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CRA Women Undergraduate Town Hall

VUTH2 Promo imageCRA-W’s Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall webinar is an online mentoring event where students learn about cutting edge research in computing and how to get involved with undergraduate research. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with distinguished computer scientists on topics such as professional development, reasons for pursuing a research career, and how to get into graduate school.

Date: November 30th, 2015 at 8pm ET – go to to register

Research Topic: Designing Healthcare Robots for Children with Special Needs
Mentoring Topic: Finding and Making the Most of an Undergraduate Research Experience
Speaker: Ayanna Howard, Georgia Tech
Host: Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia

Ayanna Howard working on robotsResearch Presentation – Designing Healthcare Robots for Children with Special Needs: In recent months, there has been an upsurge in the attention given to robots and artificial intelligence and their inevitable destruction of the human race if we are not watchful. Whether your opinion sits on one side or the other, the fact remains; robots have already become a part of our society and, in some cases, an integral part. In this presentation, Ayanna Howard will talk about her research in healthcare robotics and how these technologies can help address real-life needs for improving the quality of life for children with disabilities.

Mentoring Session – Finding and Making the Most of an Undergraduate Research Experience: Ayanna and Gail will discuss how to start an undergraduate research experience search and how to get the most out of research experiences.

Please share this excellent opportunity with your students!

CRA Women Undergraduate Town Hall