Outreach and Mentoring
Mentoring High School Teachers
I regularly give talks to beginning students about what it means to be a computer scientist and how one forges a career in research. Some of the venues include the following.
- STEM 101, My Career Journey
- McNair Program Panel Discussion
- ENG 1000, Computing in Ancient Greece
- UPE Seminar, Things We Forgot to Teach You
Other Advising and Mentoring
McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program prepares talented, highly motivated UConn undergraduate students for doctoral studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. As part of UConn’s TRIO programs, McNair is open to low-income, first-generation college students or those from populations underrepresented in STEM graduate fields who are seeking to pursue a Ph.D. degree. In the summer of 2016, I was a faculty facilitator in the program, hosting a student in my group for a research immersion.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)
UPE is the computer science honors society. I am the faculty advisor. The club runs some great programs including tutoring for the introductory courses, advanced seminars on specific technologies, as well as social events.
I have supervised two undergraduate Honors theses. I am proud to say that both students did great work, published their results and went on to top PhD programs in computer science. Connor Riley is now a PhD student at the University of Michigan and Kevin Pratt is a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University.