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March 28, 2007

Castillo Named Finalist for Google 2007 Anita Borg Scholarship

Congratulations to Claris Castillo, a doctorial student and teaching assistant for the department of computer science, as she was recently named a finalist for The Google 2007 Anita Borg Scholarship.

The Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship was established by Google to continue the legacy and vision of Anita Borg (1944-2003), who devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields.

Through the scholarship, Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.

Scholarships were awarded from a pool of 250 undergraduate and graduate students based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership.

Scholarship recipients receive a $10,000 award for the 2007-2008 academic year, while finalists receive $1,000 awards.

All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on March 29-31, 2007 for a networking retreat which will include workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities.

Castillo is co-advised in her studies by Drs. George Rouskas and Khaled Harfoush.


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