An ACM-W chapter has been officially chartered at UD by CISters and BiSA. On September 12th, 2016 from 11 am to Noon, there will be a meeting held by CISters to discuss plans and funding for the new chapter. All women of BISA are welcome to attend.
The following students will be the BiSA officers in 2016-2017 academic year:
President – Irem Celen
Vice President – Modupe Adentunji
Secretary – Maddy MacDonald
Treasurer – Mengxi Lv
Funding from the National Center for Women and Information Technology Academic Alliance (NCWIT) and Symantec will provide undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Delaware an opportunity to participate in an e-textiles workshop this fall (UDaily Article).
CISters will have the support of the Bioinformatics Student Association (BiSA), and the IEEE-W organization at UD for promoting computer science and electronics during the workshop.
Dr. Liang Sun is the first student to graduate from the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology PhD Program in the University of Delaware, which was launched in Fall 2012 (CBCB News).
His dissertation, performed under the supervision of Dr. Carl Schmidt, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences, was focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying heat stress.
Dr. Liang has already been offered and accepted a position to work with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation as a Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer in the Computing Services Department of the Administrative Division.
The following people will be the BiSA officers in 2015-2016 academic year:
President – Allen Hubbard
Vice President – Deepika Prasad
Secretary – Irem Celen
Treasurer – Ryan Moore
The BiSA officers nominated Maddy MacDonald as the Graduate Student Government Representative for Bioinformatics. Maddy has accepted the nomination for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations Maddy.
BiSA has been selected to receive assistance from the National Center for Women and Information Technology Academic Alliance (NCWIT) Student Seed Fund to support its outreach initiatives (UDaily Article). BiSA will use the NCWIT Student Seed Fund to develop inquiry-based activities for middle school and high school students visiting the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI).
BiSA members who are interested in volunteering to help with this outreach activity during the summer and fall should email ecrowgey AT udel DOT edu.
After collecting the responses from a rather close election, the following people will be the BiSA officers for this coming year:
- Erin Crowgey
- Vice President:
- Julie Cowart
- Reza Hammond
- Liang Sun
Congratulations everyone and good luck in this coming year!!