2015 Women, Science & Technology Distinguished Lecturer - Dr. Maria Klawe

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The Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science & Technology (WST) presents 2015 WST Distinguished Lecturer co-sponsored by Georgia Tech College of Computing. This year's distinguished lecturer is, Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Klawe will speak on "Getting More Women into Technology Careers and Why it Matters." Dr. Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College's (HMC) fifth President in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and B.Sc. (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta. Klawe has made significant research contributions in numerous areas of mathematics and computer science. 

Dr. Klawe is one of the ten members of the board of Microsoft Corporation, a board member of Broadcom Corporation, and of the nonprofit Math for America. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a trustee for the Mathematical Sceinces Research Institute in Berkeley. In addition she is a member of the Stanford Engineering Advisory Council, the Advisory Council for the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Selection Board. She is the recipient of the 2014 Women of Vision, Anita Borg Institute of Excellence Award for Leadership, and appears on Fortune's 2014 list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.


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