Mines co-hosting women in computing conference

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Mines co-hosting women in computing conference

GOLDEN, Colo., March 25, 2008 – Colorado School of Mines, along with Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, is co-hosting the first Colorado Celebration of Women in Computing conference April 4 and 5.

“The conference is a unique opportunity for professionals and students from Colorado and neighboring states to meet, discuss experiences, and share strategies for success. The goal of this regional conference is to encourage the research and career interests of local women in computing,” said Tracy Camp, Mines computer science professor and conference co-organizer.

The event, which will be held at Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, features keynote speakers Helen Greiner, co-founder and chairman of the board of iRobot Corp., and Violet R. Syrotiuk, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University.

Sponsors include Google, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft Research, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and HP, among others.

For more information, see http://www.cs.colorado.edu/conference/ccwic/index.html.

Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu.

Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist
303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu

Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu

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