Carolyn Pang (right) with fellow SIAT graduate Jay Vidyarthi.

Carolyn Pang wins Anita Borg Google Memorial Scholarship

July 05, 2013

SFU’s 2013 graduate, Carolyn Pang, recently received the 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, an award that encourages women to excel in computer science and to become role models and leaders within technology fields. Of the 30 North American Google scholars, Pang is one of only three award winners from Canada.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2010, Pang then joined the School of Interactive Arts and Technology in the fall of 2011 to begin her master’s degree. Pang has also been awarded the British Columbia Graduate Research Fellowship, which she will use to continue her doctoral studies with the Connections Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Carman Neustaedter. Her research interests surround information management, human-computer interaction, and domestic computing.

While completing her graduate studies at SFU, Pang continued her employment with the City of Burnaby on their SAP implementation, where she focuses on the design and usability of the City portal and applications. Through her experience with Burnaby's IT department, Pang has been an invited speaker to a number of international industry conferences, including ASUG SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd, where she shares best practices for the design and development of an SAP portal.

Pang will join other award winners from Google’s scholarship programs at the Google Scholars’ Retreat in New York City in July.

Find out more about the Google award or visit Carolyn’s personal site.

Story credit/School of Interactive Arts and Technology

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