Jennifer Goodall to receive the 2013 UAlbany’s Bread and Roses Award

jenCongratulations to Jennifer Goodall, Assistant Dean and Director of the College’s Women in Technology Program, who has been selected to receive the 2013 Bread and Roses Award.  This award is given by a collective of the Women’s Community at the University at Albany to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of gender equity that enhance the quality of life for women at the University.

Dr. Goodall will receive the award at the Initiatives for Women Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 18, starting at 2 pm in the Standish Room in the Science Library.

Through her many activities, both on and off campus, Dr. Goodall has made an enormous difference, not just for women but for all students, faculty, and staff.  She built the College’s Women in Technology program from an idea to a thriving community that supports UAlbany faculty and students studying computer science, informatics, and information science.  Through the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and its regional counterpart the New York Celebration of Women in Computing that Dr. Goodall helped create, she helps dozens of our students each year visualize what they could accomplish as women in a technical field.  Through such activities as the Junior FIRST Lego League and the Social Robotics Workshops, school-age girls and boys are encouraged to explore science and technology, and experience first-hand the thrill of discovery and exploration.  For these and countless other innovative programs that she has developed, Dr. Goodall is truly deserving of this recognition from the University.bread and rosesImage 1 by University at Albany {link to http://www.albany.edu/cci/6461.php}

Image 2 by Alyssa Bussen

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