Graduate student event
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS' EVENT AT HCC'03:
PROGRAMMING FOR THE EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED
HCC '03 is sponsoring a special
research event for graduate student researchers, as well as for a few
other participants, who are working on research relevant to the
research theme below. The application process's deadline was June 10.
Can programming power be made viable for educationally disadvantaged
There are many schools, particularly in minority and rural areas, that
struggle to provide even the basics of education, let alone
technological experiences. This problem can exist in particular
schools, or for particular populations at schools that serve some
populations better than others. Educational disadvantage can be
influenced by ethnicity, geographic factors, economic status, and
With little experience or confidence in their ability to deal with
technology, educationally disadvantaged people face serious obstacles
against coping with software designed by and for "information haves".
To be able to realize their own potential, members of this population
need information power. Whether and how software with the power of
programmability can be viable for this population is the subject of
There are three types of participants:
- Graduate student researchers: The student researchers who have
been selected will be presenting their work to a panel of experts and to interested
conference attendees. The goal is to exchange ideas, generate new
ones, and receive constructive feedback. 2-page research abstracts
of those selected will also be included in the conference
- Outside expert participation: An additional "outside expert"
participant will assist the panel of
experts in providing constructive feedback and insights.
- Other conference attendees: All HCC'03 conference attendees are
invited to attend the event to listen to the
presentations, interact with the participants, and add to the feedback
available to the presenters. No sign-up process or registration fee is
involved. The event will be one of the tracks
during a portion of the main conference.
The event will be a parallel track during the main conference. It
will consist of brief presentations by the students of their research,
followed by short positive critiques from the panel of experts.
Committee/Panel and Event Organizers
The committee members are:
The committee members, besides working together to make the participant selections, will serve on the panel of experts. The
selected graduate student researchers will make presentations about their
research to this panel, and the panel will offer constructive comments and advice to help them advance their research.
This event is being organized by Margaret Burnett, firstname.lastname@example.org.