INI Student Wins Scholarship to Attend Tapia Conference

March 12, 2009

Anusha Ramesh, a first-year graduate student at the Information Networking Institute (INI), is the recipient of a scholarship to attend the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, a national conference held in support of under-represented groups in the fields of computing and information technology. The conference will take place April 1-4, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.

Anusha applied for the scholarship in February by submitting information about her academic work and interest in research to the Tapia Conference Scholarship Program. The conference notified her in early March that she would receive full funding to cover the cost of the registration, hotel and travel expenses.

"I feel that this conference is going to provide a great opportunity to network with people who have a passion for research and innovation," said Anusha. She looks forward to attending a poster session where students will present their research and to hearing the broad range of speakers who represent top technology organizations.

The INI encourages students to attend conferences during their graduate studies as a way to network, learn about industry trends, and build confidence. While some students have had their papers accepted at the events, others pursue scholarship opportunities to attend, such as the WINI Conference Scholarship, Graduate Student Assembly Conference Funding or other conference scholarship programs outside the university.