One of the STIR Lab’s recent graduates, Zaina Aljallad, was recently featured on the Computing Research Association’s Undergrad Research Highlights.
“Thanks in part to a supportive lab environment, Zaina thrived as a Middle Eastern woman in CS research. “I feel very fortunate finding a community of women who make a point to empower other minority women. I was able to focus on my research without the fear of my gender, race, or religion being discriminated against.” Reflecting on her undergraduate research experience as a whole, she mentions collaborating with field experts and traveling to present work and connect with new people as some of the highlights. When rejected from conference paper submissions and scholarship applications, Zaina took the negative reviews in stride, becoming a stronger writer and learning how to persevere through the initial discouragement. ”
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