NYU's WinC & Princenton's GWISE New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium 2009

 

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NYU's WinC & Princenton's GWISE New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium 2009

This event was held on March 24th, 2009 (8 am - 4:30 pm)

at New York University (NYU)

Event's Update!

We are pleased to inform you that our Annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium that was held on March 24th, 2009 (8 am - 4:30 pm) at New York University (NYU) was a big success! More than 220 young high school women (in 9th and 10th grades) accompanied by 22 teachers from 20 different schools in the New York City area (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Long Island) participated in this event. We were overwhelmed by positive response— we received more than 300 applications. Unfortunately, we were only able to accommodate 220 girls because of our limited resources. This is an indication that there is a strong interest in our program and also an interest in computer science and engineering among young women in junior high school in the New York City area.

The event included innovative, interesting and fun talks by distinguished Deans, women computer science and engineering professors, undergraduate and graduate students from NYU, Columbia, and Princeton, a workshop lead by female scientists/engineers from Google (about 12 engineers from Google participated in this workshop), talks and demos of exciting on-going research projects in computer science and engineering at Princeton and NYU, and an engineering design competition where girls were challenged to construct structurally-sound towers using only spaghetti sticks and gumdrops. We also discussed the prerequisites required for obtaining an education in computer science and engineering, as well as the undergraduate computer science and engineering experience.

We received excellent feed back from the students and also the teachers that attended this event. The feedback indicated that our event provided young women a taste of the tremendous creativity and innovation involved in computer science and engineering.

On behalf of NYU’s Women in Computing and Princeton Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE), we would like to thank all of the high school students and the teachers who participated in our event, professors, Deans, graduate and undergraduate speakers from Columbia, NYU and Princeton, and all of the Googlers that lead the workshop (Special thanks to Tammy Stern from Google for leading the workshop) during the event. The event wouldn't’t have been possible without the hard work of the wonderful volunteers (a total of 50 students that have been recruited from Columbia, NYU, and Princeton to work on this event.)

Finally, I would like to thank Google and NYU’s Courant for funding this event!
Through the collective efforts of Google, NYU's WinC and Princeton's GWISE, we were able to put together an event that we can call our proudest achievement.

We are looking forward to our next Annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium that will be held on April 30th, 2010 at New York University. Registration for the Spring event will be open starting March 22, 2010 .

Sincerely,

Sana Odeh
Event’s Chair
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

 

 

This event was covered by NYU Today (Vol. 22, No. 10).
http://www.nyu.edu/nyutoday/article/1758

 

For more information about the program for this event, please visit this website: http://cims.nyu.edu/~wincweb/HS/program.htm

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Feel free to contact us if you have questions, please email us at:wincinfo(AT)cs.nyu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We thank our sponsors: Google and NYU's Cournat for funding this event!