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Celebrating Women in Computing

William Smith students Marcela Melara ’12, Yanfen Wu ’13 and Kathryn Middleton ’14 traveled to Albany, N.Y. with Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Stina Bridgeman for the first N.Y. Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (NYC-WiC).

NYC-WiC is a regional conference modeled after the international Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and is an opportunity for students, faculty and technology leaders to share research, learn about opportunities in academia and industry, and network with each other while exploring issues common to women in computing.

According to Bridgeman, all three students attended sessions, connected with other students and came away energized and excited.

Melara presented a paper titled “Using FPGAs to Create a Complete Computer System for the Classroom” based on research she did last summer with Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Marc Corliss.

Featured speakers at the conference included A.J. Bernheim Brush, researcher at Microsoft Research, who presented “Everyday Technology for Families,” and Julie Adams, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University, presenting “Human-Robot Interaction for the Untrained Human User.”

In the photo above, Marcela Melara ’12 presents a paper based on research she conducted last summer with Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Marc Corliss.