SUNY Professor Speaks at STEAM Lecture

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The Rocky Point School District welcomed Dr. Aruna Balasubramanian, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, to the STEAM Lecture Series. Her talk Computer Science Research and Opportunities in the 21st Century was geared toward middle and high school students. Dr. Balasubramanian discussed her research related to internet access in developing countries, privacy issues in data collection, and development of novel applications for smartphone users with visual impairments. She also shared information about Stony Brook’s computer science programs, as well as computer science career placement and salary data. After her talk, Dr. Balasubramanian spoke individually to a number of students and encouraged their pursuit of computer science interests. Of the approximately 20 attendees, inquiries particularly related to data and privacy concerns were the topics addressed. Coordinated by Director of Math, Science, and Technology Mr. Aaron Factor, the lecture series is designed to provide students and the community opportunities to interact with professionals in STEAM fields and to generate enthusiasm for pursuing STEAM-related career paths. The next STEAM lecture is slated for Tuesday, March 3.