NYU's WinC & Princeton's GWISE New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference Fall 2013



The annual New York City Girls Computer Science
and Engineering Conference 2013

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2013

8:00 am - 3:30 PM
Kimmel Center- Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor
60 Washington Square South
New York University

8:30 – 8:45

Registration (must be at the event by 8:45 am)

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Why Computer Science Matters” by Sana Odeh, Clinical Professor, Computer Science Department at NYU and Chair of this conference.

9:10 - 9:15

Welcome” Michael Overton, Chair of the Computer Science Department at NYU

9:15 - 9:35

 “What is CS & Engineering?” and  “Overview of different areas of Computer Science and Engineering” by students from Princeton and NYU. 
“Overview of CS fields” by Nicole Lee, Undergraduate student at NYU and President of Courant's WinC. 
 Overview of Engineering fields: Jiasi Chen, graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University

9:40- 10:00

Cool Talk in CS:  "Robotics" by Trammell Hudson from TWO SIGMA

10:00 – 12:00

Scratch Programming workshop:
Teaching high school female students to create fun, innovative and interactive projects using animation, photos, music, and art. Scratch is a fun and easy programming language that was invented by MIT. Projects can be published and shared on the web.
Winning teams get prizes! 
Workshop is led by the following team leaders: 
NYU’s Department of Computer Science: 
Nicole Lee (undergraduate student at NYU) and Professor Sana Odeh
Google: Rebecca Collins and Sri Velagapudi Google Engineers
Princeton Engineering Department: Mei Chai Zheng, Graduate student at Princeton.

12:00 – 1:00

Networking over lunch and Project Demo exhibits (1 hour): 
During lunch, high school students and their teachers will have a chance to see demos of cool projects in CS and Engineering, and also network with speakers and volunteers from Google, NYU, and Princeton and TWO SIGMA. 
Also, there will be projects exhibited as well during lunch.

1- 1:10

A talk on "College Admissions"
by Brandi Jones, Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs at Princeton University

1:10 - 1:30

Cool Engineering Talks: "Climate Science" by Audrey Yau, a graduate engineering student at Princeton.


Katie "Fire Whirls" by Hartl hartl, graduate engineering student at Princeton.

1:35- 2:00pm

Student Q/A Panel Presentation Part II: Challenges & Solutions to a Successful and Happy College Experience:
30 minutes
Graduate & undergraduate students from NYU, and Princeton share their personal experiences and advice (college acceptance, seeking scholarships, choosing a field that's right for you, how to find success and happiness in your college and career experience) 
Graduate and undergraduate students Q/A Panel:
Nicole Lee, undergraduate student of CS at NYU and Mei Chai Zheng, graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University
Speakers From Undergraduates and graduate students from NYU and Princeton

2:00 - 3:15

Tower Design Competition (60 minutes)  
Team up to build a tower using spaghetti and gum drop candy 
Winning teams get prizes!

3:15 - 3:30

Close of Competition and Awarding of Prizes


We thank our sponsor NYU's Courant!



Feel free to contact us if you have questions: wincgwise(AT)cs.nyu.edu or contact the conference chair, Professor Sana Odeh at (odeh(AT)courant.nyu.edu, Department of Computer Science, New York University