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Announcing the 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Asia Pacific scholars
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Today we recognize and congratulate the 28
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Asia Pacific
recipients for 2014, representing 23 institutions in 9 countries across the region. They join another
Greater China program
announced earlier this year. Asia Pacific scholars receive a scholarship amount towards their tuition and will attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in Tokyo later this month, consisting of workshops, technical talks, panel discussions, a hackathon and plenty of networking opportunities. Watch this video of highlights from last year’s scholars’ retreat held in Sydney.
We created the Anita Borg scholarship to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders in these fields. Since bringing the scholarship program to Asia Pacific eight years ago, we’ve grown our alumni to over 400 talented women from Xi’an to Christchurch. Here’s the list of this year’s APAC scholars:
Judith Gammie, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Marnie Lamprecht, University of Queensland, Australia
Kagona Awori, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sarah Bennett, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Heimlich, Macquarie University, Australia
Jaimie McGlashan, Deakin University, Australia
Samia Kabir, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Shrutilipi Bhattacharjee, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Spandana Raj Babbula, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Vidhisha Balachandran, People's Education Society Institute of Technology, India
Vaibhavi Desai, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, India
Maria Francis, Indian Institute of Science, India
Kesha Shah, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, India
Lavanya Sita Tekumalla, Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore, India
An Nguyen Thi Thu, Keio University, Japan
Mana Sasagawa, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Rieko Tsuji, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ami Otsuka, Tsuda College, Japan
So Jung Yun, Korea Advanced Institute Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Minhae Kwon, Ewha Woman's University, Korea
Caitlin Duncan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Roseanna Grundy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Catherine Northcott, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Reema Bajwa, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Qurat Ul Ann, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Hui Xian Lynette Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tao Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nuzla Ismail, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anita Borg
was not only an accomplished computer scientist who developed cutting edge systems, she was also passionate about dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering this field of work. She founded the
Institute for Women and Technology
, began an online community for technical women called
, and co-founded the
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
. We’re proud to keep her memory alive through the scholarship program.
If you’re interested in learning more about the scholarships we offer, visit the
Google Scholarships site
Posted by Cheryl Tang, Tech Staffing Programs, Google Asia Pacific
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