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March 28, 2017

Several events to promote women who opt for careers in the technology industry will be held at UNC-Chapel Hill as part of the Department of Computer Science’s Women in Tech Week.

The five-day promotion was conceived by Kaylee Llewellyn, a junior majoring in computer science who won the University Award for the Advancement of Women earlier this month.

According to Llewellyn, the purpose of the week is to “start a conversation about ways to support women in tech and make the tech environment at UNC a more open and accepting community.”

Functions planned for the week include a a research demo session sponsored by the Graduate Women in Computer Science Group and a screening of an award-winning documentary.

With events like these, Llewellyn noted that “the goal is to have students, faculty and staff end the week excited about the important contributions women in tech are making.”

Women in Tech Week is currently underway and will continue through this Friday, with a schedule of the proceedings available on the website for the Department of Computer Science.