April 2012 Archives
This was the evening that ITA Software by Google hosted the second annual Massachusetts Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Awards (MACAA) in partnership with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). The event was hosted at the new Google headquarters in Cambridge at Kendall Square.
The award ceremony included addresses by Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Julie Farago, Manager of Google+.
Each award recipient was presented with the Aspirations in Computing award for herself and her school.
A featured part of the evening was the presentation by Prof. Jesse Heines (Computer Science), who awarded $10,000 scholarships to three of the 40 Aspirations in Computing recipients. These scholarships will be disbursed should the recipients come to UMass Lowell and remain in good academic standing.
These scholarships not only recognize the young women’s achievements to date, but also encourage them to apply to UMass Lowell and enhance our programs with their energy and creativity.
The three women receiving the scholarships are:
- Elizabeth Wu, a junior at AMSA Charter School (Marlborough, MA)
- Ramya Ravindrababu, a junior at Shrewsbury Senior High (Shrewsbury, MA)
- Serena Thomas, a junior at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School (North Brookfield, MA)
We offer all three students our congratulations on their achievements, and we wish them the best in their future careers!