Program

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Friday, October 7, 2011

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poster setup
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Poster session and snacks
5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Buffet dinner and networking activity
7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Break and group picture of 2011 MINK WIC participants
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Keynote speaker
Dr. Patty Lopez, Intel Corporation, Fort Collins Design Center,  Testing to Ensure that Moore’s Law Continues
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Crushing Gender Stereotypes Workshop
BJ Wishinsky, Anita Borg Institute
10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Social Event: Dance Party

Saturday, October 8, 2011

6:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Conference Registration for latecomers
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Concurrent Breakout SessionsTrack 1 – Faculty
Recruiting Women into Your Computing Major,
Dr. Joanne M. Cohoon, NC-WIT Senior Research Scientist

Track 2 – Graduate Papers
Moderator: Pat Pierson, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Track 3 – Ace the Microsoft Interview
Erin Stancik and Jeanne Johnson, Microsoft

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Panel — Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Moderator: Cindy Lundstrom, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lauren Larsheid, Client Executive, Cisco
Richelle Alvers, Storage Management Architect, Hewlett-Packard
Sonia Sharma, Technical Account Manager, Google
Michelle Sommers, Technical Project Manager, Senior Team Leader, Cerner
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Concurrent Breakout SessionsTrack 1 – Graduate School Information Panel
Moderator: Kim Wall, IT System Analyst Lead, Principal Financial Group
Dr. Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Professor, Villanova University
Dr. Patty Lopez, Logic Validation Engineer, Intel
Dr. Joanne Cohoon, Senior Research Scientist, NC-WIT
Bridig Halling, PhD student, University of Kansas

Track 2 – Lighting Talks I
Moderator: Connie Hecker, Missouri Western State University

Track 3 – Lightning Talks II
Moderator: Joni Adkins, Northwest Missouri State University

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. Panel – “Imposter Syndrome”
Moderator: Julia Stefani, IT Project Manager, Monsanto
Alyssa Daw, Software Engineer, Google
Jeanne Johnson, Solution Specialist – Data Center at Microsoft
Michelle Brush, Software Engineering Team Leader, Garmin International
Yuvonise Thurmond, Sr. Applications Programmer/Analyst, Kansas City Power & Light
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Box Lunch and Keynote speaker
Dr. Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Villanova University
No Discipline is an Island: Where Computing and Other Disciplines Meet
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Career Fair – Participants
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cerner Corporation
DST
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Gallup
Garmin
Goldman Sachs
Google
Hallmark
IBM
Microsoft
Monsanto
Principal Financial
Sandhills Publishing
Sprint
VML
Northwest Missouri State University
University of Kansas
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering
University of Nebraska – Lincoln