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Update #2 - We did it! Thank you for your support!

December 20, 2016

Thanks to your generous support we surpassed our fundraising goal! You are one of 28 donors that helped us send eight female students to the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Houston from October 19, 2016 through October 21, 2016. Your support ensured not only attendance at the GHC this year but will provide a solid foundation for next year as well, raising over 157% of what was initially needed; a terrific investment in the future of tech!

See the news story that was recently highlighted on the UNO webpage.  

To thank you for your support, we’ve put together a short video with photos from the conference as well as comments from the award recipients on how attending the 2016 GHC affected them. It is clear that this was a terrific experience for these students and has provided them with the resources, networking, and inspiration to further their careers in tech.  Thank you again for your generosity!

Update #1 Thank you! We’ve reached 40% of our fundraising goal!

September 14, 2016

Thank you to all our donors! The UNO Women in Computer Science GHC Travel Fund campaign is off to a great start, raising $2,835! This will cover the costs to send three students to the conference. We have 20 days left to reach the rest of our goal and need your help to raise awareness of our campaign so we can support more students. Please consider sharing our page link - - with your friends and networks via email, Facebook, or Twitter with the links at the top of this page.

Your generous donation may be able to go further if you work for an employer that matches gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations. If you need help getting the appropriate paperwork for such a matching donation, please contact Tony Enterante at 504-280-6062 or

What your contribution means to our students:

 “I am a brand new student in the field and I would like to see what it is like to be a woman in computer science, and to see what advancements women are making in computer science.” (Lily Stricklin, Sophomore)

“I would love to attend the conference to have some experience in the field. As well as being able to talk to some professionals to get a better insight on my career path.” (Jasmine Dixon, Freshmen)

“I attended last year and learned a lot. The career fair is massive! I'm graduating in December so this will be an amazing opportunity to get a job with a major player in Tech.” (Ambyr-Shae Jarrell, Senior)

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Thank you for supporting our students at the Grace Hopper Conference! Barbara Liskov was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science in 1968. She continued to be a trailblazer, developing several programming languages that advanced many object-oriented programming and operating systems.



Thank you for your donation! Our students will never forget this experience! Erna Schneider was awarded one of the first software patents for creating a computerized switching system for telephone call traffic…a true innovator in the field!



Feeding the body fuels the brain! Your donation will cover meals for a student for one day at the conference. Thank you for your support! Jean E. Sammet developed the FORMAC programming language in 1962, the most widely used computer language for symbolic manipulation of mathematical formulas.



No one wants to eat alone! Your generous support will provide meals for two students over one day of the conference. Thank you for your donation! Anita Borg founded several important communities and organizations that brings together women working in and with technology, allowing them to share their accomplishments, ideas and successes. Co-founder of the GHC, Anita Borg has been instrumental in fostering a supportive community for women in tech.



Our students need a good night’s rest to make the most of the conference! Your generous support will provide hotel accommodations for two students for one night. Thank you for helping our students experience this amazing opportunity! Ada Lovelace is considered to be the first computer programmer - in the 1840s she developed an algorithm for a computer that didn’t yet exist! Today, she has been memorialized by the object-oriented programming language that bears her name, Ada.



Imagine impacting a student’s academic success and career aspirations? Your donation will fully support a student’s attendance at the conference. Thank you for making a difference for our students! Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was at the forefront of computer and programming language development from the 1930s - 1980s. She is most known for the development of computer languages written in English rather than mathematical notation. What a great role model for our students!