Natalie Reed Becomes Brown's Tenth Google Women Techmakers Scholar


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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has made it our mission to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can thrive. Few things are more meaningful than to see our female students become known leaders and role models in the field, and Brown CS undergraduate Natalie Reed has just received significant recognition: she's been named a Women Techmakers Scholar. The award is part of Google's Women Techmakers Scholars Program, which aims at furthering Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science.

2018 is the ninth year in which a Brown CS student has either received the scholarship (formerly known as the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship) or been a finalist, and it's the seventh year in a row. Students previously recognized include Tiffany Chen (Scholar) in 2017; Julia Wu (Scholar) in 2016; Sharon Lo (Scholar) and Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli (Scholar) in 2015; Molly Long (Scholar), Layla Oesper (Scholar), and Eden Weizman (Scholar) in 2014; Irina Calciu (Finalist) in 2013; Jessica Lu (Finalist) in 2012; Theresa Avitabile (Scholar) in 2010; and Lucia Ballard (Scholar) in 2005.

GWT Scholars receive recognition and support for their education as they become part of the next generation of diverse tech leaders. This includes a visit to Google's Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, California, filled with tech talks, networking opportunities, developmental activities and sessions, and social activities with the other Scholars.