2016 GWISE Annual Spring Keynote Featuring Dr. Elena Bertozzi

Hosted by GWISE

Co-hosted with the Center for Career Development at Boston University 

Date and Time: Thursday, April 28, 4:15pm-6:30pm

Location: Center for Career Development, 100 Bay State Rd. Rm. 613A


Please join us for GWISE’s 6th Annual Spring Keynote, featuring Dr. Elena Bertozzi, Associate Professor in Game Design and Development. Over the past 18 years, Dr. Bertozzi and her team have worked with scientists, artists and healthcare professionals on a variety of games that incentivize players to seek and achieve positive behavioral change. Dr. Bertozzi has written extensively on gender, sexuality and technological self-efficacy. Motivated by her experiences in using games to address previously intractable problems, she studies ways in which interactive technologies can guide players towards better decision making based on accurate knowledge. The Bertozzi group in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac University specializes in leveraging current technologies to produce low-cost 2D games that can be delivered over the most accessible device for the target audience. Her talk will discuss technology as a path to empowerment for women and her own experiences in the field. (http://ardeaarts.org/vita.html)

Dr. Bertozzi’s talk will be followed by a wine and cheese reception for networking and further discussion of issues relevant to women in STEM.

Please RSVP by April 22nd.