The First Regional Celebration of Women in Computing in the Upper MidWest
February 12-13, 2010
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
What is MinneWIC?
MinneWIC is the first regional celebration of Women in Computing in the
upper midwest. We have chosen to call it MinneWIC from the native
american word "Minne" that means water.
This regional meeting, modeled after the
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing,
will bring together students, faculty, and technology leaders from across
Minnesota and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's
computing and technology fields, share experiences and strategies for
success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields.
Specifically, the goal is to provide an opportunity for young women
to explore opportunities in computing, to network with other
women from academia, industry and government, and to create
friendship among women in the region who share the same interest
and passion for computing.
This celebration is part of a nationwide effort to address the
alarming decline of women choosing computer science professions.
What will happen at MinneWIC?
MinneWIC will start late Friday afternoon February 12 and continue
until early afternoon on Saturday February 13. Details will be
listed in the Program once they are finalized.
We have an exciting list of speakers:
Jessica Hodgins from CMU, Gilda Garreton from Sun Microsystems,
Jerri Barrett from the Anita Borg Institute, and
Lecia Barker from the University of Texas at Austin.
Who can attend MinneWIC?
You should attend if you are interested in learning about the challenges and
rewards of computing careers or in advancing technology through broader
representation of women. We encourage undergraduate, and
graduate students with interests in computing and information technology to
attend and also to submit work in the appropriate categories (see
Call for Participation). We
invite faculty and technology leaders to come meet and mentor the next
generation of computing professionals.
High school students interested in computing are also welcome to attend.
Congratulations to the award winners
- Emily Jones, from St. Olaf won the undergraduate best poster
-- a trip to the Grace Murray Hopper Women in Computing conference in
Atlanta next fall, with her poster "Segmentation-Based Image Compression".
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- Katie Wolf, from the University of Minnesota, with her poster
"Bird Species Recognition through Spectrogram Processing and Labeling" and
Jaelle Scheuerman, Robyn Krage, Lori Rebenitsch with their poster
"A Framework for Developing Multitouch Applications to Enhance K-12
Education" were the runners up.
- Katherine Panciera, from the University of Minnesota, won the
graduate best poster prize -- a trip to the Grace
Murray Hopper Women in Computing
conference in Atlanta next fall, with her poster "Wikipedians? Cyclopaths?
A Quantitative Analysis of Power Users in Online Communities".
- Elizabeth Jensen, from the University of Minnesota, with her poster
"Sustainable Multi-Robot Patrol of an Open Polyline" was the runner up.
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