2012 Conference Schedule

DoubleTree Hotel, Portland Oregon

April 14, 2012

7:30 – 8:30     Registration, breakfast, meet & greet

8:30 – 9:30    Welcome – Tina Pratt of Anita Borg Institute, (Holliday Room) Keynote – Alesha Adamson, Pronoia Health “On The Way…”

9:45 – 11:00    Workshop I – Challenge activity “The Hunt” (Broadway/Weidler)

11:00 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15    Workshop II – (breakout sessions by themes: “Merging CS and Science”( Bruce Shafer , Oregon University System) (Morrison Room) “Computational Thinking meets Biology, Chemistry and Physics: How 3D simulations makes high school science more engaging and deepen understanding of science and engineering.”


“Merging CS and Medicine”(Dr. William Hershand Dr. Shannon McWeeney (Broadway Room) Dept. of Informatics at OHSU) “Big Data and the “Blind trust” – Data Intensive Discovery and Access” “Career Opportunities in Biomedical Informatics: At the Intersection of Biomedicine and Computer Science”

12:15 – 2:00    Lunch and professional women panel (Holladay Room) “Dynamic women, demanding roles – insight into a day in the life of female engineers at IBM, Intel, Urban Airship and US Bancorp”.

2:15 – 3:15      Workshop III – (breakout sessions by themes) “Merging CS and Science”(Dr. Rubin Landau, OSU Physics, Emeritus) (Morrison Room) “The Need for Computational Scientific Thinking in Education”


“Merging CS and Medicine”(Dr. Tania Vu, Dept. of Bioengineering at OHSU) (Broadway Room) “The role of engineering and computer programing in biomedical imaging”

3:15 – 3:45      Break  Special Program: Big History using ChronoZoom, Rane Johnson Microsoft Research

3:45 – 4:30     Career Panel – “Many opportunities, few women – an exploration of the shortage of female CS and IT professionals, and the demand for them. Discussion by executives of WebMD, Allergan, ZyLAB, and WebTrends”

4:30 – 6:00     Students: Opportunity Fair (CS College Fair + Job/Internship Fair) (Lobby and Broadway) Faculty: Special Session hosted by Dr. Leisa Thompson of NCWIT (Halsey Room) “Recruiting Women into High School and Undergraduate Computing”

6:00 – 9:00     Dinner/Keynote (Rane Johnson of Microsoft Research) (Multnomah Room) NCWIT Award Presentations



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