Events in Fall 2015


October 23 @ 4:30 PM – DrRacket Workshop – Informatics East 150

CEWiT’s Special Interest Group: Women who Code is hosting a workshop campus wide for women. More details to come. Mark your calendar!

SoIC Women Faculty-Student Lunch Series

Come join our WIC Faculty-Student Lunches this semester to meet and hear our faculty women share their stories, their research, their self-management skills as a woman in technology. (Q&A too, with light lunch provided.) Here is the fall schedule – please join us for as many as you can!

October 29 @ 12:00 PM – Christena Nippert-Eng – Location TBA

One of our newest faculty in social informatics, Dr. Christena Nippert-Eng is teaching Privacy Information and Identity (I400) and has published booksHome and Work: Negotiating Boundaries Through Everyday Life and A Guide to Ethnographic ObservationRSVP here!

T-Shirt Design Contest

Help Women in Computing in designing our new shirt for the 2015-2016 school year.

Who can participate: Any student in the School of Informatics and Computing

Deadline: November 9, 2015

Prize: Winner receives $100!

All submissions should be sent to

November 16 @ 12:00 pm – Yuzhen Ye and Cassidy Sugimoto – Wells Library, E174 Conference Room

Yuzhen’s research areas include bioinformatics, metagenomics, data science, and more! Most recently she has taught introduction to bioinformatics, data structures, and machine learning in bioinformatics. She is also the new undergraduate education director for computer science majors. Cassidy Sugimoto is a professor in Information and Library Science with research areas in scholarly communication, science communication, and more. She is the chair of the IUB Faculty Council. Her talk on gender equality and human development in science was presented at an international conference and she has much to share with you. RSVP here!

December 7 @ 12:00 pm – Katy Borner and Allison Fish – Wells Library, E174 Conference Room

Professor Katy Borner is the director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at IU with research areas in science mapping, 3-D collaborative virtual environments, cognitive science, visualization, data modelling, etc. She teaches in cognitive science and informatics. Some research interest areas for Professor Allison Fish include health informatics, social informatics, technology, and law. RSVP here!


ALUMNAE Connections

Eli Lilly: Stephanie Bussey (Undergrad Informatics Alum 2015) Associate IT Analyst, October 28, 6:00 pm, Informatics East 150

Come listen to Stephanie Bussey a 2015 graduate of the SOIC Informatics program talk about what it is like to be a young women in the tech field. Currently working at Eli Lilly as an associate IT analyst, she is looking forward to sharing her experiences and insights with Women in Computing. Sign up here!

Salesforce: Corrie Colombero Speaks about Grad School and Life in Industry, November 11, 11:30 am, IMU Dogwood Room

Corrie Colombero graduated last year from the HCI/d graduate program here at IU just last year, and is now working at Salesforce as a user experience researcher. Come join Women in Computing in a live Google hangout with Corrie as she gives insight into both the HCI/d program as well as what it is like to work in industry. Sign up here!

Welcome Breakfast

Fall Potluck

Spring Banquet

Spring 2015 Women In Computing Newsletter