WINNIPEG, MB - Nov. 12, 2014 - iQmetrix was pleased to present its first-ever Females in Technology Scholarship to 2014 recipient Jennifer Cabral on Saturday, Nov. 8, as part of a Girls Learning Code event in Winnipeg.
Jennifer, a 2nd-year Computer Science student at the University of Manitoba, won the $2,500 scholarship by writing an essay answering the question: How to Get More Women Interested in Computer Science. Read Jennifer's winning essay
The iQmetrix Females in Technology (FIT) committee selected Jennifer because her essay outlined meaningful and actionable ways to increase girls' and women's interest in computer science, says iQmetrix FIT co-founder Melissa Kendall (pictured above-left, with Jennifer).
"A lot of Jennifer's suggestions were things we, as a group, were trying to do," says Kendall. "In some cases, Jennifer suggested things we were already doing, like the Girls Learning Code event we hosted on Saturday. We felt it made sense to present Jennifer with the scholarship at the event, because we consider her a great role model for the girls in attendance, and for any girl interested in a career in technology.
"On behalf of the FIT committee and iQmetrix as a whole we would like to congratulate Jennifer and wish her the best in her career."
Founded in 2013, iQmetrix FIT is devoted to seeking opportunities to support women in technology and assisting in (or creating) opportunities to promote females in technology. The group is also committed to promoting Computer Science to all youth. iQmetrix FIT has six members (3 women; 3 men) out of iQmetrix's Winnipeg office.
To learn more about iQmetrix FIT, the annual FIT scholarship, or Ladies/Girls Learning Code events, please email fit@iQmetrix.com.
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