Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Penn Engineering and the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) club give students an opportunity to apply for funding each year to attend the Grace Hopper Conference, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Students can also apply for support from the Anita Borg Institute. Many tech corporations support students’ attendance at the Grace Hopper Conference.

ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing

The ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing bring to women at a local level the positive impact of the Grace Hopper Conference. These conferences are shorter, lower cost, and help to build community and break down isolation for both students and women in industry.

The first regional celebration was held at the Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing in 2004 and in the past year alone, celebrations were held in cities across the U.S. and in India, Cuba, the United Arab Emirates and more. Each celebration is unique, but common activities include poster sessions, technical presentations, career fairs, and industry and graduate school panels.

Penn Engineering participates in the ACM-W CAPWIC Conference. Penn graduate and undergraduate students along with students from Drexel University, Villanova University, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College have participated in CAPWIC at James Madison University in 2019, the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 (PHICWIC), and Georgetown University in 2017.

Left: Professor Stephanie Weirich and Sally Hong present “Formal Logic and Software Verification” at PHICWIC