Save the Date! Tapia 2019 San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2018 Tapia Conference

Untold Stories of Black Women PhDs in Computing

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:30AM - 12:00PM



This panel will address the impact that Black Women PhDs in Computing have made in computing from both academia and industry. The personal stories shared will provide insight to the path to the PhD in computer science and the motivation for those desiring to diversify computing. With the focus being on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in computing, this panel serves as an additional reference for Black women and women in both academia and industry.

This panel:
I) speaks to the path of obtaining the PhD and the struggles to obtain the PhD due to the constraints of family obligations, organizational politics, and the like.
II) addresses the contributions that these computer scientists have made to computer science.
III) addresses the services that they have provided to broaden participation in computer science.
IV) focuses on changing the face of technology through initiatives led by Black Women PhDs.

Panel Moderators:
Cheryl A. Swanier, Claflin University
Cheryl D. Seals, Auburn University
Felicia R. Doswell, Norfolk State University