Session Tracks

Session Tracks

To help with your schedule planning, we've grouped the Summit activities in the following tracks.

All sessions are 50-minutes, unless otherwise noted in the description and schedule. All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Adobe for All

This year’s Summit includes a significant presence from Adobe, an Executive Platinum Sponsor whose longstanding partnership with IU helps the university community develop and apply digital literacy skills. Through IU’s enterprise contract with Adobe, Adobe Creative Cloud Pro is available at no additional cost to IU’s 110,000+ students, faculty, and staff across the state. Creative Cloud Pro is a set of desktop, web and mobile tools used to create compelling digital content. Visit Adobe at IU to get started with Adobe Creative Cloud Pro. Make sure to download and install the Creative Cloud desktop app and any other desktop apps related to the Adobe sessions you plan to attend.

Time & Date: 11:45am, Thursday, March 4

Description: In an ever-changing world, employers need a workforce that can invent the future, and the world needs engaged, informed citizens with the vision to solve the problems that define our era. In this keynote session, Mala Sharma, VP of Creative Cloud Product Marketing, Community and Digital Media Education at Adobe, will discuss why creativity and digital literacy are “superpowers,” and how embracing these essential skills will prepare students of any age to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Mala will also share stories from her illustrious career at Adobe, what she’s learned in her 17+ years in the tech industry and the importance of “being you” to succeed in your career.

Presenter: Mala Sharma

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Creating multimedia presentations, websites, or videos might seem like obvious assignments for media or digital art classes, but increasingly they are being used in non-media disciplines to convey content knowledge and critical thinking through modern modes of communication. Come hear how IU faculty in various disciplines -- from English and business to biology and health sciences -- have used creative tools like those available through the Adobe Creative Cloud to engage students in their learning while building important 21st century digital literacy skills.

Presenter(s): Justin Hodgson, Julie Johnston, Adam Maksl

Time & Date: 2:00 – 3:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: This workshop will demonstrate an easy-to-use workflow for making (better) videos for classes. It will cover the 10 Basic Steps for creating content videos, pairing Zoom and the user-friendly Adobe Premiere Rush (Rush), and will focus on both the technical (how to make videos) and the pedagogical (why we use video or have students make videos). The workshop will be split into two parts:

  • Part one: the presenter will perform all the steps, demonstrating the technical while highlighting the pedagogical.
  • Part two: participants will work (with guided assistance) through the ten steps, learning basic video editing in Rush.

Presenter: Justin Hodgson

NOTE: This workshop is 100 minutes so is scheduled over 2 sessions.

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Frustrated with the limited options available for laying out a resume in a word processor? Learn the basics of how to use Adobe InDesign in this session and create a resume that stands out from the rest.

Presenter(s): Beth Nolen, Jason Fickel

NOTE: This workshop is 100 minutes so is scheduled over 2 sessions.

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description:TA career brand is how you present yourself to the world to communicate your purpose and mission. What comes up when you Google yourself? Those results are the first impression that people will have of you. This gives you the control to ensure that employers see you as a professional, employable person.

Presenter(s): Tori Sykes, Valentina Arismandi

This session is made possible thanks to our Excutive Platinum Sponsor, Adobe.

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Stock photos, graphics, and more! IU users now have access to Adobe Stock, including over 200 million photos, illustrations, and other assets, useful in teaching, presentations, or other work. What's more? IU is the first university with Adobe Stock included for all users. Learn how to best utilize Adobe Stock and how it can help you with your work!

Presenter: Adam Maksl

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Creating a custom business card can be easy, with the help of Adobe Illustrator! In this session, learn how to use Illustrator to create a business card that’s uniquely yours.

Presenter(s): Beth Nolen, Jason Fickel

NOTE: This workshop is 100 minutes so is scheduled over 2 sessions.

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Saturday, March 6

Description: It is useful for project managers, designers, and others in IT who are not computer programmers to be able to create websites with more functionality than many content management systems allow. We will learn the basics of Dreamweaver and look at similar open source software.

Presenter: Ruth Eberle

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Adobe Premiere Rush is a video editor geared towards creating short, professional-looking videos quickly, even if you’re new to the process of video editing – which makes it a great tool for adding finishing touches to social media content or recorded presentations. In this session, learn how to import and edit existing video clips, add transitions, and export a completed video.

