Wei LAB Director and Chief Research Scientist Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson and Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate Dr. LaVar J. Charleston helped develop and attended the first National Society of Blacks in Computing (NSBC) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on June 9–11.
The conference focused on increasing the number of African Americans who go into the computer science field. More than 90 participants across the country participated in the inaugural conference this year.
Topics explored at the conference ranged from crafting a personal statement for graduate school to publishing academic journals within the field.
The conference was sponsored by: University of Florida, Morehouse College, Spelman College, the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computer Sciences (IAAMCS), Rice University, and the National Science Foundation.
More information on the conference can be obtained here.