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Media Advisory: Pitney Bowes Foundation Announces Grant in Support of College of Computing and Information's Women in Technology Programs

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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ALBANY, N.Y. (March 6, 2009) --  

What:
The Pitney Bowes Foundation will present a grant check to the UAlbany Women in Technology Program to address the critical shortage of women in the computing and information technology studies and industries.
 
Who:
 George Philip, Interim President, University at Albany
 Michael Hickey, President, Pitney Bowes Business Insight
 Peter Bloniarz, Dean, College of Computing and Information
 Susan Phillips, Provost, University at Albany
 Jennifer Goodall, Director, College of Computing and Information Women in Technology Program
 Fardin Sanai, Vice President, University Development
 CCI Students
 
Where:
University Hall Atrium
University at Albany main campus
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, N.Y.
 
When:
Monday, March 9, 2009
2 p.m.
 
Background:
In 2006, 59 percent of all undergraduate degree recipients were women, yet only 21 percent of computer science graduates were women, down from 37 percent in 1985. The grant from the Pitney Bowes Foundation will support the Women in Technology program designed by CCI. This program encourages women to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in computer science, informatics, and information science.

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