Guest lecturer to discuss technical, cultural issues in introducing computer technology April 14

Alison Young
Alison Young, head of the School of Computing, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in New Zealand, will give a talk titled "Aluminum Satellite Dishes and Poverty Alleviation: Hi-Tech in the Remote Andes."

The event will be held Wednesday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Gaige Hall room 373.

Young, an internationally known computer science educator, is vice chair of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), the professional organization for faculty who teach computer science. She will discuss the technical and cultural issues involved in bringing computer technology to a remote area of Peru.

The lecture is sponsored by the departments of Mathematics/Computer Science and Anthropology. Offered through the support of the College Lectures Committee.