Students from across the University of Maryland participated in the world's largest women and non-binary people hackathon, Technica, here at the University of Maryland. The tech industry still lacks diversity, so it was great to see the University of Maryland hosting such a wonderful event to help transform the tech landscape. Women and non-binary people came together to work on a 24 hour long hackathon with the theme, "Go Beyond." We are excited to share that students in the HCIM program won awards in "Best Web Page Award" and "Best Presentation Award in Tech and Research." University of Maryland hosts this event annually, so future HCIM students have the opportunity to join next year! For more information on this event, check out: gotechnica.org.
HCIM graduate students (from Left) Hayleigh Moore, Chenxi Liu, Jiale Xu and Robotics student, Rijuta Dighe (center-right) win "Best Web Page Award."
HCIM second year student, Kausalya Ganesh (center) , led and organized a 3 day workshop for the Technica event. Her team consisted of first year HCIM student, Shaan Chopra (far left) and two PhD students from UMD's ischool, Emma Dixon (left) and (Hanuma Teja Maddali (far right). This workshop was an initiative of Dr. Amanda Lazar's (left and sitting) lab called "The Health, Aging, and Technology Lab (THAT Lab).