Friday, November 02, 2007
2:00 PM
703
Christopher Stewart
URCS
Diversity in Computing
Chris will report about his recent trip to The Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (http://www.richardtapia.org/2007/). The conference brings together 400+ students, faculty members, and industrial researchers to 1) celebrate technical contributions made by diversity-aware people and 2) discuss solutions to the problem of under-representation in computing-related fields. In my talk, I will focus on some of the simple strategies already being employed by our peer academic departments to recruit and retain women and minorities.