Alison Young

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Industry leaders and educators in Computer and Information Technology (CIT) have expressed a need for graduates to have a background in professional, societal, and ethical concerns as well as a strong technical capability (Huff and Martin, 1995). Some educators have gone so far as to include cultural awareness: "The cultural dimensions of information(More)
Ngä Wähine Maori o BCS: Kanohi ki te kanohi The three authors were all concerned with the number of women, in particular the number of Maori women, enrolled in the BCS degree programme. The concept of an investigative research project to identify issues about Maori women was discussed. It was identified that there were numerous issues to investigate: the(More)
"It is one of our major follies that,whatever we say, we don't in reality regard women as suitable for scientific careers. We thus neatly divide our pool of potential talent by two." Introduction Concern has been expressed by people in industry and in education about the low numbers of women participating in tertiary level computer science and information(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) exhibit multiple molecular alterations and overexpress heparin-binding growth factors (HBGFs) and glypican-1 (GPC1), a heparan sulfate proteoglycan that promotes efficient signaling by HBGFs. It is not known, however, whether GPC1 has a role in genetic mouse models of PDAC. Therefore, we generated a GPC1 null mouse(More)
At the SIGCSE Symposium in 2007, the ACM Education Board organized a well-attended special session exploring the crisis in computing education and its underlying causes. The idea behind the session was to provide a forum at which a larger and more broadly representative subset of the education community could engage in direct dialogue with the members of(More)
Computing has a significant impact on sustainable outcomes and computing education for sustainability has previously been identified as an important goal. This paper aims to address a barrier to the integration of sustainability into computing teaching -- that of a perceived paucity of resources. The "framework" (Computing Education for Sustainability,(More)
Targeting of oncogenic Kras to the pancreatic Nestin-expressing embryonic progenitor cells and subsequently to the adult acinar compartment and Nestin-expressing cells is sufficient for the development of low grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) between 2 and 4 months. The mice die around 6 month-old of unrelated causes, and it is therefore(More)
This report expands upon the work started by an ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, which established the groundwork for collecting and analyzing the oral histories of computing educators and provided a foundation for the Computing Educators Oral History Project (CEOHP). The main charge for the Working Group during ITiCSE 2008 was to begin analyzing the interviews(More)
Most Information Technology academics lead double lives. In our research lives, we are involved in a community that exists primarily beyond our own university. We read the literature, we attend conferences, we work within well defined theoretical or empirical frameworks, we publish, and the cycle repeats, with community members building upon each other's(More)