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STEM students travel to Women in Computing Conference

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

2013 Oct MINK WIC conference attendeesThirteen Missouri State students, primarily from the computer science department, attended the Women in Computing (WIC) Conference in Kansas City Oct. 18-19.

At the MINK WIC Conference (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas), the programming included keynote speakers, workshops, panels and networking activities. Participants learned about transitioning from school into industry and balancing work and life responsibilities. Since the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are often dominated by men, session topics also touched on how to deal with the work environment.


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The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biologychemistrycomputer science;engineeringgeography, geology and planninghospitality and restaurant administrationmathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.

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