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

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

Carnegie Mellon Student Awarded Scholarship to Grace Hopper Celebration

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) student Kanupriya Tavri was awarded a full scholarship to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Fellow INI student Hong Guo will also attend the conference in Atlanta, Georgia, with a full scholarship.

Kanupriya Tavri is enrolled in Carnegie Mellon’s Information Networking Institute (INI) bicoastal program for her Master of Science in Information Technology (INI-MSIT). In addition to her studies, Tavri is actively involved in the CMU community. Her award-winning essay mentions her involvement as Social Chair with Women at INI (WINI). “In order to further spread the awareness and popularity of WINI, I created a WINI Facebook page to share upcoming events, pictures, and increase interaction among WINI members. These social gatherings serve as a great platform for the women to share their thoughts, concerns, and knowledge about the latest developments in various technologies.”

Tavri also stays involved through other activities, including helping incoming students, and even candidates who are exploring the INI-MSIT program. “After understanding the great value of the MSIT bicoastal program,” she says, “I have been assisting all incoming candidates and urge them to choose this program over other options.”

Regarding her participation at the Grace Hopper Celebration, Tavri says, “This opportunity will help me represent CMU-INI, specifically the Silicon Valley campus, and spread awareness about WINI. The Grace Hopper Celebration will also enable me to network with big brands in technical domain.”