Award-winning professor writes forgotten women into the history books

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DISSEMINATION AWARD: 

Women sent the first computer into space and programmed some of the 1970’s most iconic computer games. Nevertheless, women are invisible in both the history and culture of computer science. Professor Pernille Bjørn wants to change all that, and in doing so, promote increased diversity in the tech world. On March 8, Professor Bjørn will receive the SCIENCE Dissemination Award for her work highlighting women in computer science. READ more here:

There have always been women in gaming

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The culture of computer games is perceived by many as predominantly male, but did you know that world’s first eSports champion was a woman? And that some of the first and most popular computer games were developed by women? DIKU’s Professor Pernille Bjørn aims to rewrite the history of gaming by including hidden stories about women’s important contributions. Article on DIKUNews.