Empowerment through Computing:UMBC Students, Faculty & Staff Join in the Celebration of Women in ComputingUMBC students an...
PhD student Huimin Qian gave a talk entitled “Improving Access to Mobile Technologies UsingTactile Feedback”¹, undergradua...
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UMBC IS Dept. Grace Hopper 2012 news item

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UMBC students and faculty proudly participated in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. This year was particularly special as the conference was hosted in their hometown of Baltimore. The conference was presented by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery. The annual conference is designed to be the largest venue of its kind for women to come together to celebrate their achievements as well as to network, mentor and collaborate for the purpose of creating more opportunities for women to contribute to and advance the field of computing. The conference bears the namesake of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who was a pioneer as a Naval Officer, a mathematician and a computer programmer.

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UMBC IS Dept. Grace Hopper 2012 news item

  1. 1. Empowerment through Computing:UMBC Students, Faculty & Staff Join in the Celebration of Women in ComputingUMBC students and faculty proudly participated in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women inComputing Conference. This year was particularly special as the conference was hosted in their hometown of Baltimore. The conference was presented by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery. The annual conference is designed to be the largest venue of its kind for women to come together to celebrate their achievements as well as to network, mentor and collaborate for the purpose of creating more opportunities for women to contribute to and advance the field of computing. The conference bears the namesake of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who was a pioneer as a Naval Officer, a mathematician and a computer programmer°.UMBC was represented by student, faculty and staff members from the Department ofInformation Systems, the Center for Women in Technology, the Department of ComputerScience, and The Graduate School at UMBC. The group had the opportunity to interact withleaders in computing across industry, academia and government. UMBC was also wellrepresented by UMBC students, faculty,and staff who staffed the UMBC booththroughout the conference. ISDepartment students and faculty alsogave presentations at the conference. IS
  2. 2. PhD student Huimin Qian gave a talk entitled “Improving Access to Mobile Technologies UsingTactile Feedback”¹, undergraduate student Alec Pulianas presented a poster entitled “AccessMT: A Multi-touch Tabletop Built withAccessibility in Mind”², and Research AssistantDr. Lisa Anthony gave a talk entitled“Understanding How Children UseTouchscreens”³. IS Faculty Dr. SreedeviSampath and Dr. Amy Hurst led the initiativefor the IS Department’s co-sponsorship ofUMBC’s representation at the conference,which included IS PhD students Cailing Dong,Germaine Irwin, Barbara Linam-Church, HuiminQian, Yanan Sun, Lisa Vizerand Allison Young, as well as IS undergraduate students EmilyCiavolino, Tierre Franklin, Tabitha Haverkamp and Samantha McDonald. UMBC’s and theDepartment of Information Systems’ support of the faculty’s and students’ participation in thisconference helps underscore the University’s commitment to fostering opportunities forwoman to excel in science and technology.° http://gracehopper.org/2012/about/about-grace-hopper¹ http://www.slideshare.net/umbcinfosystems/ghc2012-qian-huiminoct2² http://www.flickr.com/photos/umbcinfosystems/8221130980/lightbox³ http://drlanthony.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/brown-and-anthony-ghc2012-talk1.pdf

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