The Graduate College is pleased to present the inaugural Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony at North Carolina A&T State University. The Virtual Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony video can be viewed below. This Virtual Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony includes Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 graduates.
Agenda for Virtual Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony:
Opening Remarks from Graduate Dean Clay Gloster, Jr., Ph.D.
Keynote Address from Siobahn Day Grady, Ph.D. ’18
Hooding of Ph.D. Graduates (see hooding order below)
Acknowledgment of Additional Ph.D. Graduates from 2020 and Spring 2021
Finding an Advisor & Developing an Effective Working Relationship with them
Dr. Siobahn Day Grady is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at North Carolina Central University. She is a black woman, second-generation college graduate, and AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador. She seeks to broaden participation in computing, especially for women and girls of color in STEM. Her research includes human-computer interaction and machine learning.
This session will address the skills that are needed for networking – a very important component of your professional life. The topics include strategies for finding a community, meeting people in the field, and promoting your research and yourself. This session will also address what you should prepare for and what to do when you attend conferences, workshops, or any technical meeting, including meeting researchers visiting your department.
How to have a Successful Ph.D. Job Cycle: Tales from Academia and Industry
This session will answer the first questions of identifying the unique needs and experiences of Black women in computing across all sectors. This panel serves as an opportunity to share helpful resources, strategies people used to achieve the position they want, and share stories of their experiences to demystify the Ph.D. Job Market. Many people have abstracted what the job process looks like but concrete examples can help us be mindful of what may work best for us. This panel is helpful for Ph.D. Students who will be in search of careers soon and full-time researchers/academics looking to pivot to another sector. From this panel, we hope to help attendees… Learn how to prepare their materials accordingly during the application process Have a head start on what to expect during stages of the interview process Be able to reference resources shared during this talk which will help attendees have what they need to succeed.
This workshop brings together researchers to discuss strategies to collaborate on our research, scholarship, and creative academic projects. This session is designed to jumpstart active collaboration, rather than mentoring or brainstorming. It will include time for introductions, passion pitches, and roundtable discussions to share ideas and gather collaborators interested in similar topics. Participants will discuss the kinds of support they need (such as publications or data collection) as well as the support they are willing to offer. After identifying “birds of a feather,” participants will work in small groups to draft action plans identifying their goals and objectives for the partnership, available resources (time, students, money), as well as the primary challenge they need to overcome to move to the next step. Emerging teams will work with a mentor senior faculty member or industry researcher who can provide wisdom and expertise as the teams move forward in their efforts.
In this interview with Siobahn Grady, we discuss the importance of self care and healthy boundaries, the impact of education, misconceptions and problematic assumptions people make with HBCUs, misconceptions and misunderstandings of being a professor in CS, lessons learned using machine learning to identify authorship of tweets, exploring the implications of social media and technology with students, the intersections of arts and CS, improving equity and inclusion in computing through action, and much more.
Using an Information Systems Approach to work with an Organization
In this special session for the NCWIT AiC Community, Dr. Grady will share her experience working with organizations to implement new systems. She will share pitfalls and strategies for success on implementations, provide insight into information systems, and discuss communication approaches for technical and non-technical colleagues in organizations. AiC Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions.
LIVE on Webex Celebrating National Women’s Month: Highlighting NCCU Women in the STEM field. Join us for a special interview with Alumna Siobahn D. Grady, Ph.D., ’09, Assistant Professor of Information Science/Systems in the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University, an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, and a North Carolina Central University OeL Faculty Fellow, as we learn more about her career in the STEM field. Let’s inspire the next generation of Eagles as we educate them on the STEM field.
#DPSCelebrates / #DPSBeyond28 Series | STEM Ambassador Dr. Siobahn Day Grady
Join us on Wednesday (3/24/21) at 1 pm for our #DPSCelebrates / #DPSBeyond28 series featuring #WeAreDPS alum Dr. Siobahn Day Grady. Dr. Grady is a STEM Ambassador and Assistant Professor of Information Science/Systems at NCCU who encourages and inspires women and minorities to pursue STEM-related careers.