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Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program 2008

  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology
    (A module of the Research Appreciation Week)

    Women In Science

    April 14, 2008
    4:45–7:00 p.m.
    First floor of Weyandt Hall

    The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is sponsoring a program on April 14, 4:45 - 7:00 p.m. as part of the Research Appreciation Week highlighting scholarly accomplishments of female undergraduate/graduate students and faculty.

    Poster Session

    4:45 - 5:45 PM, Weyandt Hall, First Floor

    The session will highlight female undergraduate/graduate student and faculty research projects.

    A team of judges will recognize both the outstanding undergraduate and graduate student posters with a $100 Co-op Bookstore Gift Certificate.

    Please fill out and return this submission form electronically to Jessica Stiles or by mail to the Dean's Office, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 305 Weyandt Hall, Indiana, PA 15705.

    Deadline: April 7, 2008

    Keynote Lecture given by Rebecca Bace 

    6:00 p.m., Weyandt Hall Room 32

    Rebecca Bace is widely recognized as one of the most influential people in information security today. Her career includes roles in research, development, operational management, and strategy, in settings ranging from the U.S. Intelligence Community (NSA) to a national laboratory (Los Alamos National Laboratory) to her current role as a strategic consultant in Silicon Valley. Ms. Bace is currently President and CEO of Infidel, Inc., a strategic consulting firm focusing on information security and risk management, and a venture consultant for Trident Capital, where she oversees Trident’s security-related investment portfolio.

    Although Ms. Bace is acknowledged most often for her work in intrusion detection (she is credited with successfully funding and transferring the first generation of intrusion detection technology to the commercial market,) she is also considered an key influencer in other security technology areas.

    Her publication credits include the books Intrusion Detection (Macmillan, 2000) and (with Fred Chris Smith) A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as An Expert Technical Witness, (Addison-Wesley, October, 2002) She is also author of NIST Special Publication SP 800-31, Intrusion Detection, and the chapters on intrusion detection, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment for the Computer Security Handbook, 4 Ed., (Wiley, 2003) and 5 Ed. (Wiley, 2006), considered the definitive practice handbooks for information security professionals.

    Ms. Bace was named one of the top ten security professionals in the industry (Information Security Magazine, 2008), one of the five most influential women in security (Information Security Magazine, 2005), and received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Security Agency (1995) in recognition of her work leading the intrusion detection research program.

    Awards Ceremony Immediately Following the Lecture

    1. The Hilliard Robertson Scholarship for Outstanding Female Science Student for AY 2007-08 will be awarded
    2. Recognition of one female undergraduate and one female graduate outstanding student project with an award of $100 in Co-op certificate.
    3. Door prizes: one $15 gift certificate to Co-op per each dept/program; student must be present to claim door prize