Smashing the Code

Melissa King ’15 M’16

Information Science and Cognitive Science; Human-Computer Interaction

President of Women in Computing at Oswego

Fueling the flame: Lori Newman Cohen ’79

“This fund helped us go to conferences and speak to people who are CEOs of tech companies. These experiences give the students in the organization inspiration to continue on, to become that next CEO of a tech company or owner of a startup. We’re really grateful for the support.”

Melissa King ’15 M’16 Information Science and Cognitive Science; Human-Computer Interaction President of Women in Computing at OswegoFueling the flame: Lori Newman Cohen ’79

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The new Lori Newman Cohen ’79 Women in Computing at Oswego Endowment has helped support female students hoping to enter the technology field. The endowment, created by business intelligence and data warehousing professional Lori Newman Cohen ’79, has helped the club grow from a few members to more than 20 students—both female and male.

Club members have been able to attend a hack-a-thon, a gaming convention and a Women in Computing conference, with conference fees and travel expenses covered by money from the fund. The members benefit not only from the subject material covered at the conferences and the hands-on workshops, but also from the networking with other students and successful professionals in the field.

Club President Melissa King ’15 M’16 said the group is not only grateful for the funds that Cohen donated, but also the mentoring she provides during her regular visits to campus.

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