2024 Program of Events

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Friday, March 15:

3:30 – 5:00 pm Registration Student Center Banquet Hall Lobby
Parking: Vandiver Lot
4:30 – 5:45 pm Workshop: Down and Dirty Podcasting – Bobby Rettew
(participants should have QuickTime installed on their computers.)
LOCATION UPDATE – Due to rain, workshop will now be in Student Center – Classroom 302
6:00 pm Dinner Student Center Banquet Hall A
6:45 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones

“The case for Bilingual Technology “

Student Center Banquet Hall A
15 min Break (Student Posters: Prepare Presentations)
8:30 – 9:30 pm Student Poster Presentations / Evening Snack

  1. Maria Duran and Ixchel Peralta-Martinez – Implementing Human Feedback in Reinforcement Learning for ClaraNP: A Hallucination-Mitigated AI Interface Tailored for Nursing Education
  2. Daisy Clavijo Ramirez – Parking Lot Vehicle Recognition and Counting: Leveraging Drones and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Elif Sahin – BlueAI: Designing Artificial Intelligence for Environment Science and Climate Change Learning Experiences for K12 Students
  4. Megdalia Bromhal – Anti-Blackbeard AI: An Analysis of the AI Defending Cargo Ships Against Modern Maritime Pirates
  5.  Mina Gachloo – Use Machine learning models to predict Dissolved Oxygen in the Neuse River Estuary 
  6. Nisa Soltani – Stress and MentalWorkload Factors in Human-Robot Collaboration: Investigating Speed, Robot Density, and Robot Orientation Effects
Student Center Banquet Hall C
9:30 pm On your own / Return to Hotel

Saturday, March 16:


8:30 – 9:00am Coffee Student Center Banquet Hall A
Parking: Vandiver Lot
9:00 – 10:00 am Key Note Speaker: Amanda Buchanan
“Cyber Security in Aviation Requires a Different Perspective “
Student Center Banquet Hall A
15 min Break / Morning Snack Student Center Banquet Hall B
10:20 – 11:10 am Workshop – Modeling Text in Blender – Dr. Paige H. Meeker
(participants need to bring their laptops and have downloaded and installed Blender: https://www.blender.org/download/ )
Student Center Banquet Hall A
11:25 – 11:55 am Student Lightening Talk Presentations

  1. Heidi Dillow – The Creative Analysis Woven into Code
  2. Derek Williams – Tactic to Improve Women’s Engagement with Computing 
  3. April Villeda Roblero – Conversational AI assistant for UNCW (CAI) 
  4. Megdalia Bromhal – Anti-Blackbeard AI
Student Center Banquet Hall A
11:55 – 12:00pm Group Photo Student Center Steps
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Student Center Banquet Hall A
12:45 – 1:30 Panel Session: “How I am Where I am – Stories of Our Life Leading to and Becoming a Professional”

Moderator: Dr. Mia Wang
Panelists: Amanda Buchanan, Elicia Frelix, Paige Meeker

Student Center Banquet Hall A
1:45 – 2:45 Panel: “From College to Career – the Skills and
Qualities Employers look for in Recent College Graduates”

Moderator: Leslie Wright
Panelists: Robyn Sanderson, Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones, Lee E. Meeker, and Sarah Curnow.

Student Center Banquet Hall A
15 min Break / Afternoon Snack (Charcuterie!) Student Center Banquet Hall B
3:00 – 4:00 Job Fair Student Center Banquet Hall C

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