Grace McGrath of CCNY's Macaulay Honors College program is a 2020 Palantir Women In Technology Scholar.
Grace McGrath of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York is one of 10 undergraduates named 2020 Palantir Women In Technology Scholars. The highly competitive program created by software manufacturer Palantir is open to students in U.S., Canadian and Mexican institutions majoring in or planning to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields.
The Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship was incepted in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. It seeks to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and to become leaders in these fields. Recipients are each awarded $7,000 grants to support their education.
A junior, McGrath is an electrical engineering major pursuing a minor in the classics. The Bronx resident joins the latest cohort of Palantir Scholars from several other top universities including Yale, Cornell, Drexel, McGill, George Mason and the University of Texas – Austin.
Depending on the COVID-19 situation, McGrath and her colleagues may attend an all-expenses paid developmental workshop at Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto, California, in the fall. Programming there will include professional development sessions and breakout sessions with Palantir engineers.
The Palantir Scholarship adds to McGrath’s numerous awards at CCNY. She’s a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society; is on the CCNY Dean's List; is a 2019-2020 S Jay Levy Fellow, and received a 2019 Turner Construction Engineering Scholarship through the Society of Women Engineers.
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