Informatics Student wins Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Posted on 30/04/2012
Gabriella Asprella-Libonati, a student in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London, was recently awarded the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Gabriella is one of 37 selected scholars from all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one of only 5 students selected from UK universities. Gabriella is currently in her third year of the MSci in Computer Science at King’s College London.
The scholarship is in memory of Dr Anita Borg, ‘a technology rebel with a cause’, who founded the Institute for Women and Technology and co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, amongst other achievements. Google aim to continue her legacy through encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.
Gabriella will receive a financial award and will also be invited in June 2012 to visit the Google office in Zurich for a networking retreat. This will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity for all finalists to meet and share their experiences.