Women researchers in STEM highlighted

Nicoletta Adamo-Villani

The Purdue Exponent highlighted four women researchers in the STEM disciplines, including Purdue Polytechnic’s Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, as part of their Women’s History Month coverage.

Adamo-Villani is a professor of computer graphics technology. Her work focuses on creating avatars to help teach mathematics to deaf children using sign language and studying uses of mixed reality.

New Albany location brings STEM focus to YMCA

The Purdue College of Technology in New Albany and the YMCA of Southern Indiana have begun a partnership to incorporate STEM subjects into summer programs and other youth programs.

Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue location off Charlestown Road, said while he’s trying to give the college more exposure in the community, he’s also trying to find ways to meet the needs of other organizations in the area.

Purdue professor encourages diversity in technology

Brandeis Marshall, an assistant professor in the department of Computer and Information Technology, participated in the planning of two conferences that took place in April 2012. Marshall was on the planning committee for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathemics (STEM) Women of Color Conference that was held April 1-3 at Purdue University. She was also a co-organizer for the Broadening Participation in Data Mining (BPDM) Workshop that was held in Anaheim, Calif., April 27-28.

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