Presenter(s): Jason Fickel, April Law

NOTE: This workshop is 100 minutes so is scheduled over 2 sessions.

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own podcast, this session will help you get started! As part of this session, you’ll learn how to assemble a basic podcast while exploring the basics of audio editing and recording using Adobe Audition.

Presenter(s): Jen Oakes, Rachel Frend

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Infographics are a powerful way to display information in a variety of mediums. Follow along as the Center's MediaMakers Student Alliance Team demonstrate how to make infographics in Adobe Illustrator. This will include how to incorporate data from Excel, creating and manipulating graphic details, packaging, and exporting.

Presenter(s): Jaleesa Elliott, Kelsey Triebold, Ena Uuganbayar

Career & Networking

Time & Date: 2:00 – 3:00pm, Thursday, March 4

DescriptionAre you interested in an internship or job in the tech field or just curious about what kinds of technology-related jobs employers are looking for? Then, Elastic wants to chat with you! Stop by their Zoom Room to chat with employees of these companies.

Representative: Cami Lewis

**Note: By attending this session, you'll be entered into a drawing for a great prize!

Time & Date: 1:00 – 2:00pm, Friday, March 5

DescriptionAre you interested in an internship or job in the tech field or just curious about what kinds of technology-related jobs employers are looking for? Then, Cornerstone Information Systems wants to chat with you! Stop by their Zoom Room to chat with employees of these companies.

RepresentativeLierin Holly-Falzoni

**Note: By attending this session, you'll be entered into a drawing for a great prize!

Time & Date: 3:00 – 4:00pm, Friday, March 5

DescriptionAre you interested in an internship or job in the tech field or just curious about what kinds of technology-related jobs employers are looking for? Then, Synopsys wants to chat with you! Stop by their Zoom Room to chat with employees of these companies.

Representative: Caroline McCann

**Note: By attending this session, you'll be entered into a drawing for a great prize!

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:00pm, Monday, March 8

DescriptionAre you interested in an internship or job in the tech field or just curious about what kinds of technology-related jobs employers are looking for? Then, Grainger wants to chat with you! Stop by their Zoom Room to chat with employees of these companies.

Representative: Sam Feldt

**Note: By attending this session, you'll be entered into a drawing for a great prize!

Times & Dates:

  • 4:00 – 5:00pm, Friday, March 5
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Join fellow Summit attendees in the Network Table area for open networking from each day to expand your circle and meet a variety of interesting people you might not otherwise have crossed paths with. During this event, you’ll be placed at a virtual table with up to 4 other attendees on video chat for 15 minutes. Then, you’ll be randomly shuffled to a new table to meet even more people.

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Friday, March 5

Description: Onboarding is an important process for organizations and their new employees/interns. The pandemic altered traditional procedures by requiring the shift to a virtual format. A panel of students will share their experiences with virtual onboarding, explaining techniques that did or did not work.

Presenter: Katie Kubitskey

Time & Date: 11:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description:Join the Social Media team to learn how to use social media management to help promote and grow your organization or small business. We will teach you how to source, create, and schedule posts for social media platforms using tools like Hootsuite, Planoly, Canva, and Facebook Scheduler. This session will be presented by the Center's Social Media Student Alliance Team.

PresenterShannon McGuire, Katherine Patus, Claire Silcox

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Friday, March 5

Description: This session will introduce the audience to a few of Grainger's exemplary women working in technology. With each panelist in a unique point in their career, this group has a wealth of knowledge and perspective to share with the next generation of women paving their careers in technology. This session will be presented by a professional with WW Grainger.

Presenter(s): Samuel Feldt, Abigail Rivers, Kimberly Mungovan, Jamie Ott, Rajeswari Kolli

This session is hosted by our Gold Sponsor Grainger.

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Happiness in a job is only marginally related to pay. Why is salary usually the number one thing applicants look for in their job? This session examines the importance of evaluating multiple factors when examining job offers. Use your career to make an impact with engaging and fulfilling work. This session will be presented by a professional with NSWC Crane.

Presenter(s): Ashely Durcholz, John Bings

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Join IU Women in IT (IUWIT) and a panel of professionals who will share their knowledge and experiences regarding networking, interviewing, and other job searching tips and tricks. This interactive workshop is designed for students, staff, and faculty.

