|Computer science student Simona Rosenberg sporting Google Glass, with Megan Smith, the VP of Google[x].|
They rubbed shoulders (and got their picture taken) with the likes of the senior vice president of knowledge at Google, Alan Eustace, and Megan J. Smith, vice president of Google[x], the company's division that develops leading edge products, including Google Glass.
A large group of UC San Diego students and alumni attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Oct. 2 to 5 in Minneapolis. In fact, UC San Diego was in the top 10 schools for the number of students registered for the event.
Many of them were there to cheer on Christine Alvarado, a computer science professor at the Jacobs School, who received an award for her innovative teaching practices to attract girls and women to math, computing and engineering. Alvarado received a $5000 prize from the Anita Borg Institute. The prize and award are named for A. Richard Newton, the former dean of the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley.
|Christine Alvarado, a computer science professor at the Jacobs School, receives the A. Richard Newton Education Award at the Grace Hopper Celebration.|
Thank you for WIC@UCSD for sharing their pictures of the event!
|From left: Meera Ramakrishnan, Google senior VP of knowledge Alan Eustace and Huang Li. The two Jacobs School students are officers in the WIC@UCSD student organization.|
|Students from WIC@UCSD at the Grace Hopper Celebration.|
|Jacobs School students and alums at the Grace Hopper Celebration.|