Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Let the good times roll!

So, I think the best way to start off a new blog (besides the mandatory welcome, of course) is with good news. So here's mine:

I am now a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship for 2006-2007, for $10,000!!!!

Yep, that's rather good news I would say. Apparently it gets broken up between the two semesters which is disappointing, but it's great anyway. Funding is rather tight for me, so every little bit helps. I applied to a bunch of fellowships and should be hearing from them soon, so hopefully I will get something that will cover my funding for a year or two as well. Let the good times roll!

Also, Google is going to pay for me to go to the Grace Hopper Convention next October, which is fabulous! I've been really wanting to go and funding was going to be the only thing holding me back, then viola! I have funding. Once again....let the good times roll!

On the same note of good times rolling, I am also going to be attending a retreat for all of the scholarship finalists next weekend (April 6 - 9) in beautiful sunny CA, hosted by....you'll never guess....oh, you did guess! Yep....Google! Once again, let the good times roll...only this time they'll roll with sunny beautiful days, an all expense paid trip, and free food. I do love food.

So, despite the long day of theory homework and research I've been experiencing (and tend to experience a lot this semester), I'm in an extremely good mood. Hopefully my luck will continue with my other funding endeavors of the year....


gavin said...

Way to go! I hope now you've turned your back on those bastards in Seattle. Vive la Google!

Megan said...

hahaha we'll see. ;) Google is probably better for research anyway, but I have no idea having never done research in industry. So....never know!

However, I do LOVE the Seattle area...