Computing event opens doors to school girls

We are holding an event on Thursday 12 April aimed at increasing female participation in computer sciences, and are opening its doors to members of the community for the first time.

Traditionally only aimed at female undergraduate students studying computing subjects, the BCSWomen Undergraduate Lovelace Colloquium is now open to school girls giving them a unique opportunity to learn more about the options available to them in this increasingly important field.

The event aims to provide a forum for women to network and share their ideas whilst enjoying an inspirational series of talks from females who have already established their careers in the sector.

The event is organised through the British Computer Society and offers an opportunity to learn about careers in computing and to discuss routes into the sector from a female perspective.

Dr John Power, who is running the event, said: “We hope that by coming to the Lovelace day, seeing current student’s work, listening to speakers, and talking with people in computer science, girls thinking about this as a subject to study will gain a much clearer idea of what computer science at University involves.”

The day will include talks from women in industry, the public sector and academia, a careers question and answer session where students can take advantage of a range of different perspectives, and stands from organisations looking to employ the best female undergraduates in the UK.

In addition to this, a poster contest will take place in which female computing students from across the country will have an opportunity to show off their work.

All potential computer scientists are invited to join the colloquium, although under 18s will need to be accompanied by a teacher or parent.

Attendance at the Lovelace Colloquium is free of charge and open to all secondary school pupils. Those interested in attending the event should click here or join the Lovelace Google group.

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