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Friday, October 7, 2011

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poster setup
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Poster session and snacks
5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Buffet dinner and networking activity
7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Break and group picture of 2011 MINK WIC participants
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Keynote speaker
Dr. Patty Lopez, Intel Corporation, Fort Collins Design Center,  Testing to Ensure that Moore’s Law Continues
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Crushing Gender Stereotypes Workshop
BJ Wishinsky, Anita Borg Institute
10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Social Event: Dance Party

Saturday, October 8, 2011

6:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Conference Registration for latecomers
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Concurrent Breakout SessionsTrack 1 – Faculty
Recruiting Women into Your Computing Major,
Dr. Joanne M. Cohoon, NC-WIT Senior Research Scientist

Track 2 – Graduate Papers
Moderator: Pat Pierson, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Track 3 – Ace the Microsoft Interview
Erin Stancik and Jeanne Johnson, Microsoft

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Panel — Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Moderator: Cindy Lundstrom, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lauren Larsheid, Client Executive, Cisco
Richelle Alvers, Storage Management Architect, Hewlett-Packard
Sonia Sharma, Technical Account Manager, Google
Michelle Sommers, Technical Project Manager, Senior Team Leader, Cerner
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Concurrent Breakout SessionsTrack 1 – Graduate School Information Panel
Moderator: Kim Wall, IT System Analyst Lead, Principal Financial Group
Dr. Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Professor, Villanova University
Dr. Patty Lopez, Logic Validation Engineer, Intel
Dr. Joanne Cohoon, Senior Research Scientist, NC-WIT
Bridig Halling, PhD student, University of Kansas

Track 2 – Lighting Talks I
Moderator: Connie Hecker, Missouri Western State University

Track 3 – Lightning Talks II
Moderator: Joni Adkins, Northwest Missouri State University

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. Panel – “Imposter Syndrome”
Moderator: Julia Stefani, IT Project Manager, Monsanto
Alyssa Daw, Software Engineer, Google
Jeanne Johnson, Solution Specialist – Data Center at Microsoft
Michelle Brush, Software Engineering Team Leader, Garmin International
Yuvonise Thurmond, Sr. Applications Programmer/Analyst, Kansas City Power & Light
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Box Lunch and Keynote speaker
Dr. Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Villanova University
No Discipline is an Island: Where Computing and Other Disciplines Meet
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Career Fair – Participants
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cerner Corporation
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Goldman Sachs
Principal Financial
Sandhills Publishing
Northwest Missouri State University
University of Kansas
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering
University of Nebraska – Lincoln