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Last month, Dr. Diesburg and a contingent of UNI CS students attended the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. UNI CS sends a group of students and faculty to the conference each fall.
Last month, the Women in Computing (WiC) group helds its first Take Apart a Computer workshop. Aproximately 15-20 students worked in teams of two or three to take apart one of ten computers salvaged for the workshop. Everyone had fun while learning about the inside of a computer by taking it apart and reassembling it.
After the workshop, Prof. Diesburg reported, “More than one student went out of their way to tell me that they had never taken apart a computer before, and how useful this was to them. This was especially true of the female students. One of them told me that now she is going to take apart a computer she has at home to fix it. Before the workshop, she was intimidated.”
WiC will be hosting a larger-scale event of this type during the Spring 2017 semester open to all students.