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Research Week Day #1 Event: Welcome to Research Week/Special Keynote Presentation
October 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Research Week at NC State
The Office of Research and Innovation will be hosting the 3nd annual Research Week beginning October 17th in celebration of research at NC State. Events will be held in a mixed format – some in-person, some virtual/hybrid.
Research Week Day 1
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Join us for a kick off to Research week with a Welcome by Mladen Vouk, Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation. Dr Vouk’s presentation will be an overview on the current state of research at the university, followed by a live Question and Answer session.
Following Dr. Vouk’s presentation, we are excited to welcome Dr. Tiffany Barnes as our keynote speaker for Research Week at NC State. Dr. Barnes’ presentation will highlight her work to bring computer science education to teachers, schools and students across the U.S. — and continually improve equitable access to computer science education, development and research. Specifically, Dr. Barnes will explain the core design features of the STARS Computing Corps Alliance for Broadening Participation in Computing, which has been shown to increase intentions to persist in computing. Together with you, Dr. Barnes hopes to envision a future where every person can fully participate in our digital learning and knowledge spaces. This talk will focus on the importance of recognizing and highlighting the broader impact of your research.
Dr. Barnes is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, and a Distinguished Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). In addition, Dr. Barnes is a Founding Co-Director of the STARS Computing Corps, a Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance funded by the U.S.A. National Science Foundation. Her internationally recognized research program focuses on transforming education with AI-driven learning games and technologies, and research on equity and broadening participation.