Hiram College

Hiram College students and professors participated in the fifth Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing, at Mohican State Park Resort on Feb. 22-23, 2013. The conference is held every other year,  and serves as an opportunity for young women to explore careers in IT, to network with other young women and to meet possible mentors. OCWiC hopes to encourage women to complete their studies in computing by exploring careers and meeting women leaders from business, industry and academia.

Louis Oliphant, assistant professor of computer science, led a very popular Finch Robot Experience workshop on Friday evening, where participants programmed Finch robots to act as controllers for a virtual robot in a maze on the screen, and then to solve a similar maze on the floor. Jalaa Hoblos, visiting instructor of computer science, served on a panel about Academic and Research Careers.

Ellen Walker, professor of computer science and associate dean, served as Program Chair for the event, organizing and overseeing the entire program of presentations, posters, workshops and a career fair.  Two students attended, Sulochana Bramhacharya ’13, who presented her work in the poster session, and Kirsten Signar ’14.