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Rhodes Group Among Successful Women in Technology

Publication Date: 3/9/2012

A group of Rhodes students, faculty, and staff recently attended a Women in Computing conference at the Kentucky Dam Village State Park in Gilbertsville, Ky. The attendees of the conference were technical women from both academia and industry.

The conference was designed to inspire and support women in technology with a particular emphasis on female students. The conference began with a poster session showcasing some of the impressive research done by female graduate and undergraduate students. It also included dynamic speakers from organizations such as Microsoft and IBM.

Rhodes Professor Betsy Sanders gave a talk on research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) in computer science and sat on a panel discussion of “Successful Women in IT.”

Below, the Rhodes group posed with the "traveling red chair" (http://www.sitwithme.org), a chair that travels the world inspiring women in computing and IT.

Pictured from left to right:
TOP: Tierney Jackson (2010 alumna), Haley Adams (freshman), Taylor Jackson (freshman), Dixy Yong (freshman), Catherine Grace Jernigan (freshman), Professor Betsy Sanders, Becky Vandewalle (senior), Sydney Howard (junior), Jize Zhang (sophomore)
BOTTOM: Rachel Elledge (sophomore) Eve Zheng (junior), LeAnna Kent (sophomore)


Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences. It aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

Tags: Alumni, Faculty, Honors, Research, Staff, Students


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