Women in Tehcnology / Outreach
- WACM (Women in Computer Science): I am currently vice president of WACM. In this role, I have focused on providing programming for students in our department, particularly undergrads, with the WACM Explains... series of talks and panels. Previously, I was co-chair of the mentoring program, which matches undergrads with graduate mentors and organizes speakers and other activities, with the goal of improving intention of undergraduate women. Prior to being a chair, I was a mentor.
- Grace Hopper: I have attended three times: in 2010, 2011, and in 2012. You can read about my experiences in 2011 and 2012
- Expanding Your Horizons: I have participated in EYH 4 times now: in 2008 as an undergrad volunteer, in 2010 as an activity organizer and presenter, in 2011 as an activity organizer, and in 2012 as an activity organizer and presenter.
- Scratch Club: In Spring 2012, I co-led a Scratch Club at Thoreau Elementary. We taught 4th and 5th graders using Scratch.
- Wisconsin Science Festival: I organized and led an activty at the 2012 Wisconsin Science Festival. I had a series of tutorials for creating Scratch projects to demonstrate its use for math, art, and entertainment.
- Madison Middle School Science Symposium: I had the pleasure of mentoring two very bright students for the 2013 symposium, and watching them learn about making a calculator out of logic gates.
If you might be interested in getting involved with outreach, feel free to send me an email (to lena AT cs).