New Mexico Celebration of Women in Computing 2012

Las Cruces has been selected to host the NM Celebration of Women in Computing, November 8-9, 2012. This Celebration will be held at the NM Farm & Ranch Museum, and is on par to include a tour of the Spaceport, plus highlight outstanding speakers from Virgin Galactic, Microsoft, Intel, Google, NMSU, UNM, NM Tech, the NM Girls Collaborative, the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), Grace Hopper Regional Consortium (GHRC), and the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWiT), plus many more!

The NGCP has a vision to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (CSTEM). K-12 STEM Outreach events provide opportunities for organizations, individuals, companies, non-profits, schools, universities and other engaged in supportive of K-12 STEM Outreach to connect, learn and collaborate.

The GHRC works to expand the positive impact of the national Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) and the NCWIT Practices Summit to underserved, local, diversity-rich populations. The vision of GHRC is to develop self-sustaining regional communities using ACM-W regional conferences and ACM-W student chapters within the regions.

Whether you are a student early in your education or a corporate CEO, we invite you to join us.

This regional conference, modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in combination with the National Girls Collaborative Kickoff Conferences, will bring together students, faculty, business leaders, and technology experts from across NM and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's computing and technology, and STEM fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields. Specifically, the goal is to provide an opportunity for young women to explore opportunities in computing, to network with other women from academia, industry and government, and to create friendship among women in the region who share the same interest and passion for computing. This celebration is part of a nationwide effort to address the alarming decline of women choosing computer science and STEM professions.

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