Every year on Ada Lovelace Day we celebrate amazing robotics innovations powered by women, and meet some of the amazing women themselves! The evening will start with a short slide show of the 2020 "30 women in robotics you need to know about" list from Women in Robotics Organization, which will be published at 7am PDT on Oct 13.
We're pleased to announce that our 2020 event will be moderated by one of our 2019 keynote speakers Jasmine Lawrence and our 2020 our speakers are;
Dr Ayanna Howard, Chair of Interactive Computing Georgia Tech
Dr Carlotta Berry, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Angelique Taylor, PhD Candidate at the Healthcare Robotics Lab in UCSD and Facebook Research Intern
Dr Ariel Anders, First Technical Hire at Robust.ai
Jasmine Lawrence, Product Manager at X, the Moonshot Factory
The Finding Ada Conference is a fully online global conference for women in STEM and advocates for gender equality. It will be held on Tuesday 10 November, beginning at 9am in Wellington, New Zealand, and ending 29 hours later at 6pm on the West Coast of America.
We have a variety of talks and workshops with live Q&As, interviews and panel discussions with speakers from around the world available to watch as they are streamed. Whether you are a woman in STEM who wants to develop her career, a business leader or HR exec, an educator or parent, or an advocate or community organiser, we are running sessions for you.
Caroline Walker, managing director and EMEA head of diversity and inclusion at J.P. Morgan
DeLisa Alexander, Executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat
Chi Onwurah, Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Educators everywhere are reexamining and reinventing their teaching approach to meet the challenges of delivering a high-quality education in this unprecedented year. Many are revisiting established best practices while others are looking to new ways of reaching students. In robotics education, we are facing many difficult questions:
* How can we best engage students in robotics material in the current teaching environment?
* How can we overcome perceived limitations when teaching robotics content online, especially when hardware is involved?
* Where should robotics education research focus to address these issues head on?
To facilitate a conversation around these important questions, the IEEE Women in Engineering - Robotics and Automation Society (WIE-RAS) is hosting an online panel on best practices for teaching robotics.Panelists will share their experience in best practices for robotics education, provide strategies for applying these practices to new courses, discuss major challenges in online robotics education and how they have overcome them, and talk about where they see robotics education headed.