This week, AI2 and the UW Allen School are proud to announce that Jenny Liang is the recipient of the 2020 Allen AI Outstanding Engineer Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Minorities. AI2 offers this scholarship to one outstanding engineering student each year as part of our ongoing efforts to encourage diversity and equity across AI disciplines and career levels, as well as to strengthen the important connections between academic and industry research. The scholarship covers full tuition for one academic year and is accompanied by mentorship and a paid summer internship at AI2.
Recently named one of The Husky 100, Jenny has made a big impact during her time at UW. She is already a skilled software engineer with several successful previous internships across Microsoft, Apple, and Uber. She has worked to empower other students as a compassionate TA, a member of the Allen School’s Student Advisory Council, and as a UW Residence Education Programmer. Liang has also served underrepresented communities through her work in the Information and Communication Technology for Development Lab, studying the viability of community-maintained Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in rural areas in Indonesia and Mexico.
Jenny is outstanding in so many ways — we are delighted to support her with the scholarship and look forward to her internship at AI2. -AI2 CEO Oren Etzioni
While the current pandemic has prevented us from gathering in person to honor Jenny, we extend our congratulations and we look forward to Jenny’s contributions during her upcoming internship on our Mosiac team, where she will join us in our cutting-edge efforts to define and build common sense for AI systems.