Tapestry of multicultural women


Dr. Warren (Trey) Lathe

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Warren Lathe, aka Trey, is currently an AAAS fellow in CISE working on computing education. Trey is a cofounder and chief scientific officer (on leave) of OpenHelix, a genomics training company. Professionally, he is interested in personal genomics, biology, STEM and computing education. Trey was a researcher from 1999 to 2003 at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), where he researched topics ranging from the evolution and regulation of bacterial genes to mapping Human SNPs to 3D protein structures. He was lecturer at several universities including the University of Rochester, City College of San Francisco and University of Heidelberg. Trey holds a Ph.D. (1991-1997) from the University of Rochester in molecular and evolutionary biology and completed undergraduate studies (1990) at Brigham Young University in zoology and art history. Trey recently moved from San Francisco with his husband and two school-age daughters and loves cooking, astronomy, knitting, history and gardening.

Ms. Jovanna Marquez

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Jovanna Marquez is a graduate of Lake Brantley High School, where she began to explore computer science under the tutelage of Seth Reichelson. Currently a sophomore at the University of Central Florida, she is majoring in computer science, minoring in mathematics, and has made the dean’s list. Jovanna has an identical twin sister and both are NCWIT state winners. Jovanna has attended the IBM conference for the past two years. At the conference in 2012, she was interviewed on stage in front of a large crowd of industry insiders and in 2013 placed first in the code rally competition. She has a passion to learn how to code and dreams that one day she can work at Google. Jovanna is highly motivated and willing to tackle any computer. She loves new challenges.

Mr. Seth Reichelson

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Seth Reichelson, Computer Science teacher and Mainframe Master at Lake Brantley High School (Orlando, FL), has developed a national reputation for his outstanding ability to recruit and retain a diverse set of high school computer science students. He has been named Teacher of the Year by many organizations, and his programming teams have won every state competition in Florida. He has been invited to speak at numerous Tapestry workshops, IBM Innovation conferences and NCWIT events around the country.  Seth is pictured with his dog Noodles who he loves.

Dr. Sheryl Sorby

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Dr. Sheryl Sorby is a Professor Emerita of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University and a Visiting Professor in the Engineering Education Innovation Center at The Ohio State University. She recently served as a Program Director within the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include graphics and visualization. She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on nearly $8M in external funding, most from the National Science Foundation for educational projects. She was the recipient of the Betty Vetter research award through the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) for her work in improving the spatial skills and ultimately the success of women engineering students. Dr. Sorby currently serves as an Associate Editor for ASEE’s new online journal, Advances in Engineering Education. In 2011 she received the Sharon Keillor award for outstanding women engineering educators from ASEE.

Mr. Joshua Southerland

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Joshua Southerland received BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently a research associate with Symbiotic Computing Lab at OU. His areas of focus include machine learning, robotics, and brain-machine interfaces.

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier

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Kelvin K. Droegemeier earned a B.S. with Special Distinction in Meteorology in 1980 from the University of Oklahoma, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric science in 1982 and 1985, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the University of Oklahoma faculty in September, 1985 and in 1987 was named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Droegemeier's research interests lie in thunderstorm dynamics and predictability, variational data assimilation, mesoscale dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, massively parallel computing, and aviation weather. In 2005, Dr. Droegemeier was appointed Associate Vice President for Research and in 2009, Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Joanne McGrath Cohoon

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Joanne Cohoon, PhD., Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at University of Virginia, director of the NSF-funded Tapestry grant, is also a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Women and Information Technology. She has published extensive research relating to gender issues and recruitment in computer science.

Dr. Jim Cohoon

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Jim Cohoon, PhD., Professor of Computer Science at University of Virginia, has published research in computer science education with an emphasis on attracting diverse and inexperienced students into computing majors. He is also a specialist in algorithms.

Dr. Deborah A. Trytten

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Deborah A. Trytten is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Trytten holds a doctorate in computer science from Michigan State University, and other degrees in mathematics, physics, and applied mathematics. Her research area includes diversity in engineering education using qualitative and mixed methods and undergraduate software engineering education. She has won the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Award for Superior Teaching in 2011, the University of Oklahoma Foundation's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009, and the American Society of Engineering Education's William Elgin Wickenden Award for the best paper in the Journal of Engineering Education during 2012. Her personal interests include dogs, yoga, pilates, quilting, knitting, and biking.

Ms. Marci Corey

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Marci Corey is the program manager of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, an independent nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma. The organization uses robotics to actively engage students in computer science, technology, engineering, science and math. The flagship program Botball® currently serves over 8,000 students nationwide. Mrs. Corey is a former educator and a strong advocate for student driven, hands-on, inquiry-based authentic education.

Other Contributors

Dr. Amy McGovern

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Amy McGovern is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. Her research includes machine learning and data mining for spatiotemporal applications, focusing on severe weather and education in computer science. She also works to improve diversity in STEM disciplines, has been the chair fo the Oklahoma EPSCoR Women in Science Confere,ce, and coaches robotics teams to get more kids interested in STEM careers.