Thriving Scientists = Thriving Science

by Prescott, Amy

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00pm
Acadia University, Wolfville • Fountain Commons • Reception included 

Abstract: Technical and scientific careers continue to provide incredible opportunities and rewards, despite the inevitable bumps along the way. Based on my own career experiences and the wisdom shared by wonderful mentors, I'll reflect on why we need more technical women (and more technical people with broad perspectives more generally), how we can get there and how to flourish as a scientist or technologist. 

Poster Session: “It all Computes: Celebrating Diversity in Computing” will proceed the keynote address. The focus of the poster session is to showcase the variety of research at Acadia, and to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of computing. Participants will include faculty and students using computing techniques (e.g., coding, modeling, visualization, analytics) as an important component of the research process. 

Anne Condon is a Professor of Computer Science at U. British Columbia. Her research in bio-molecular computation advances the art and science of writing programs that are realized and executed by DNA molecules. Passionate about working with students, Anne has also developed research mentoring programs and community- based initiatives aimed at supporting women in computing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of the Computing Research Association's Habermann Award for her work on increasing the numbers and successes of women in computing research. Upon turning 50, Anne caught the triathlon bug - she's an enthusiastic bicyclist and runner and is steadily warming up to open water swimming. 

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