Google recognizes outstanding Computer Science students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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Published April 29th, 2012 - 06:05 GMT
Anita Borg Scholars
Anita Borg Scholars

This past week, Google recognized two Carnegie Mellon students through its 2012 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship program.

The recipients are Sidra Alam and Hanan Mohammed Alshikhabobakr, who are both juniors in computer science. The students are among 40 young women who were chosen this year in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The students will receive a scholarship equivalent to 7,000 euros and an invitation to an all-expenses-paid Google Scholars’ Retreat, which will be held in Zurich, Switzerland from June 17-20.

“We are very proud of Sidra and Hanan, who now join an elite group of young women who have been recognized for their academic performance and future potential in computer science and technology,” said Ilker Baybars, dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. “This award recognizes how they have excelled at Carnegie Mellon, as well as their leadership experience and passion for computer science.”

The scholarship program honors Anita Borg, a computer science pioneer who dedicated her life to changing the way people think about diversity and technology. Now in its ninth year, the program continues to support undergraduate and postgraduate women completing degrees in computer science and related areas, recognizing and encouraging the next generation of technical leaders and role models. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships are offered on a competitive basis in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand and the United States.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar now boasts four Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship recipients. Samreen Anjum CS’11 was selected in 2010, and Keghani Kouzoujian CS’10 in 2009.

Background Information

Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, top-ranked and global university, Carnegie Mellon sets its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration.

In 2004, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Foundation began a partnership to deliver select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems. Nearly 400 students from 38 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.


Founded in 1998 by Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day.

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وفاة رجل أمن أردني متأثراً بإصابته في انفجار السلط

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ارتفاع عدد قتلى انفجار السلط الى 4 عناصر من الأجهزة الأمنية الاردنية
ارتفاع عدد قتلى انفجار السلط الى 4 عناصر من الأجهزة الأمنية الاردنية

 توفي رجل أمن أردني، السبت، متأثراً بجراح أصيب بها في انفجار السلط غربي العاصمة عمان، قبل ثمانية أيام.

وأوردت قناة المملكة (حكومية)، في خبر عاجل عبر موقعها الإلكتروني، نبأ الوفاة، ليرتفع بذلك عدد قتلى الانفجار إلى أربعة رجال أمن ومواطن.

وكانت السلطات الأردنية قد أعلنت حينها بأن الانفجار نجم عن تعامل رجال الأمن مع “جسم متفجر” لم تحدد طبيعته.

وعقب ذلك، أعلنت متحدثة الحكومة جمانة غنيمات،‎ أن المسح الأمني لمنطقة الانفجار أسفر عن العثور على مواد متفجرة مطابقة لتلك المستخدمة في تفجير “الفحيص” الإرهابي العام الماضي.

وشهدت منطقة الفحيص التابعة لمحافظة البلقاء المحاذية لعمان، العام الماضي، تفجيرا استهدف دورية أمن، دون سقوط ضحايا، أعقبته مواجهة مسلحة مع خلية إرهابية بمدينة السلط، قتل فيها خمسة عناصر أمن وثلاثة مسلحين، وتم القبض على خمسة آخرين، فضلا عن عشرات المصابين

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