As a Barrett Honors College, FURI, and GCSP student, Fatima Naveed has a full plate this semester, but she still found time to attend the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference in El Paso Texas last month. Fatima has been doing research under assistant professor Dr. Sharon Hsiao and attended the conference to present her research titled, “Identifying Learning-Inductive Content in Programming Discussion Forums.”
The IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference was an international conference that focused on educational innovations in computer science, engineering, and technology. The conference included many presentations on subjects ranging from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to engagement of younger students. There was even a presentation that analyzed students’ cheat sheets to predict how well they would do on a test. Although the presentations were interesting, Fatima says that her favorite part of the conference was receiving feedback and interest in her research, both verbally and through email. She also enjoyed getting to spend time with Dr. Hsiao and getting to know her better.
Overall, Fatima enjoyed the conference. It broadened her horizons and introduced her to new places and people.
“It is a really rewarding experience after having worked so hard to actually present your research at a conference and let others know what you have been doing,” she says.
After attending the conference, Fatima has decided to continue her research with Dr. Hsiao, and the two will be making their model open source in the near future.
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