Faculty profile 2
Alison N. Norman and Mary Esther Middleton. ``First Bytes and Project
Illuminate: Recruiting Girls to Computer Science'', Grace Hopper
Celebration of Women in Computing, October 2013.
Students, Students, and More Students: Gracefully Handling Increasing Class Sizes, Birds of a Feather at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, Texas, October 2015.
Lab Director, First Bytes Summer Camp for High School Girls (Summer 2012-current)
Developed Project Illuminate and led approximately 60 high school
girls through its development for one week each summer. Project
Illuminate uses the Arduino board to control strands of color-changing
LED lights. The campers' programming experience ranges from none to a few years of high school
courses (usually in Java), so all of them must learn the C syntax used
by Arduino and some of them must also learn basic programming. At
the end of the week, the campers have worked in groups to create light
shows that they then present to each other and their parents.