Swansea students win at national IT competition
Three Computer Science students from Swansea University have won prizes at a UK–wide poster competition organised by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Amna Bukhari and Ramah Abdul-Haddi (both Level 2) and Shanshan Wang (MSc) were awarded the prizes at the BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2011, hosted at Birmingham University.
Named after Ada Lovelace, a computing pioneer widely considered to be the first programmer, The Lovelace Colloquium is a one-day conference for women undergraduates and masters students following courses in computing or related subjects.
The event included talks from women working in computing within academia and industry, and a poster contest for students discuss their own work.
Amna and Ramah won the people's choice prize in the category "Open Choice" with a joint poster entitled "Computer Graphics and Fashion".
Shanshan Wang (below right) won the people's choice prize in the category "Original Project Work" with her poster entitled "Green Computing".
Each poster won 125 pounds, together with admission and travel to the Lovelace colloquium.
Open to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate women studying Computing and related disciplines across the UK and beyond, Amna, Ramah, and Shanshan faced strong competition. Based on pre-submitted abstracts, more than 30 posters were accepted for consideration.
Dr Monika Seisenberger, Lecturer in Swansea University’s College of Science, commented: “The Department of Computer Science is very pleased that these students represented Swansea at the BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium, and were rewarded for putting in considerable time and effort into the work. We are even more delighted and proud that their efforts were acknowledged with excellent prizes.
“Special thanks should also go to all who supported them in this achievement.”
For more information on the BCS Lovelace Colloquium 2011, visit: http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/38789
To find out more about BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and BCS Women visit: http://www.bcs.org/
For further information about the Department of Computer Science, in Swansea University College of Science, visit: http://www.swan.ac.uk/compsci/