Women in Computing Research Symposium 2018

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March 22, 2018

Sitterson Hall, Computer Science Department, UNC Chapel Hill

What

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Talk to researchers about what it is like to conduct research in various career settings and ask questions of professors, graduate students, and researchers in industry.
  • Learn about resources that can help you lead a successful career in computing, or aid you as you take computing-related courses.


Venue

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


Schedule

4:45pm Check-in Open, Food Arrives
5:00pm-6:00pm Panel Discussion and Questions from Audience
6:00pm-7:15pm Lightning Talks and Poster Session
7:15pm-8:00pm Talks


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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Meetings – Spring 2018

Bi-weekly meetings:

Thursdays 4:45pm-5:45pm in FB220, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Jan. 10: Plan for Tar Heel Hack!
Jan. 19: Final Tar Heel Hack details
Feb. 1: Discussing “Micro-Progress and the Magic of Just Getting Started”
Feb. 15: Brainstorming for Research Symposium
March 1: Research Symposium planning
March 29: Research Symposium debrief, coloring sheets for Spring
April 12: Natalie and Andrew talk about How to Grad School
April 26: Plans for next year

Activities:

Jan. 20 Tar Heel Hack – sponsored by GWiCS for Middle and High School Girls
Feb. 10 Board games and socialize a kitten
Feb. 13 Trivia at Hickory Tavern
Feb. 28: Sarah and Sarah talk to WiCS, CS Club, and GWiCS about Microsoft
March 3: Hiking at Umstead
March 22: Annual Research Symposium
April 19 5:30-7:00pm – Self-defense seminar with Mike

Possible future events:

Puzzles & Movie
Lunch Outing
Hiking at Johnston Mill Trail or Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Baking
Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences
Bowling
Attend Yoga/Zumba Class
Contact Tanya Amert if you are especially excited about one of these ideas, you have a new idea, or you are interested in hosting an event.

Meetings – Fall 2017

Bi-weekly meetings:

5pm-6pm in FB220, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Aug. 24: First Meeting!
Sept. 11: Productivity
Sept. 25: Pizza and Proofreading
Oct. 9: Discussion of Girls Who Code Hackathon
Oct. 23: Hanging out and a card game
Nov. 6: GWC Hackathon planning, what to know in grad school
Nov. 20: Thanksgiving-themed coloring
Dec. 4: Watching part of “How to Speak” by Patrick Henry Winston

Activities:

Sept. 2: Hiking at Umstead
Oct. 28: Baking for the Halloween Potluck

Women in Computing Research Symposium 2017

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March 23 and 30, 2017

Sitterson Hall, Computer Science Department, UNC Chapel Hill

What

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


Venue

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


Agenda

    • 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.

parking_map

Meetings – Spring 2017

Bi-weekly meetings:

FB220, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Feb. 10: Pizza Lunch!
Feb. 17: Prep for Research Symposium – new format, two days
Feb. 24: Prep for Research Symposium – decide dates
March 3: Prep for Research Symposium – coordinate outreach, budget expenses
March 10: Prep for Research Symposium
March 24: Prep for Research Symposium – final details of poster and demo session
April 1: Donuts and coffee with candidates – Rise and Gray Squirrel
April 21: Visiting Professional – Jessica Nye (FBI)
April 28: LDOC Lunch!

Activities:

April 9: Hiking at Occoneechee – Hillsborough, NC

Meetings – Fall 2016

Bi-weekly meetings:

FB008, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Aug. 26: First Meeting!
Sept. 6: Discussion – Impostor Syndrome
Sept. 23: Visiting alum – Jeremy Erickson
Oct. 10: Phaedra Boinodiris, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC Campus Y
Oct. 24: Hangout, with snacks!
Nov. 7: Strengthsfinder
Nov. 21: Hangout, with snacks!
Dec. 5: Research Symposium 2017 discussion

Activities:

Sept. 24: Puzzles & Movie
Oct. 3: Lunch Outing
Nov. 5: Hiking at Umstead
Nov. 13: Hiking at Johnston Mill Trail
Dec. 7: Baking for department potluck

Webinar Viewing for GWiCS and WiCS

JULY 14, 2016

FB008, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

WHAT

GWiCS is hosting a viewing of the webinar “Accelerated Cloth Simulation for Virtual Try-On” that Tanya is presenting.  She will give an introduction to her research in cloth simulation and share about her experience with grad school applications.  For more information, visit: http://cra.org/cra-w/events/virtual-undergraduate-town-hall-accelerated-cloth-simulation-virtual-try/ .

VENUE

FB008, Computer Science Department
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC

SCHEDULE

4:00pm Meet in FB008

speaker

Tanya Amert, Ph.D. Student at UNC, Chapel Hill, Computer Science

Bio: Tanya is currently a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the department of Computer Science.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from MIT, and then spent three years at Microsoft, working as a Software Engineer in Office 365.  Her research focuses on physically-based simulations for VR applications such as virtual try-on.

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End of Year Outing

May 6, 2016

Gray Squirrel Coffee Company

What

We are going to Gray Squirrel Coffee Company (a coffee shop in Carrboro) on Friday (May 6th) and will meet outside of FB008 at 10 am. It will be great to meet together one last time this semester before summer gets going! Hope to see all of you there!

Venue

Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
300 E. Main Street, Suite C, Carrboro, NC 27510

Schedule

10:00am Meet Outside of FB008
10:20am Gray Squirrel Coffee Co.

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