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  Undergrads create an inclusive space for women in computer science
 
Nearly 200 students from Penn, local universities, and high schools gathered together at Levine Hall and the Pennovation Center for "FemmeHacks." One of the country's first all-women hackathons, the event welcomes straight, gay, and trans women, as well as those who are non-binary and genderqueer.
 
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  Aaron Roth Named Class of 1940 Professor
 
Aaron Roth, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been awarded the Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair. The chair was established by the Class of 1940 at its 50th reunion to recognize outstanding young professors at Penn. It rotates among the four undergraduate Schools for five-year terms.
 
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  Nadia Heninger Receives 2017 NSF CAREER Award
  Nadia Heninger, Magerman Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been selected to receive a 2017 NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, "Cryptographic Security at Internet Scale." This award is the NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
 
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  Sacha Best: Turning Virtual Reality into a Real Community
  Student-driven learning characterizes Penn Engineering, where courses are designed and events are conceived of and implemented by enterprising undergraduates. Sacha Best, senior in Computer Science and co-instructor of student-developed course CIS 568: Virtual Reality Practicum, recently formed Penn's Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Association along with fellow engineer Chloe Snyder, senior in DMD, and first-year Wharton MBA student Tian Pei.
 
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