Women in Computing Research Symposium 2017


March 23 and 30, 2017

Sitterson Hall, Computer Science Department, UNC Chapel Hill


Our goal for the symposium is to introduce undergraduate students to various research areas and encourage students, especially women, to explore the opportunities they have for doing research, whether as part of their undergraduate curriculum or by pursuing a graduate degree. We also want to offer a space for graduate students to share their experiences and their research and to become more familiar with the work their peers are doing.  Come join students, researchers, and professionals from the Triangle and nearby areas to learn more about what you can do with Computer Science and related fields.

  • Hear about exciting research projects that students are working on in a wide variety of computing areas
  • Ask questions about the experiences of women in computing
  • Learn about resources that can help you lead a successful career in computing, or aid you as you take computing-related courses


Sitterson Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC


    • Thursday, March 23: Panel Discussion
      • Learn from researchers about what it is like to conduct research in various career settings.  We will have the opportunity to ask questions of professors, graduate students, and researchers in industry.
  • Thursday, March 30: Poster and Demo Session
    • Learn about recent research in the fields of security, vision, graphics, computational biology, real-time systems, robotics and more! This is a great opportunity for students to practice presenting their research and to learn about the research others are doing.

March 23 Schedule

6:00pm Check-in Open, Food Arrives
6:30pm-7:00pm Welcome, Panel Introductions
7:00pm-8:30pm Panel Discussion and Questions from Audience
8:30pm Wrap Up

March 30 Schedule

6:00pm Check-in Open, Food Arrives
6:30pm-7:00pm Welcome
7:00pm-8:30pm Poster and Demo Session Short Talks
(20 min. each)

7:20pm – Dr. Beatriz Paniagua

8:20pm – Dr. Cynthia Sturton

8:30pm Wrap Up

Parking Map

Sitterson Hall is indicated below with a star.  Many lots on UNC’s campus are free after 5pm; just check the sign at the entrance of the lot.  Below some of the larger lots and decks are boxed.


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