NYU's WinC, Google & Princeton's GWISE New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference 2010



Conference Program!

8:15 am - 8:45 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome and Why Computer Science Matters by Sana Odeh, Clinical Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, NYU

9:15 - 9:35

What is CS & Engineering?
Overview of different areas of Computer Science and engineering by students from Princeton and NYU.
Overview of CS fields by Angjoo Kim, NYU CS Undergraduate Student,
Overview of Engineering by Emily Paetzell, Graduate Student from Princeton,

9:40 - 10:10 Q/A Panel Presentation Part I: Deans & Professors Panel:
Why computer Science and Engineering matter, Careers in CS and engineering and Challenges & Solutions to a Successful and Happy College Experience
* Stephen Friedfeld, Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, School of Engineering, Princeton
* Karolina Netolicka, Engineer from Google
* Michael Overton, Chair and Professor of Computer Science, NYU
* Lynne Kiorpes, Director of Women in Science at NYU and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, NYU
Moderator: Sana Odeh, Clinical Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, NYU
10:15 - 10:45 The future of fashion, by Diana Eng.
Diana Eng is a NYC fashion designer and was a designer on Project Runway Season 2.
Diana will speak about how science and technology are used in the fashion industry.  We will look at the science and technology used in tech runway designs and experimental fashion.
10:50- 11:30 Electromagnet Competition: Winning teams get prizes!
A contest to see which team builds a magnet that can attract the most paperclips.
Led by Erica Staehling: Princeton Graduate student
11:30 –12:25 lunch:Networking over Lunch and Projects Exhibit
During lunch, the HS students and their teachers will have a chance to network with the speakers and the volunteers from Google, NYU, Princeton, Columbia and Polytechnic.

Also, there will be projects exhibited during lunch!
12:30- 1:20 Cool Projects Demos in CS and Engineering
Talks by Graduate Students from NYU and Princeton:

Jana Sukkarieh: Princeton Engineering graduate student, “machine translation”: Making a computer behave as if it understands English, Spanish, Or Chinese.
Yael Marshall: Princeton Science graduate student. “Computer Modeling Malaria.”
Megan MacMurray, alumni of ITP-NYU and works at Core Industries.
Rebecca Davidson, Programming Robots (Rovers), NYU CS Graduate Student.
Rebecca Fiebrink, Princeton Graduate student, Computer Music
1:25 - 1:35 Claire Monteleoni, Associate Research Scientist, in the Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University.
Talk title: “Machine Learning and its applications to Climate Science, and Digital Privacy.”
1:40 – 2:10 Student Q/A Panel Presentation Part II:
Graduate and undergraduate students Q/A Panel:
Challenges & Solutions to a Successful and Happy College Experience.

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.)

Moderator (Guari Manglik, CS undergraduate, NYU)
Speakers: Undergraduates and graduate students from NYU and Princeton
NYU:     Anjgo Kim, and Aye Sandar Moe.
Princeton: Tina Chen, and Yael Marshall.
2:10-3:00 Google’s Presentation:
“How technology can impact your life: from helping during a disaster to planning your vacation."
Laura Garcia-Barrio and Tammy Stern, Google Engineers
3:00 – 4:00 Tower Design Competition
Team up to build a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows
Winning teams get prizes! (Volunteers will be assigned a table to assist)
4:00 - 4:30 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, Department of Computer Science, New York University, Email: odeh(AT)courant.nyu.edu