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UMFK's Lilia Kakaradova attends and speaks at "Woman in Research" workshop

April 15, 2005

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Lilia Kakaradova, assistant professor of computer applications at the University of Maine at Fort Kent participated in the Committee on the Status of Woman in Computing Research Workshop on April 14 through 18 in Washington, D.C.

The workshop focused on issues concerning women and featured numerous workshops including: "Research as a Career"; "Strengthening Your Research Program Through Funding, Networking and Collaboration"; "Time Management, Family, and Quality of Life Issues"; and "Pre-Tenure track: Teaching, Mentoring and Service".

Each area supported the working knowledge and skills used by female students who choose the very difficult careers in the engineering, mathematics, computer science, and computer applications areas. Kakarodova's main focus is undergraduate research.

"There is a strongly built mentor network among all the U.S. universities in support of women computer applications major students and their successful career start in academic institutions or high tech businesses," said Kakarodova.

According to Kakarodova, companies are looking to hire women with high technology skills, software programming and wireless networking knowledge and skills.