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    Middlesex students to shine light on women in computer science

    31/03/2014
    Four Middlesex University students have won a place at an event to celebrate and recognise the participation of women in computing science.

    Four Middlesex University students have won a place at an event to celebrate and recognise the participation of women in computer science.

    BSCWomenLovelace Colloquium is an annual event designed to encourage and support women studying computer science and related subjects, allowing them to share ideas, hear from other inspiring women in the industry and network together.

    The students were asked to submit an idea for a poster, which led to four Middlesex entrants securing a place at the one-day conference at the University of Reading to present their piece.

    Middlesex computer science first years, Nima Fatania and Dalal Aljasem as well as Design Engineering students Meliha Beglerovic and Mehnaz Mahaboob have all been accepted to participate.

    Meliha Beglerovic, who plans to study robotics, said of studying in a field traditionally dominated by men: ‘I find Middlesex to be a university where equality is highly regarded and I am yet to meet any prejudice based on my gender.

    ‘My poster for the contest will be about the robot my teammate and I are making for the international robot competition Eurobot. It will show the connection between the physical components and the coding we are doing on an Arduino UNO microcontroller.

    Awards recognising the best posters in four different categories will be presented at the conference on April 16.

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