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October 14, 2014

Mushi & Tanwir Receive 2014 Google Anita Borg Scholarships

Congratulations to Magreth Mushi and Savera Tanwir, graduate students in the NC State Computer Science Department, on receiving 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships.  Recipients each received a $10,000 award, and were invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, CA.  There were only 78 recipients of 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The scholarship was established by Google in 2004 to honor the legacy of Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003), and her efforts to encourage women to pursue careers in computer science and technology.  She devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields.  She founded the Institute for Women and Technology in 1997, and the organization continues her legacy and bears her name, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.  For more information on the scholarship, click here.
Mushi (pictured on right in photo) is a Fulbright PhD Fellow (2012-2016) in the NC State Computer Science Department.  She earned her Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Computer Science from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2005 and 2008 respectively.  Her research interests are:  network administration and management in Software Defined Networks in conjunction with the newly emerging area of Science of Security (SoS) where security is considered effective if treated as a science; increased access to ICT in education, especially in African countries; and supporting, promoting, and retaining women in computer science and engineering fields.  For more information on Mushi, please click here.
Tanwir is a doctoral candidate in the NC State Computer Science Department.  She earned her Masters in Computer Networking from NC State in 2007, and her BE in Computer Software Engineering from College of Signals, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan in 2004.  Her research interests lie in the areas of computer networking, high-speed networks, network performance monitoring, Grid computing, performance modeling, and video traffic modeling and analysis.  Tanwir was the president of NC State's Women in Computer Science (WiCS) for 2013-2014.  Currently, she is the Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group, Eastern North Carolina Section.  For more information on Tanwir, please click here.

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