Women in Computing – Betsy DiSalvo

Ph.D. student, Human-Centered Computing, School of Interactive Computing 

Research

Betsy's research interests focuses on groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and developing novel approaches to interesting them in STEM learning. Specifically, her work involves informal learning, digital gaming, and art and technology. Recently she has spearheaded the Glitch Game Testers project, a joint effort between Georgia Tech and Morehouse College that hopes to spark an interest in computer science among young African American males by employing them as video game testers for manufacturers like Game Tap and Electronic Arts. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Betsy developed and consulted on technology-based activities and games in virtual and mixed reality environments for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum, Wood Street Gallery and other informal educational institutions.

Betsy earned her bachelor's in fine art from the University of Dallas. 


Publications/Honors/Awards

  • EA Scholars, 2009
  • Empowering Leadership Alliance Scholarship, 2007
  • University of Dallas Aspiring Scholars Award, 1987

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