Presenter(s): Koral Briggs, Melanie Ebdon, Chris Bezzy, Myriam Young, Ellyn Pruitt

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Join IU Women in IT (IUWIT) and a panel of professionals who will share their knowledge and experiences regarding networking, interviewing, and other job searching tips and tricks. This interactive workshop is designed for students, staff, and faculty.

Panelists: Koral Briggs, Melanie Ebdon

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Seeking a paid internship or first position out of college? Women are paid $0.82 for every $1.00 paid to men! This loss adds up over a lifetime. Come learn how to negotiate higher salaries, better benefits packages, and gain confidence through facilitated discussion & role-play. All are welcome!

Presenter(s): Michelle Bartley-Taylor, Lisa Hamilton

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: 2020 marked the beginning of a new era, the era of virtual networking, and how to navigate it. How do you meet new people and connect with potential employers and centers of influence. In this interactive workshop, I will share the ways to be successful at Virtual Networking.

Presenter: Shanna Kabatznick

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Using an organizational case study of a tech firm, this research examines gendered patterns in the networking experiences, strategies, and relationships of tech workers. Compared to men, women's networking strategies further disadvantage their careers and reinforce the industry's "old boys' clubs."

Presenter: Ethel Mickey

Equity & Advocacy

Time & Date: 1:30pm, Monday, March 8

Description: As the only Black executive at Target reporting directly to the CEO and a member of the Fortune 50 retailer’s C-suite, Laysha Ward’s leadership lessons on gender, race, wellness and the power of human connections are timely and relevant. From her childhood in rural Indiana, where she was the only Black person from kindergarten through high school, to her role today, Laysha’s lessons come from a wealth of lived experience, often as the first, the only or one of a few. A highly curious lifelong learner who worked her way from a store in Chicago to the executive leadership level, Laysha will share valuable insights for navigating a world that has been permanently changed by the pandemic, racial strife and civil unrest.

Presenter: Laysha Ward

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Despite efforts to attract and retain women, gender gaps continue to exist in STEM majors/careers. While greater balance is found in some fields (e.g., biology), disparities exist in others (e.g., CS, tech). We will share factors that spark interest in and lead women to persist (or not) in STEM.

Presenter(s): Kelli Paul, Adam Maltese, Jungsun Kim

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: In our quest for Equity, we kindly ask the question how can we be better, tomorrow? Come and hear about the work AA&E has done over the past year from our Program Chair, and 2 other Advocates. More importantly, we want to create a space where YOU can provide critical feedback.

Presenter: Anthony Dominguez

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Friday, March 5

Description: How can we better advocate for parents and caregivers in technology fields? This solutions-focused workshop will generate concrete ideas that we as allies can use to advocate for a better working environment that could positively impact work-life balance for everyone.

Presenter(s): Kimmaree Murday, Michele Kelmer, Renee Petrina

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: As technology becomes more intertwined with our daily lives, designers have the responsibility to make digital experiences accessible to everyone regardless of their ability or situation. In this session, we will be covering the need for accessibility, and how to make our designs more accessible. This session will be presented by the Center's Web Design Student Alliance Team.

Presenter(s): Parumita Sachdeva, Fatima Rafiqui, YiBei Cheng

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Friday, March 5

Description: You may have heard of the gender equity gap, but what is it? IUB Women Rising will walk you through this phenomenon that stalls progress for many women. You will be able to understand how different factors such as motherhood, race, and sexuality all play a role in the gap and how to combat it. This session will be presented by the Center's IUB Women Rising Student Alliance Team.

Presenter(s): Zoe Saunders, Apurva Gadde, Cassidy Hillock

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Higher education has become reliant on technology in order to cultivate collaboration and enrich the learning experience in a virtual environment. We invite you to our presentation where we walk through two scholars' experiences as first-time researchers in the REUW program.

Presenter(s): Abby Nagel, Susan Loucks, Abby Nagel, Lauren Vaz

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: The Allies for Equity Alliance Team is excited to host an online workshop, Allyship in Action, for undergraduate students. This online workshop will teach you how to be an effective ally with examples, scenarios, and interactive activities. This session will be presented by the Center's Allies for Equity Student Alliance Team.

