Google India Women in Engineering Award, 2010

Monday, September 14, 2009 | 6:13 PM

Diversity at Google means having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers' perspectives, ideas and cultures -- one that thinks and acts inclusively, and fundamentally values people's similarities and differences.

As part of our ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, 2007-2008 saw the institution of the Google India Women in Engineering Award, with the objective of recognizing and rewarding deserving women students in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. The initiative has been positively and enthusiastically received by both students and colleges, and is now an established entity in the student community.

With two successful editions behind us, we are pleased to return with the Google India Women in Engineering Award, 2010. This year, the award will be open for applications from September 15, 2009 to October 31, 2009, and is open to any woman student of Computer Science, in an under-graduate, post-graduate or doctoral program, that meets the application criteria.

Aspirants to the award will be assessed on their academic excellence, passion for Computer Science and demonstrated leadership; the winners will be announced in 2010 and will take home a sum of INR 1,00,000 each. We look forward to inviting the winners for a conclave at the Google India engineering office, comprising of technical discussion with Google engineers, workshops, break out sessions, panel discussions and the award ceremony.

The award has been instituted to recognize women students who have made a mark in the field of Computer Science and hope it inspires many more to take up studies in this field and pursue it as a career.

Posted by Jayashri Ramamurti, Human Resources Manager, India