women in computing

Mihai Pop Awarded NSF Grant for Collaborative Metagenomics Research

Associate Professor Dr. Mihai Pop was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) September 1, 2015. The grant, listed as “Scalable and Highly Accurate Methods for Metagenomics”, was awarded to Dr. Pop in collaboration with Professors Tandy Warnow and William Gropp from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. It is scheduled to last from September 1, 2015 to an estimated end date of August 31, 2019. The grant focuses on developing methods for “annotating metagenomic sequences”, as Dr.

Elissa Redmiles Receives Judges' Choice Prize in Microsoft Challenge for Change

Elissa Redmiles, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, received the Judges' Choice Prize in the 2015 Microsoft Challenge for Change competition. Redmiles' entry was one of fifteen finalists in her age group, out of over 2,100 total applicants to the contest.

Paige Nelson: Ultimate Frisbee Captain and Shell’s Graphic Designer

Last month, Maryland’s Club Ultimate captain, Paige Nelson, and her team, competed in the Colonial Division-I Conference Tournament. After a weekend of convincing victories over all seven other teams from the Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. area, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee secured a spot in the Regional Tournament, where two weeks later they earned third place.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards For High School Girls

This past Saturday on April 18th, the Maryland Center for Women in Computing hosted the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards for high school girls.  Twenty-four young women with their parents and siblings filled the Multi-Purpose Room of Prince Frederick Hall.  After a quick meet and greet with professionals from Northrop Grumman, the company that sponsored the event, the award winners split from their parents.  Their families stayed in the room to learn about what computer science is, what it means to work in the field, and the stereotypes of computer science.  It was

Elissa Redmiles : Human Factors and Computer Science

Elissa Redmiles may have started in Chemistry, but she found a home in the Computer Science Department.  After taking CMSC131, she made the switch.  Not long after, she became a TA for the class, which started her on her path to focusing on Computer Science Education.  The following summer, she became an instructor at the Digital Media Academy, where she taught Java programming, web design, and mobile app development.  

Getting Girls into Computer Science

On Saturday, February 28th, the Maryland Cybersecurity Center hosted the 5th Cybersecurity Awareness Workshop.  The event is an interactive learning and mentoring experience for middle school girls.  This year, 70 girls learned about internet privacy, code breaking, and even lock picking, all to give them more confidence about the internet and technology in general.

Middle School Girls and Community Members Learn about MC2 and Women in Computing Education Programs at Expo

On Saturday October 26, 2013, The Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) was among the exhibitors at the Society of Women Engineer’s Invent it! Build it! Expo-the final event of their annual conference, held in Baltimore, MD this year. The Expo hosted representatives from both national and local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) organizations and outreach programs that provided resources and materials about programs, groups, best practices and more.