Presenter(s): Donald Nash, Ghada Alhaddad, Pooja Saxena

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: According to GLAAD, at least 20% of young people identify as LGBTQIA+. In this cutting-edge, educational, interactive session, you will learn current definitions, terminology, and key issues from a recent college grad who is a bisexual transgender woman and her mother, who is a Professor Emeritus.

Presenter(s): Bridgette Sampson, Jackie Thornhill

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Research shows that women who speak up in the workplace are considered "aggressive" or are dismissed entirely. As women of color, black women face the additional barrier of stereotypes that discourage them from speaking out. In this conversation, we address these biases and work to dissolve them. This session will be presented by the Center's Black Women & Tech Student Alliance Team.

Moderator: Lasya Rameswara

Panelists: A'Niya Birdsong, Adriann Wilson, Linda Calvin

Leadership

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Join Chris Bezzy, Scrum Master at Salesforce and IU Alumna as she explores the past and future of agile through the eyes of her journey. We will explore the history of Agile and the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Begin to understand the varying agile frameworks and how they are used. We will bust some myths, discuss the agile mindset, and talk about navigating the current agile corporate environment. This session is sponsored by IU Women in IT (IUWIT).

Presenter: Chris Bezzy

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: The use of geographic information systems (GIS) has grown exponentially since the beginning of this century. This presentation focuses on the importance of ethical behavior for GIS professionals and provides specific guidelines for such behavior based on the GIS Certification Institute requirements.

Presenter: Nancy Obermeyer

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Women think, act, and lead with a unique set of strengths and capabilities. At this session we would review the leadership style of remarkable and diverse women leaders who have blazed the trail with the 10 C’s of feminine style leadership, and discuss takeaways for current women leaders in IT. This session will be presented by the Executive Director, Risk and Compliance of the State of Indiana

Presenter: Anushree Bag

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: TAre you interested in a dynamic career in a growing field that leverages your technical and leadership skills? If so, a career in project management may be a good fit for you. Come join us to learn more about the diversity of options available for women interested in this exciting career path. This session will be presented by a professional with PwC.

Presenter: Anne Tick

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Seeking a paid internship or first position out of college? Women are paid $0.82 for every $1.00 paid to men! This loss adds up over a lifetime. Come learn how to negotiate higher salaries, better benefits packages, and gain confidence through facilitated discussion & role-play. All are welcome!

Presenter(s): Kenna Worcester,Caitlin Harshberger, Kate Griffin

Pedagogy

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Creative and collaborative group work can be challenging in the university setting, particularly in the current completely online and asynchronous context. However, students can have an effective and inspiring group experience through scaffolded assignments, with feedback opportunities throughout.

Presenter: Jennifer Lale

Time & Date: 1:00 – 3:00pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Come visit the Scholars Book Fair, where you'll learn about affordable content from UITS Learning Technologies and campus librarians. During this virtual, "fair", you'll have the opportunity to meet with your choice of experts representing 10 different affordable content options.

Presenter: UITS Learning Technologies

NOTE: This session is scheduled for 2 hours, and attendees may drop in at anytime.

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Many academic programs require students to work on projects. These projects requires students to work in teams and to work on bigger scale projects compared to any other courses during the final year. Strategies for teaching such courses will be discussed such as team forming techniques.

Presenter: Suha Lasassmeh

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Experience, first-hand, techniques that invite all voices to be heard and support an equitable space to speak and listen in your Zoom meetings. This session demonstrates how to mash-up Zoom features and/or mix those features with other IU technologies to achieve amazing results.

Presenter(s): Michele Kelmer, Zach Carnagey

Personal Power

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: #IamRemarkable is a global Google initiative empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. This highly informative and interactive 90-minute workshop explores the importance of self-promotion in your personal and professional life.

Presenter: Bridgette Sampson

NOTE: This workshop is 90 minutes so is scheduled over 2 sessions.

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Resilience at work and school matters! This practical, interactive workshop will inspire you to become your more resilient self. The profound changes in our world today can be overwhelming. You will learn resilience tools, strategies and creative ideas you can practice in your daily life – moving you from surviving to thriving.

Presenter: Karon West

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: Whether you are working from home or you are back in the office, finding strategies to be more productive and engaged in your work will bring greater and longer lasting career satisfaction. With the help of a career coach, explore how to keep yourself working at your best and how to overcome burnout.

