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Outsiders at the Table: Understanding Our Importance and Value in this World
Patti Ordóñez | October 10, 2017

Our second speaker in the Feel Good Friday series will be John Matsui, PhD, Assistant Dean of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a renowned advocate for underrepresented students in higher education. He will be speaking on the importance and value of having everyone at the table when it comes to … Read More

Feel Good Fridays begin with a visit from Bridget Brennan
Patti Ordóñez | October 5, 2017

At the AnnieCannons, we are beginning a tradition of inviting speakers outside of class on Friday to talk on topics that will either inspire and encourage students, teach them professional skills for success after the program, or develop a healthy work/life balance.  We are naming these events our Feel Good Fridays. Our first speaker is Bridget Brennan. Bridget … Read More

Diversity and Equity in Tech
Patti Ordóñez | September 8, 2017

Let me begin by introducing myself.  I am Patricia Ordóñez, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  My passion is to make the field of technology and computer science more accessible and inclusive.  I have lead several initiatives in … Read More

Virtual Reality: Not just a game
Sami Wilson | August 23, 2017

Virtual Reality originates from flight simulation technology and “theater cabinets”; it certainly has come a long way since the first conceptualizations. VR goggles and motion controllers now allow users to see, feel, and hear a completely different setting – almost complete immersion. While the video game industry has driven the popularity and publicity of VR, … Read More