Associate Professor of Computer Science Lindsay Jamieson, three St. Mary’s College computer science majors – Madison Jones ’18, Savannah Bergen ’18, and Jennifer Mince ’19 – and alumna Jennifer Keller ’16 recently attended the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The conference is the largest gathering of women in technology, hosting over 18,000 attendees. The three St. Mary’s College students won competitive scholarships to participate in the conference, and in addition to attending talks by Melinda Gates, Debbie Sterling, and other luminaries in the technology sector, they also earned interviews with technology firms like Microsoft, Northrup Grumman and USAA.
The computer science program at St. Mary’s College supports women and other underrepresented groups in computer science, making sure that students get similar experiences. Attendance at the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is planned for the future.