NYU's WinC, Google & Princeton's GWISE New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference Spring 2013



The annual New York City Girls Computer Science
and Engineering Conference 2013

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013

8:00 am - 3:30 PM
Kimmel Center- Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor
60 Washington Square South
New York University

8:30 – 8:45

Registration (must be at the event by 8:45 am)

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Why Computer Science Matters” by Sana Odeh, Clinical Associate Professor, Computer Science Department at NYU and Chair of this conference.

9:10 - 9:15

Welcome” Michael Overton, Chair of the Computer Science Department at NYU

9:15 - 9:35

 “What is CS & Engineering?” and  “Overview of different areas of Computer Science and Engineering” by students from Princeton and NYU. 
“Overview of CS fields” by Nicole Lee, Undergraduate student at NYU and President of Courant's WinC. 
 Overview of Engineering fields: Jiasi Chen, PhD student at Princeton.

9:40- 10:00

Cool Talk in CS: Music and Technology
Rebecca Fiebrink, Assistant professor in Computer Science and affiliated faculty in Music at Princeton University.

10:00 – 12:00

Scratch Programming workshop:
Teaching high school female students to create fun, innovative and interactive projects using animation, photos, music, and art. Scratch is a fun and easy programming language that was invented by MIT. Projects can be published and shared on the web.
Winning teams get prizes! 
Workshop is led by the following team leaders: 
NYU’s Department of Computer Science: 
Nicole Lee (undergraduate student at NYU) and Professor Sana Odeh
Google: Rebecca Collins and Tammy Stern, Google Engineers
Princeton Engineering Department: Dena Feldman, Engineering PhD student at Princeton.

12:00 – 1:00

Networking over lunch and Project Demo exhibits (1 hour): 
During lunch, high school students and their teachers will have a chance to see demos of cool projects in CS and Engineering, and also network with speakers and volunteers from Google, NYU, and Princeton. 
Also, there will be projects exhibited as well during lunch.

1- 1:10

A talk on "College Admissions"
by Brandi Jones, Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs at Princeton University

1:10 - 1:20

Cool Engineering Talk by a graduate engineering student at Princeton.
"Art Conservation"
 Sonia Naidu, PhD student at Princeton.

1:20- 1:55

Student Q/A Panel Presentation Part II: Challenges & Solutions to a Successful and Happy College Experience:
30 minutes
Graduate & undergraduate students from NYU, and Princeton share their personal experiences and advice (college acceptance, seeking scholarships, choosing a field that's right for you, how to find success and happiness in your college and career experience) 
Graduate and undergraduate students Q/A Panel:
Nicole Lee, undergraduate student of CS at NYU and Dena Feldman, PhD student of Electrical Engineering at Princeton.
Speakers From Undergraduates and graduate students from NYU and Princeton
Bianca DiGiovanni, Undergraduate student at Princeton
Samantha Lee, Undergraduate student at Princeton

Katie Wolf, Graduate student at Princeton

Sonia Naidu, PhD student at Princeton
Lakshmi Menon, Graduate student at NYU
Miria Grunick, Graduate student at NYU

1:55- 3:15

Tower Design Competition (60 minutes)  
Team up to build a tower using spaghetti and gum drop candy 
Winning teams get prizes!

3:15 - 3:30

Close of Competition and Awarding of Prizes


We thank our sponsors Google and NYU's Courant!



Feel free to contact us if you have questions: wincgwise(AT)cs.nyu.edu or contact the conference chair, Professor Sana Odeh at (odeh(AT)courant.nyu.edu, Department of Computer Science, New York University