Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Awarded to Carnegie Mellon Student-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Awarded to Carnegie Mellon Student-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Awarded to Carnegie Mellon Student

Student Hong Guo of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and Information Networking Institute's MSIT bicoastal program was awarded a full scholarship to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The Grace Hopper Celebration is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields.

Evaluation criteria for scholarship candidates includes academic achievement, potential in the field, and stand-out essays. An estimated 900 women applied for a scholarship. “I’m ecstatic to win the scholarship so that I can attend my first Grace Hopper conference at the end of September,” said Hong. “I can’t wait to meet with other women who share the same passion for information technology, especially those who’ve already made great contributions in industrial, academic and government communities.”

Regarding her participation in the bicoastal program, Hong said, “Getting into this program is one of the greatest decisions I have made. I’ve attended some amazing lectures at CMU and built my professional knowledge. More importantly, I’ve met many great people in this field.”

“The Silicon Valley campus is very special due to its geographic location,” continues Hong. “Whenever you have a great idea, you can easily get help from the most experienced professors, as well as reach out to people working in the industry. The bicoastal program has helped me gain many fantastic opportunities, including the Grace Hopper Celebration scholarship.”

Hong Guo completed coursework in Silicon Valley this summer and currently interns at Verizon on the east coast.