News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 6
November 15, 2004
Lynda Shaw Lecture
Friday, November 12
There was standing room only when guest speaker, Dr. Maria Klawe, Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University, presented "Gender, Lies and Video Games: The Truth about Females and Computing."
Klawe's talk explored the reasons behind the relatively small population of girls and women in disciplines such as Computer Science and Engineering.  Dr. Klawe feels that with attitudes and approaches that deal with gender differences in learning styles and priorities, women will feel encouraged to enter into these professions.

Lynda Shaw's family with Dr. Klawe and Dean Berruti

This lecture series is an annual event commemorating the memory of Lynda Shaw, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student who was tragically killed April 22, 1990 near Highway 401 on her way back to Western to complete her third-year exams.  Lynda Shaw's murder is still unsolved.

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