Harvey Mudd College Has More Women than Men in Computer Science

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Harvey Mudd College improves the number of women in computer science.

Great article from Quartz on how a few basic changes improved the number of women in computer science. Now, Harvey Mudd has more women than men in computer science.

The school’s efforts are being recognized and modeled by colleges and universities around the USA.  From the article ~ “Mudd’s success with women has gotten attention from other colleges and universities, and in 2014, Klawe and Mudd helped launch the BRAID (Building, Recruiting, and Inclusion for Diversity) Initiative to promote women and minorities in computer science at other institutions.” 

Thanks, Harvey Mudd College ~ You INSPIRE Us. Keep promoting women in STEM at the college and beyond!

Photo credit: Harvey Mudd’s President Maria Klawe (Harvey Mudd College)

Harvey Mudd College Has More Women than Men in Computer Science

Shida Tan, Principal Engineer at Intel

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Dr. Shida Tan is a Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation with expertise in novel charged particle beam technologies, optical spectroscopy, microscopy techniques, and nano-materials. Shida currently leads pathfinding projects in gas field ionization source technology and its applications in circuit edit, low yield analysis, failure analysis, and fault isolation. Shida’s responsibilities also include overseeing collaborative initiatives with academic and industry partners in the field. Shida has been with Intel for 14 years, she has previously led projects on optical probing techniques, carbon nanotubes, and silicon photonics.

Shida received her Ph.D. in Material Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University in 2002 and B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 1997. She has 9 issued and 3 pending US patents, 3 Intel Trade Secrets, 1 invited book chapter, and over 60 peer-reviewed publications. Shida has active leadership roles in several academia-industry conferences in her field, including steering committee member, technical program chair, session chair, abstract reviewer, and speaker.

Shida is also active in industry and academia research oversight bodies and women in technology initiatives. Shida is a founding organizer of the Women in Nanotechnology event at the EIPBN conference and served as a panelist in the Professional Business Women of California STEM Career panel. She is a proposal review board member for the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Molecular Foundry.

Shida enjoys spending time with her family and reading whenever time permits.

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Shida Tan, Principal Engineer at Intel

Allyson Kapin, Founder, Women Who Tech

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Allyson Kapin has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Tech by Fast Company, one of the top Tech Titans by the Washingtonian, and one of the Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in technology and social media. She is the co-founder of Rad Campaign, a web agency that works with nonprofits to fight the world’s toughest problems, ranging from climate change to health care reform. She is also a philanthropic adviser to Craig Newmark, the founder of craigslist and craigconnects. In 2012, Allyson wrote the nonprofit best-selling book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere, with Amy Sample Ward. In 2007, Allyson founded Women Who Tech: A Telesummit for Women in Technology featuring Arianna Huffington of HuffingtonPost.com and Joan Blades of Moveon.org. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Anita Borg Institute and the Planning Committee for NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference. Allyson blogged for Fast Company, focusing on trends in technology and Web 2.0 and currently serves as the Blogger-In-Chief for Care2’s nonprofit communications blog, Frogloop.

Exciting upcoming event ~ Women Startup Challenge, June 14th at LinkedIn. Read Craig Newmark’s (craigslist founder) blog post for a great recap of the event ~ 10 Women Tech Leaders Vie for $50K and Funding at Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn   http://craigconnects.org/2016/04/10-women-tech-leaders-vie-for-50k-and-funding-at-women-startup-challenge-at-linkedin.html (Side note: Eileen Chen, founder of Great Women INSPIRE, looks forward to attending and writing about this powerful event.)

Allyson Kapin and Craig Newman ~ You INSPIRE US!  

For more information visit Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign.

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