Excerpt: McMaster University student Alyssia Jovellanos will accept the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Women in Engineering Ambassador Award and she will be attending the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit where she will be honoured as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar.
Along with serving as president of the McMaster Computer Science Society, Jovellanos founded Women in Computer Science, and co-founded DeltaHacks – Canada’s first student-run Hackathon for Change. She also works with a McMaster initiative that helps elementary students learn about computer coding.
Recognition of her hard work has followed. In 2016, Jovellanos was selected for the Student of Vision ABIE Award by the Anita Borg Institute, a prestigious international award recognizing a student making a significant contribution to technology.