On Facebook today, Melinda Gates said:
The University of Washington is right across the lake from our home, and even closer to our hearts. It’s where Bill’s parents met—and where a much-younger Bill would sneak into computer labs to “borrow” some time with their computers before he founded Microsoft.
That’s why we’re so excited to see the opening of the university’s new computer science building—which will double UW’s annual enrollment capacity for computer science.
Already, UW’s share of women in computing is nearly twice the national average. Our hope is that this addition will only continue to expand the school’s incredible opportunities in technology for more young women and people of color.
I can’t wait to see what these students do.
I’m a big fan of Mrs. Gates because she champions women and people of color in STEM.