North Carolina State University
"I want to inspire other women in tech to go out there and experiment regardless of what their level of expertise is in the field."
Santa Monica College
"I will have a chance to meet potential future co-founders, meet inspirational women, and create a project that will help me grow as a software developer."
University of Maryland, College Park
"As a non-binary student, I am excited to find a space where I can learn to code and explore opportunities in the tech industry."
CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ARMORED THINGS
Julie is co-founder, President & Board member of Armored Things, an Internet of Things (IoT) software company that is using Internet of Thing devices to keep large venues, like universities and pro-sports stadiums, safe from hackers and terrorists. Before devoting her life to protecting the internet and saving lives with Armored Things, Julie worked in various positions across trading, investment management, and venture capital. Most recently, Julie worked at Qualcomm, where she was focused on understanding cybersecurity (or the lack thereof) for the Internet of Things. By her peers, Julie is known for her relentless pursuit of goals and personal belief that you can learn any discipline with focus and determination. She has degrees from Univ. of Pennsylvania, Wharton and Harvard Business School.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MEDIA ARTS & SCIENCES, MITCO-DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR FUTURE STORYTELLING
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc. She authored the book Designing Sociable Robots, and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences on the topics of Autonomous Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Learning. She serves on several editorial boards in the areas of autonomous robots, affective computing, entertainment technology and multi-agent systems. She is also an Overseer at the Museum of Science, Boston. Her research focuses on developing the principles, techniques, and technologies for personal robots that are socially intelligent, interact and communicate with people in human-centric terms, work with humans as peers, and learn from people as an apprentice.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, MIT MAN VEHICLE LABWELLESLEY COLLEGE STUDENT, 2018DIRECTOR, WHACK (WELLESLEY HACKS)
Jesslyn Tannady is a senior at Wellesley College double majoring in Computer Science and Media Arts & Sciences. Driven by her exposure to challenging living conditions from living in Indonesia, she contributed to research on massive open online courseware as a means of empowering communities at the Wellesley College Data Analysis and Visualisation Laboratory. She interned as a research engineer at Reality Reflection, a Korea-based virtual reality startup that published VR game Music Inside. Through the MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Jesslyn co-designed and developed a custom augmented reality application for Hololens that will serve as a prototype for navigation tools that will be used by astronauts on Mars.
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