Presenter: Emili Bennett

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Have you ever regretted not raising your hand when you had the answer? Do you feel like there is more within you than people realize? In the Confidence Code workshop you will discover 5 key steps to help you unlock your greatness. Come ready to dive in--there is so much more within you. This session will be presented by an IU Alumna who now works at Microsoft.

Presenter: Kristen Hicks

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Mentoring is knowledge transfer. Building relationships with those who have successfully done what you are striving to do can be most helpful. In this interactive presentation, you will learn how developing your career with mentors is critical in your advancement.

Presenter(s): Ariel Crawley, Alison Martin

Tech – AI

Time & Date: 1:30pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: Globally we are in the midst of a tectonic shift in technologies and technical infrastructures, against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Historically, sustaining similar technological and economic transformations have required the establishment of new fields of practice to ensure safety, innovation and scale. The 3A Institute (3Ai), directed by Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell at the Australian National University, was founded to establish a new branch of engineering to tackle today’s challenge, that of taking artificial intelligence safely, sustainably and responsibly to scale.

The Institute conducts research and examines the ways in which AI is appearing in the world today, from mining sites to the Great Barrier Reef and the theatre. Throughout, the ethos of the Institute has been one of moving from critical thinking to critical doing. The Institute has also invested in creating room for a diversity of voices and lived experiences, and in creating the space for the kinds of conversations that result. In this talk, Genevieve will reflect on that journey, lessons learnt, emerging insights, and next steps.

Presenter: Genevieve Bell

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Thursday, March 4

Description: This talk will illustrate how data feminism can expose inequalities in data production. We will explore how challenges to the male/female binary can help to challenge other hierarchical (and empirically wrong) classification systems and how the concept of invisible labor can expose the significant human efforts required by our automated systems; and why the data never, ever “speak for themselves.” The goal of this talk, as with the project of data feminism, is to model how scholarship can be transformed into action: how feminist thinking can be operationalized in order to imagine more ethical and equitable data practices.

Presenter(s): Catherine D'ignazio, Lauren Klein

This Plenary is sponsored by OneAmerica.

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Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:501m, Friday, March 5

Description: Sometimes, we may not have the exact computing tools we need immediately at our disposal. In this session, I will show how you can use tools built using the Wolfram Language, including a file converter for obscure data file types, a search engine that reads off MS Excel spreadsheets, and a financial investment tracker.

Presenter: Colleen Rosales

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Saturday, March 6

Description: In complement to the film Coded Bias, this panel of 4 students/faculty discuss issues and developments in evidence and actions to increase trust in algorithmic AI knowledge. Black boxes in self-driving cars, explainability, and transparency and reproducibility all contribute to a trust framework.

Panelists: Beth Plale, Director, Data To Insight Center, IU Bloomington, Memo Dalkilic, Faculty, Computer Science, Luddy School, IU Bloomington, Bramsh Qamar Chandio, PhD student, Intelligent Systems Engineering, Luddy School, IU Bloomington, Sadia Khan, PhD student, Informatics, Luddy School, IU Bloomington

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Is AI inherently malicious, or does the fault lie in the human designing it? Where do we draw the line between security and control and what do we give in to obtain this "security"? Come find out how to stay competitive in the new labor market of algorithms, surveillance, and smart governance.

Presenter: Eleonora Colombo

Tech – Cybersecurity

Time & Date: 12:00 – 1:00pm, Friday, March 5

DescriptionThe Woman Who Smashed Codes is a national bestseller about Indiana native, Elizebeth Friedman. This true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America’s enemies shines a light on Friedman’s monumental achievements in laying the foundations for modern cryptography. Please join us for a conversation with Jason Fagone and IU’s First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, followed by your questions and further discussion about women in cybersecurity.

Presenters: Jason Fagone & Laurie Burns McRobbie

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Friday, March 5

Description: A hundred years ago, Elizebeth Friedman was a young woman from Indiana in her early 20s who pioneered codebreaking that took down Nazi spy rings in South America and put American gangsters behind bars. In this session, you’ll get hands-on with codemaking and codebreaking, as well as a look behind Elizebeth’s amazing accomplishments. Be sure to register for the Summit by February 16 and you’ll get a free copy of Elizebeth’s biography, The Woman Who Smashed Codes.

Presenter: Justin Troutman

NOTE: This workshop is 100 minutes so is scheduled over 2 sessions.

