
To honor her memory, women in the fields of science, technology engineering and mathematics gather at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The three-day conference is the largest gathering of women technologists in the world. The conference offers career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.