Annual event scheduled for December 7
The University of New Mexico’s Women in Technology (WIT) organization recently announced the lineup for its annual event, “Empowerment – Live Without Limits,” on Thursday, December 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University of New Mexico Building. the UNM Student Union in Acoma. and the Lobo rooms.
This year, WIT offers a variety of sessions that meet diverse interests and professional growth needs, whether it be technical expertise or networking. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and time will be set aside for networking with other UNM staff. Visit Event topics for a full list of topics for each track, including wellness, technique, and career and guidance.
“Living Without Limits” promises to be an exceptionally engaging day of engagement and networking and includes a dynamic presentation from Dr. Melanie Moses, Professor of Computer Science and Biology, which is sure to inspire.
Moses received a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in biology from UNM. His interdisciplinary research crosses the boundaries of computer science and biology by modeling research processes in complex adaptive systems such as ant colonies and the immune system, and more recently the immune response of the virus that causes COVID-19 .
She has mentored numerous UNM graduate and undergraduate students and led projects including Computing for everyone in New MexicoTHE NASA Marathonand the Google ExploreCSR Swamathon: the new generation to engage thousands of women and members of underrepresented groups in computing, from high school to graduate school.
She also co-founded the UNM-SFI Working Group on Algorithmic Justiceis part of the UNM ADVANCE Program to support the success of women faculty in STEM fields, and currently serves on the Computing Research Association Computing Community Consortium and the Board of Directors of Computational Research – Broadening Participation in Research.