Engineering Women Demonstrate Success in Computing Science and Design Research

It has been a successful year for women in computer science, graphics and design at Penn Engineering.

Samantha Raja, 2010 graduate of the Digital Media Design (DMD) program and student in the Computer Graphics and Game Technology (CGGT) master’s program, authored a manuscript that was accepted to the International Journal Computer Graphics Forum (CGF). The journal is jointly published by the Eurographics Association and Wiley Blackwell and is a leading journal for in-depth technical articles on computer graphics. Samantha's paper, "Fruit Senescence and Decay Simulation," written with Joseph Kider and Norman Badler, professor in the department of Computer and Information Science, also won the summer Computer Science Undergraduate Research Poster event.

Jessica Wetstone, undergraduate research student in the GRASP Laboratory, won an honorable mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2011. This program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. This year's nominees were a very impressive group and t is quite an honor to be selected for Honorable Mention.

Samantha Merritt, a freshman in the DMD program, Kaitlin Pollock, a junior in DMD, and Nicole Ward, a SAS undergraduate, were each profiled in a recent Daily Pennsylvanian article demonstrating the diversity of computer graphics at Penn.   The interdisciplinary course offerings of the Digital Media Design program prepare students for careers in the ever-expanding world of computer graphics.

To learn more about programs and opportunities in computer graphics, research and design, visit the Computer Graphics at Penn website.

Interested? Learn more!

Fruit Senescence and Decay Simulation video
CRA Awards website
Daily Pennsylvanian coverage of the DMD program
Computer Graphics at Penn website

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