Program Committee: Birds of a Feather
Associate Professor in Computer Science Department, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Eliana Valenzuela-Andrade holds a doctoral degree in Computing, Information Sciences and Engineering a Masters in Engineering Management Systems from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia. She has nearly ten years of teaching experience and four years of research experience. The research areas of Dr. Valenzuela-Andrade are Educational Robotics, Database, Metadata Database Design of Experiments, among others. In the past five years, she has been interested in innovative tools to motivate young people to explore CS topics before and during the college and encourage them to continue a career in this discipline. She had participated in projects of this type with ISMuL at precollege (4-12) and undergraduate level. Some of the tools she has been used are: robotics (using Lego Mindstorms®, TETRIX® and VEX®), computing without Computers, Scratch, SNAP Alice 3, among others. She is part of Latinas in Computing, FemProf and CAHSI. Currently, she is Associate Professor in the Computer Sciences Department at University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.