Listen to Lori Pollock, from the department of Computer and Information Sciences, discuss promoting computer science in high schools thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pollock also speaks on the XO Laptop–built at MIT–for third-world countries that recharges the battery with a crank.
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Professor Lori Pollock (09/06/12)
About our guest
Lori Pollock is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer
Science at the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics at Allegheny College. Professor Pollock has been at UD for 20 years, where she has taught a broad range of classes. Her research has focused on program analysis for building better software maintenance tools, optimizing compilers for modern computer architectures, and software testing. She regularly serves as a program committee member and reviewer for major conferences and journals in software engineering, programming language design and implementation, and high performance computing.
For many years, Professor Pollock has actively worked for improving the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science. She has been an active leader at the annual Grace Hopper celebrations of Women in Computing, encouraged her students to have service learning opportunities, and has been active in the development of high school Computer Science curriculum. Her students report that she exhorts them to find ways to use their technical knowledge to make the world a better place.
- Professor Lori Pollock‘s Web pages at the Computer and Information Sciences Web site.
- Recent UDaily stories about Professor Pollock
- Helping Haiti
- Making learning fun, accessible: UD students create math games for middle school children
- ACM designates Pollock a ‘distinguished scientist’
- The STARS Alliance: Broadening participation in computing through recruiting, bridging, & retention
- Other agencies involved in the STARS Haiti project: One Laptop Per Child project; The Waveplace Foundation; Mothering across Continents
- The 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computer Science