Apply for GHC, the World's largest Gathering of Women Technologists

Apply for GHC, the World's largest Gathering of Women Technologists

Have you ever heard about the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)?   It's the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Every year, students, scholars, and industry professionals from across the globe attend this event to grow their skills, further their careers, and share their expertise with others. Conference sessions, workshops, and other opportunities help attendees gain essential knowledge, network with their peers, and meet hiring managers from all over the globe!

A few of the iSchool students attended the conference in 2017. You can read more about their experience with the event here - https://ischool.umd.edu/news/grace-hopper-celebration-sparks-determination-young-women-tech. This year, GHC will take place on Wednesday, September 26 through Friday, September 28, and will be held in Houston, Texas.

The iSchool is sponsoring a limited number of its undergraduate and graduate female students to represent our institution at the conference. We will support students' registration and travel expenses. Students from following three iSchool programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)
  • Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCIM) 
  • Master of Information Managemen (MIM)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit THIS FORM, indicating why you are interested in attending the GHC event and how attending it would help you achieve your educational and professional goals.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 25, 2018.