UP student selected as Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar

Posted on June 04, 2012

The Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by Google in honour of Dr Anita Borg, who devoted her life to promote the presence of women in technology and who founded the Institute for Women in Technology in 1997. Through the scholarship, Anita’s Legacy lives on by supporting women in computer science and related areas as well as by recognising the next generation of women leaders in technology.
Multiple scholarships are awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic performance, leadership experience and demonstrated passion for computer science. This year, 70 scholars and 79 finalists were selected from universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The other two sub-Saharan Africa Anita Borg Scholars are Maletsabisa Molapo and Joyce Mwangama, both from the University of Cape Town.
During June 2012, they will attend the annual Google EMEA Scholars’ Retreat where they will have the opportunity to attend technical talks, network with other scholars and participate in social activities. The retreat will be held at the Google Zürich office in Switzerland.

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