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Friday, February 28, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Annenberg 213

Special Seminar in CMS

Teaching Demonstration -- On writing functions and passing parameters by reference
Kendra Walther, University of Southern California,
Speaker's Bio:
Kendra Walther is currently teaching-track faculty at the University of Southern California and oversees the Programming minor in the Information Technology Program at the Viterbi School of Engineering. Kendra earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and a graduate degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park. She has industry experience with the Aerospace Corporation and has taught in many environments including Cal State LA, St. Albans School, and Milwaukee School of Engineering, before joining USC in 2014. Among her initiatives to improve undergraduate education, Kendra participates in the IntroCS POGIL project, is a trained POGIL facilitator, and has helped lead efforts to engage engineering faculty to use POGIL in their classrooms. She is an active member of ACM-SIGCSE and is involved in the Teach Access and Access Computing communities to promote inclusivity and diversity within computer science. Kendra is currently serving as a co-lead on the Teach Access Student Task Force. In 2019, Kendra was proudly accepted into the Center for Excellence in Teaching Faculty Fellowship program at USC, reflecting her dedication to regularly bring new ideas and teaching methodologies into her classroom. She is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher who cares for her students and is on a daily journey of improving higher education by exploring learning theory, inclusive design, and collaborative methods of enhancing the student experience.

Kendra will be doing an introductory computer science (CS 1 level) lecture on writing functions and passing parameters by reference.

For more information, please contact Adam Blank by email at blank@caltech.edu.