Expanding Your Horizons March 1, 2003

"Is There a Robot in Your Future?

Women@SCS presented their successful workshop "Is There A Robot In Your Future?" at this year's Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference for the 4th successive year. This is a nationally held event aimed at increasing the participation of girls and women in mathematics and science. Bernice Ma, Junior, CSD, did a terrific job leading our Women@SCS team. This year's team included Denise Noyes (junior), Agata Bugaj (junior), Nancy Chen (junior), Aparna Jaiya (junior), Jennifer Li (junior), Gwendolyn Stockman (freshman), Catherine Fan (freshman), Meghan Veltri (freshman), Lisa Anthony (Grad. PhD. HCII) and Carol Frieze, the Women@SCS Associate Directory.

For this year's conference, the students developed a new program which included a presentation, hands on robot building and operating remote controls. The 24 girls that took part in the workshops ended their sessions with an exciting robot soccer competition. Our robotics workshops have proved to be a very successful part of EYH gaining high acclaim from previous participants.