NYU's WinC, Google & Princeton's GWISE New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference 2011


Program for the Annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference 2011!
 Sponsored by NYU’s WinC, Google and Princeton’s GWISE!
 Thursday, April 7th, 2011, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Kimmel Center- Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor
60 Washington Square South
New York University, NYU


8:30 – 8:45

Registration (must be at the event at 8:45 am)

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:  Angjoo Kim, NYU CS undergraduate student
 Overview of Engineering fields: Tracy Tsai, Princeton graduate engineering student

9:40- 10:00

Stories of success from Young Female Entrepreneurs (Start-ups): We will hear from recent NYU and Princeton graduates about their experience developing their own start-up.
Gauri Manglik, CEO, SpotOn. Graduated from NYU in 2010 with a Computer Science degree.
Nahanaeli Schelling, Graduated from NYU's ITP in 2010. Co-founder of SIMbaLink. SIMbaLink's mission is to enable the adoption of solar energy as the main form of rural electrification and bring affordable light into the homes of the 1.6 billion people without access to reliable electricity.
 Princeton Start up speaker: TBA

10:00 – 12:00

App Inventor workshop: Teaching high school girls to develop mobile applications. Winning teams get prizes!
Workshop is led by Erika Allison from Technovation Challenge.
Workshop Team leaders:
NYU’s Department of Computer Science: Aye Moe, Angjoo Kin, and Professor Sana Odeh
Google: Tammy Stern and Alice Bonhomme-Biais
Princeton Engineering Department: Tracy Tsai

12:00 – 1:00

Networking over lunch and Project Demo exhibits (1 hour):
During lunch, high school students and their teachers will have a chance to see demos of cool projects in CS and engineering, and also network with speakers and volunteers from Google, NYU, Princeton, and Columbia.
Also, there will be projects exhibited as well during lunch.

1:00 - 1:30

Deans & Professors Panel: Why Computer Science and Engineering Matter, Careers in CS and Engineering and Challenges & Solutions to a Successful and Happy College Experience.  
Brandi Jones, Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs at Princeton University
Michael Overton, Chair and Professor of Computer Science, NYU
Alice Bonhomme-Biais, Senior Software Engineer at Google.
Moderator: Sana Odeh, Clinical Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, NYU.

1:35- 2:00

Cool CS Talks and Demos in CS and Engineering:
Talks by students from NYU and Princeton:
2:00- 2:40 Student Q/A Panel Presentation Part II: 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)
Graduate and undergraduate students Q/A Panel: 30 minutes
Speakers: Undergraduates and graduate students from NYU, Columbia and Princeton
2:45- 3:45 Tower Design Competition (55 minutes) 
Team up to build a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows
Winning teams get prizes!
3:45 - 4:00 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 at (odeh(AT)courant.nyu.edu, Department of Computer Science, New York University