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: This session will include two versions of Capture the Flag for 20 minutes each. Attendees will compete in a jeopardy style game covering cybersecurity topics, and then we will work together to identify vulnerabilities in a website. Come ready to learn and have fun! No experience necessary.

Presenter(s): Jenni Munoz, Tiffany Lau-Joa, Peyton Crnjak

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: The unfortunate reality of using social media and mass communication platforms is that your personal information is placed on the internet for anyone to use as they wish. In this session we will discuss audience concerns and issues with common platforms and how to best mitigate personal risk.

Presenter: William Drake

Time & Date: 1:00 – 1:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: A panel comprised of professional women from a variety of different backgrounds will share their journey stories about how they ended up in cybersecurity, the nature of their work and work environments, and other cybersecurity related careers they know about that are great opportunities for women. 

Panelists:

  • Mary McKee, coder by training, now Director, Identity Management and Security Services, Duke University
  • Anushree Bag, engineer by training, now Executive Director, Risk and Compliance, State of Indiana Office of Technology
  • Jess Walpole, VP, Americas and Interational Welding IT

Moderator: Emily K. Adams, Principal Security Analyst & Chief Information Security Officer at Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), Indiana University.

Tech – Misc.

Time & Date: 12:00 – 12:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: It’s an exciting time to bring technology into your career, no matter what your major, and at IU you can gain skills that will set you apart in your field. For a lot of new and soon-to-be graduates, however, it can be hard to know where to start. Join IU Alumna and IBMer Meghan McGrath on Saturday to talk about practical tips for finding your place in tech and why working in technology is like a cyborg dance party.

Presenter: Meghan McGrath

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Come learn how games and other digital media tell interactive stories, the writing methods, and some software used to pull it all together. This session will be presented by the Center's Game Design Student Alliance Team.

Presenter(s): Arianna Eiler, Amy Ni, Emma Callahan

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Tinkering done virtual! Join the Center's Women Who Code Student Alliance Team for an online simulation of working with Arduino, an easy-use electronics platform that illustrates engineering basics. Learn how to create a circuit that can communicate a secret message through morse code. Please create a free account on tinkercad.com to participate.

Presenter(s): Tara Aggarwal, Claire Contos, Manvi Saxena, Shea Tuli

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: 3D Printing & Design is growing in popularity. Many are intimidated by 3D printing because of how technical it seems but in this walkthrough any apprehensions of beginners should disappear. We’ll examine the ins and outs of 3D printing and model what it looks like to print a design with a 3D printer. This session will be presented by the Center's 3D Printing & Design tudent Alliance Team.

Presenter: Shauntell Harris, Natalie Taylor, Nadine Templeton, Leanne Nay

Tech – Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Professions, and Education (SSHAPE)

Time & Date: 2:00 – 2:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: The past is not getting any younger. Here, Egyptologists discuss the applicability of known technologies to analyzing the ancient past. Case studies from ancient Egypt and imperial Rome highlight the benefits (and difficulties) of the digital humanities for researchers and non-specialists alike.

Presenter(s): Erin Anderson, Justine Galambus, Julia Puglisi

Tech – STEM

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Saturday, March 6

Description: The Space Race defined a scientific and technological generation. With Project Artemis on our horizon, we look back at where we've come from, and how American scientists and engineers kept innovating even when they seemed hopelessly behind the competition. "Hidden Figures" was just the beginning! This session will be presented by a professional with Cornerstone Information Systems.

Presenter: Lierin Falzoni

This session is hosted by our Silver Sponsor, Cornerstone Information Systems.

Time & Date: 11:00 – 11:50am, Saturday, March 6

Description: After hearing plenty of buzz surrounding a COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering: how will introducing a vaccine impact the trajectory of the pandemic? In this session, you'll learn how epidemiological models can be used to simulate pandemics and answer questions about vaccination strategies.

Presenter: Kali Konstantinopoulos

Time & Date: 3:00 – 3:50pm, Saturday, March 6

Description: Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) are surprisingly intuitive yet incredibly powerful tools to solve finding-a-needle-in-a-haystack kind of problems. One such problem is designing the perfect Neural Network to control a robot. Join me at this workshop to code your own EA that makes a simulated robot walk!

Presenter: Josheta Srinivasan