Nora Husani to Attend Grace Hopper Conference

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Nora Husani, a senior software engineering major, will be attending the National Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) in Houston, Texas, this October. 

GHC is a national celebration of women in computing that is held annually. The three day celebration is a conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the world's largest gathering of women in computing.

At the conference, Nora will have the opportunity to hear world-renowned speakers who are experts in their fields, network with executives of the top technology companies in the nation, and meet other women as passionate and excited about technology.

Nora took the initiative to attend this conference by applying for the National Grace Hopper Scholarship, with support from her professor, Louise Morman. GHC registration filled up after the applications opened on the first day, and offered Nora a fully paid trip to the conference.

Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and a U.S. Navy rear admiral. After earning her Ph.D in Math from Yale University, she left to join the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Service) during WWII. She was on the team that developed the first U.S. computer designed for business and administrative use.

Students are encouraged to look for opportunities such as this as there are many out there for CEC majors. Nora is thrilled to be representing Miami at the conference this October. To learn more about the conference please visit: http://gracehopper.org/