Dear GT Computing community,
I take it as a fundamental belief of our community that challenges should be met with innovation. We have certainly seen that happen this year, as the move online has driven many Tech instructors to find new ways to use technology to connect to and engage with their students. The Institute is asking for faculty members to share their best tips and tools, in order to make them available for everyone. So if you’ve worked something out that you think could help others, please share it.
Speaking of sharing, our own Diyi Yang has been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Science class of 2020 for her work combining machine learning, social science, and linguistics. Please join me in congratulating her for her work, and for representing the College so well.
Finally, I’d also like to thank and congratulate Monica Sweat, our chair of the Division of Computing Instruction, on her upcoming retirement. As some of you know, Monica will step down on December 31 after two decades(!) in the College. She is an award-winning instructor, and has served in DCI leadership for four years.
As I’ve shared with you before in this space, I recently saw a presentation by the Alumni Association that included a word cloud of the names that alumni remember most fondly from their time on campus. Monica’s name was one of the biggest. It is hard to overstate her influence on the GT Computing community. I hope you will join me in thanking her for her service, and wishing her the best in her new life. We will miss you, Monica.
Charles L. Isbell, Jr.
John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean
College of Computing
EA: Alicia Richhart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-894-8357
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Please share it: https://provost.gatech.edu/faculty-ideas-and-tips
Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Science: https://www.forbes.com/profile/diyi-yang/?list=30under30-science&sh=5b70dae860d1
We will miss you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCSvNZWpXaM
Dance ‘til you feel better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMAtjEaFSIk