Speakers

 

 

         Maria Klawe, PhD., the keynote speaker, has been president of Harvey Mudd College since 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, she previously served as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. She is also on the Board of Directors of Microsoft Corporation. Read about her success in recruting women into computer science and math fields. More information

         Cristy Charters, a Technology Specialist and award-winning teacher from Miami Dade County Public Schools, has a Masters degree in Computing Technologies in Education, and is an adjunct instructor at FIU. Her student teams have won many robotics and programming competitions. Cristy is also one of the organizers of FIU's summer STEM teacher workshops. More information

         Joanne Cohoon, PhD., Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at University of Virginia, director of the NSF-funded Tapestry grant, is also a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Women and Information Technology. She has published extensive research relating to gender issues and recruitment in computer science. More information

         Jim Cohoon, PhD., Professor of Computer Science at University of Virginia, has publised research in computer science education with an emphasis on attracting diverse and inexperienced students into computing majors. He is also a specialist in algorithms. More information

         Debra Davis, PhD., Lecturer at the FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences, has degrees in both computer science and cognitive developmental psychology. She also has extensive experience in grant writing, project management skills, and experimental design methodology. More information

Kip Irvine, D.M.A., Senior Instructor at the FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences, is the author of several computer science textbooks, and organizer of various high school outreach programs (annual programming competition, workshops for STEM teachers, problem solving workshops for students). More information

        Robert Luciano, Mathematics Teacher at Pocono Mountain East High School (Swiftwater, PA), is a frequent presenter at Tapestry workshops. He specializes in math logic puzzles, showing effective ways to engage students in collaborative activities.

         Lisa Milenkovic, PhD., STEM Supervisor for Broward County Public Schools, was an environmental analytical chemistry researcher specializing in laboratory automation before becoming an elementary school science teacher. Her students are featured on the NASA Ames Research Center Website for their Lunar Research Station Design Challenge and she was a recipient a Best Buy Te@ch award for the use of technology in the classroom and her http://sleuthacademy.org/ website. For more information see http://stem.browardschools.com and follow @sleuthacademy and @browardstem on Twitter.

         Giri Narasimhan, PhD., Professor and Associate Dean of the FIU College of Engineering and Computing, is a senior researcher in algorithms and Bioinformatics. He is the winner of numerous outstanding teaching and research awards at FIU. He is also the coach of the FIU programming team, an organizer of both FIU Tapestry and FIU STEM teacher workshops. More information

         Seth Reichelson, Computer Science teacher at Lake Brantley High School (Orlando, FL), has developed a national reputation for his outstanding ability to recruit and retain a diverse set of high school computer science students. He has been named Teacher of the Year by many organizations, and his programming teams have won every state competition in Florida. He has been invited to numerous Tapestry workshops around the country. More information

         Linda Werner, PhD., Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz, has extensive experience as an educator and researcher. She has published research on effective pair programming practices to aide in the retention of female students. Dr. Werner's research areas include: software engineering, computer science education, children and computer game creation, testing, increasing diversity in the computer science field, and social issues. More information