Marghitu awarded grant to establish Computer Science for All Girls program

Published: Feb 13, 2013 2:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Morgan Stashick, stashml@auburn.edu , 334-844-3591

marghitu
Marghitu 

Daniela Marghitu, Auburn University’s AccessComputing coordinator and faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, has been awarded an Academic Alliance Seed Fund grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and Microsoft Research to establish Computer Science for All Girls. The program works to recruit and retain female middle and high school students in computing disciplines. The first camp will be held in June.

NCWIT is a national coalition of more than 350 corporations, academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations working to increase the participation of women in computing and technology. The 2013 NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund was also awarded to Columbia University, Livingstone College, Southern Illinois University and the University of California at Berkeley.