Friday, March 21, 2008

3rd Annual NSM Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Symposium

As part of IUP Research Appreciation week, April 14 - 18, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host its third annual program to recognize the contributions of women to mathematics, science and technology. The program, which will highlight female undergraduate/graduate student and faculty projects and feature a keynote speaker, will be held from 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm, on April 14th in Weyandt Hall.

All female undergraduate and graduate students and female faculty are invited to display posters on their projects in Weyandt Hall in the planetarium area on the first floor of Weyandt Hall from 4:45 – 5:45 pm, April 14, 2008. Posters that will be presented at the April 1st Undergraduate Scholars Forum or those that will be presented on April 16th at the Research Appreciation event sponsored by the IUP Research Institute, as well as other poster presentations (such as those presented at professional meetings), are welcomed. A team of judges will recognize both the outstanding undergraduate and graduate student posters with a $100 Co-op Bookstore Gift Certificate.

At 6:00 pm, immediately following the poster session, we invite you and your students to Room 32 Weyandt Hall to hear a keynote lecture given by Rebecca Bace. Ms. Bace is widely recognized as one of the most influential people in information security today. Her career includes roles in research, development, operational management, and strategy, in settings ranging from the U.S. Intelligence Community (NSA) to a national laboratory (Los Alamos National Laboratory) to her current role as a strategic consultant in Silicon Valley. Ms. Bace is currently President and CEO of Infidel, Inc., a strategic consulting firm focusing on information security and risk management, and a venture consultant for Trident Capital, where she oversees Trident’s security-related investment portfolio. Although Ms. Bace is acknowledged most often for her work in intrusion detection (she is credited with successfully funding and transferring the first generation of intrusion detection technology to the commercial market,) she is also considered an key influencer in other security technology areas. Her publication credits include the books Intrusion Detection (Macmillan, 2000) and (with Fred Chris Smith) A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as An Expert Technical Witness, (Addison-Wesley, October, 2002) She is also author of NIST Special Publication SP 800-31 Intrusion Detection and the chapters on intrusion detection, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment for the Computer Security Handbook, 4 Ed., (Wiley, 2003) and 5 Ed. (Wiley, 2006), considered the definitive practice handbooks for information security professionals. Ms. Bace was named one of the top ten security professionals in the industry (Information Security Magazine, 2008), one of the five most influential women in security (Information Security Magazine, 2005) , and received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Security Agency (1995) in recognition of her work leading the intrusion detection research program.

Immediately following the keynote lecture, we will hold the ceremony recognizing student posters, as well as award special honors and door prizes.

We will be awarding door prizes ($15 Co-op Gift Certificate) to students who attend the symposium. These will be awarded by a random drawing. Also as part of the Awards Ceremony at the symposium, the Patricia Hilliard-Robertson Scholarship for an Outstanding Female Science Student will be presented.

Refreshments will be provided).

No comments: