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Rose M Short



Experienced professional in the Technology Industry.

As a Technical Evangelist, I've demonstrated the unique combination of deep technology skills as well as international business experience. I've demonstrated the ability to function, communicate, and influence effectively in both business and technical domains. I am experienced in the Solution Sales methodology and have sold multi-million dollar technology solutions as a Technical Sales Professional and Technical Evangelist.

My professional experience encompasses extensive contributions in Global Technical Sales Support, Worldwide Technical Sales Support, ISV and Partner Support,  Technical Marketing Support, Product Development, Business Development, Operations and  both Corporate and University Education.  My demonstrated strengths include

  • Building influential relationships with key decision makers and C-Suite executives
  • Applying advanced technologies as an Enterprise Architect
  • Successfully managing complex projects and programs
  • International experience leading high impact multicultural teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a history of successful national and international speaking engagements

Experienced professional in the Education Industry.

As a skilled professor, collegiate administrator, and university thought leader, I'm committed to academic excellence, student success, innovation, community engagement and partnership development. I am passionate about the use of technology in the classroom, technology in the hands of the students, and technology applied for the efficient operations of the institution resulting in positive learner  outcomes. 

Experienced in the following Learning Management Systems:

  • D2L BrightSpace
  • McGraw-Hill EnGradePro
  • Campus Management CampusVue 
  • Pearson Education e-Companion
  • Blackboard Learn


Core Values

My Core Values are my fundamental beliefs, my guiding principles that dictate my behavior and my actions. These are the strategies I employ to fulfill my purpose and vision in support of my passionate mission as a Technical Evangelist. Click on the image for a full description of my Core Values.

Leadership Spotlight

Based upon personal experience as a technical leader in the male dominated technology field, I discuss the qualities necessary for a woman to lead a team of male technical professionals in my article on the "Best Advice for Women Technical Leaders". Then, 

*  Mr Lynn Pearcey interviews me for his "Profile of a Leader" series.

*  This Letter of Reference from IBM Management details my contributions to IBM.

*  I've provided examples of my demonstrated ability over the years to continually  Contribute to Revenue Growth.

*  Here's a letter from the corporate executives congratulating me on my leadership skills and its impact on the Organizational Growth.

* The Executive Spotlight Video highlights my educational background and follows with a narrative of my various technology experiences and global business travel. I close with my activities to engage girls in the STEM disciplines.

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Recognition of Skills

Letter of Recommendation from working on a technology project for the New York Stock Exchange, a Nomination Letter for the Technical Innovation Award, and I'm a Founding Member of the National Women of Color in Technology Association.

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International Experience

Experienced in global business and exposure to working in other countries and cultures in Technical Sales Support roles and as a Conference Speaker. Completed business travel to England, France, Germany, Japan and Canada

International Teaming Activities

* The IBM Academy of Technology invited me to speak at their Annual Meeting in Stuttgart Germany.

IBM Network Innovation Lab in LaGaude, France – on-site visit to collaborate and sell IBM and Openwave wireless alliance solutions to telecommunications service providers in Europe, Asia and the Americas

IBM Makuhari and the IBM Yamato Labs in Japan – on-site visit to share cross-platform testing best practices

International Travel

An experienced international business traveler, I've traveled to Hursley UK, London, Paris, Nice and La Gaude France, Brussels Belgium, Stuttgart Germany, Tokyo, Makuhari and Kyoto Japan. Click the images for a larger view.

Bridging the Business and Technical Domains


My business and technical skills has been leveraged to:

  • Provide technical expertise during national and international events such as conferences, trade shows, webinars, and seminars as a Conference Speaker. To articulate the value of the solution as it directly addresses the customers' challenge or business need.
  • Develop compelling stories through demonstrations as a unique differentiator, creating technical documents and white papers which contained details on the vision or technical architecture, and delivered technical sales training and related demos to partners.
  • Provide business solution and technical marketing expertise to Executives at national and international Executive Briefing Centers. To articulate the value of the solution in providing a competitive advantage as it directly addresses the customers' challenge or business need.
  • Direct engagement experience with customers in a client facing position.
  • Experienced in helping customers transform their business and derive measurable business value from their IT investment.
  • Responsible for revenue contribution for a set of solutions and services.
  • Utilized technical and business skills to lead complex cross-functional activities that had a high impact on the services business.
  • Provided leadership in the development and execution of a business vision.
  • Experience working across regions/geographies and WW teams developing and implementing new and enhanced services, solutions and associated processes to meet emerging customer needs which fueled profitable growth.
  • Created and delivered sales tools to the global sales teams, technical sales teams and the external partner ecosystem.
  • Provided mentoring and guidance to peers, lower level employees, and client's technical team.



  • Broad experience in Technical Sales Support, ISV and Partner Support, Technical Marketing Support, Product Development, Worldwide Technical Sales Support and Business Development
  • International experience as a leader of cross-functional and cross-geographical teams
  • Experienced in Strategic Product Ownership, Cross-Functional Influencer
  • Demonstrated skill in applying advanced technologies to business through thought-leadership and technical vision
  • Demonstrated consultative customer management skills, including expectation setting, problem resolution and selling of services/capabilities; Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to function, communicate, and influence effectively in both business and technical domains
  • Ability to build influential relationships with key decision makers, Senior Executives, internal and external organizations and empower others
  • High level of comfort working in a fast-paced, dynamic and ever evolving industry; Ability to learn, understand and apply new leading-edge, transformational and disruptive technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated skills as a Trusted Advisor to an Executive Leadership Team
  • Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Experienced Speaker at both national and international industry conferences and in online webinars


  • Technical Project Management, Technical Leadership
  • Solutions Design / Solutions Architecture, IT Architecture
  • Cerified as an Infrastructure Architecture, Applications Architecture, Client/Server Architecture
  • User Interface Design
  • Requirements Gathering and Analysis, Functional Specification Development
  • Applications Software Development, Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • Technical Documentation
  • Software Testing, Internet/Intranet Application Performance Testing
  • SDLC Experience
  • Delivery of Technical Education, Skills Transfer Education to Clients
  • Supervision of Global Teams
  • Executive Level Client Contact
  • C, C++, Java, Javascript, HTML, SQL, DB2, Oracle, SOA, WebSphere
  • UNIX, Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows


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Conference Speaker - Appointments - Publications

National & International Conference Speaker

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including C-suite executives, LOB managers, users and technical professionals.

  • IBM Women In Technology, Stamford, CT, Poster Session Winner - Attendee Choice Award

“The Mobile Employee - Enhanced Productivity, Maximum Efficiency”

  • IBM Academy of Technology Annual Meeting, Stuttgart, Germany

“Electronic Commerce Integration”, Guests Poster Session

  • IBM Multicultural People In Technology Conference, Orlando Airport Marriott 

“Today’s Electronic Commerce: Architecting Solutions from a Sales Perspective”

  • IBM Women In Technology, Stamford, CT, Poster Session Winner , Outstanding Poster Award:

“Electronic Commerce Integration”

  • WITI 2000 Southwest Technology Conference, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX 

Women of Color Roundtable” Panelist

  • WebAhead Conference, IBM Hursley Lab, Hursley, UK 

“IBM Internet Ticketing: An e-Commerce Integration Experience Report”

  • Women of Color Technology Awards Conference, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA 

“Electronic Commerce” Panelist

  • Internet / Intranet Application Development Conference & Expo, Hilton Hotel, New York City, NY 

“Testing Techniques for Web-Enabled Applications”,   Application Development Trends Magazine Article

  • Rapid Solutions College, Research Triangle Park, NC

“Open System Centers’ Rapid Application Modeling”



  • IBM Women In Technology, Chairperson, Tampa Chapter
  • S&D Black Technical Leadership Board, Board Member
  • IBM Academy of Technology, Conference Program Committee, “IBM Academy Conference on Virtual Worlds”
  • Women In Technology Conference - Main Tent Committee
  • World Wide Digital Media Community of Practice – Extended Education Team
  • World Wide Pervasive Computing Service Provider Field Advisory Board, Board Member
  • IBM Academy of Technology, Conference Program Committee, “Information Technology for the Life Sciences”




“Rose Short is an outstanding professional - and IT Professional extraordinaire. I have worked with Rose as she led a Rapid Application Development engagement - and her team leadership skills, technical skills, and strong client satisfaction focus were absolutely critical to our success. Rose was commended by senior client executives on her technical expertise and leadership."

"Additionally, Rose has been extremely proactive in leading initiatives outside of work in engaging the community in growing their technical awareness and expertise and overall interest in technology. Rose has been an extremely strong asset to IBM, and would be a strong asset to any organization or initiative the she is a part of.”

Lois Saint Surin, Retired, Senior Project Executive, IBM

"When I worked with Rose at IBM she was a detailed oriented and strong technical person with a passion to solve complex problems.  She was a very customer focused person with the right mix of technical skills.  This helped her understand the customer issues and identify the right technical solutions.  She was a great team player."

"We worked on several initiatives where we assisted customers to integrate their heterogeneous environments with an IBM solution.  This included consulting, IT strategies, technical designs, and prototypes." 

Israel Hilerio, Ph.D. Principal PM, Internet Explorer Team, Microsoft Corp.




  • Columbia University, New York City, NY
    Courses towards Master of Science in Computer Science, Transferred to City College of New York
  • SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
    Bachelors of Science, Computer Science, GPA 3.76

Areas of Concentration:

  • Programming Languages
  • Software Development and Management
  • Software and System Design
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Design and Management
  • Data Communications
  • Computer Architecture
  • Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence


Previous Industry Certifications

  • Certified Master Architect, ITAC Certification, The Open Group
  • Certified Infrastructure Architect, IBM Corp
  • Certified Applications Architect, IBM Corp
  • Certified Client/Server Architect, IBM Corp



Evangelist for Digital Broadcast Solutions

IBM Corp. - Global Technical Sales Support

Collaborated with the Global Executive team as a Digital Media Technical Subject Matter Expert

  • Assisted in developing the strategy for the Digital Content Provider Infrastructure Business Case, a digital asset management solution for broadcasters.
  • Provided the much needed valuable insight into the challenges faced by the SMB broadcasters as well as technical insight into the solutions.
  • Assisted in obtaining approval of the business case for the Digital Broadcast solutions for the Small and Medium Business organization.

Spearheaded the Creation of a Digital Asset Management Demonstration Solution for Broadcasters which led to $12.5M in Sales

  • Centralized archive solution included powerful cataloging and search functions, workflow management, and a set of integrated tools capable of sharing content among processes thus enabling collaboration between editors, producers, catalogers and others.
  • Solution included components from IBM and VizRT’s Media Asset Management.
  • Created sales collateral and provided enablement training to the sales teams in the Americas and Asia Pacific geographies.

Initiated the need for a Transcription Proof of Concept for a News Broadcast Group in NYC

  • Met with the Executive Sponsors to understand the network’ s transcription needs.
  • Partnered with a Ninsight Executive for their transcription and subtitling products and paired these with assets from IBM Research to meet customer’s transcription requirements.
  • Coordinated with IBM Research’s Business Development Executive to launch the Pilot. Oversaw the management and technical support for the duration of the broadcast transcription Pilot.

Consultative Sales to CIO Results in a Digital Signage Win 

  • Influenced a media company CIO to recognize the benefits of Digital Signage through additional advertising revenue streams and enhanced exhibitor and attendee experience.
  • Led the team in the design and implementation of Dynamic Digital Signage at the client's industry conference by utilizing the Cisco Digital Media Manager.
  • Completed the successful sale of the Solution Pilot which led to an additional $450K in revenue.

Architected end-to-end Digital Broadcast and Digital Signage Solutions for customers in Emerging Markets, including Mumbai India, Mexico and South America. Contributed to $25M in new sales.


Technical Evangelist / Technical Marketing

IBM Corp. - Open Systems Practice

IBM Corporate Spokesperson in the “Vision to Reality” Executive Program

  • As Spokesperson, evangelized to CEOs, CFOs and CIOs how existing investments in technology could be leveraged in developing strategic systems using emerging technologies to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Conducted interviews with C-Suite Executives to understand their business challenges and the current business drivers affecting their industry and determined how technology could provide that competitive advantage.
  • Led the the overnight object-oriented software development and API integration of a pilot application which addressed the business needs of one of the executive attendees by remotely accessing their real corporate data on diverse systems. 
  • Presented the completed pilot application model to the Executive Attendees and initiated followup meetings to close business.
  • Influenced the technology buying decisions of the Technical Executives  and contributed to $15 million in revenue in one year.


Worldwide Technical Sales Support Lead
Senior Program Manager

IBM Corp. - Pervasive Computing Division, Wireless Technology

Led the World Wide Technical Sales Support Team specializing in Mobile Solutions

  • Supported the IBM-Openwave Alliance in the Pervasive Computing Division, Emerging Business Office. 
  • Coordinated teaming with partner Openwave Worldwide Sales and the IBM Technical Sales forces to sell wireless solutions to telecommunications service providers in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
  • Visited and teamed with the IBM Network Innovation Lab in LaGaude, France to share best practices.

Architect of Wireless Services for a Wireless Service Provider in Malaysia 

  • As the lead Worldwide Senior IT Architect for the Service Provider Segment, provided technical assistance to the Malaysian Asia-Pacific team on deploying value added mobile data services and mobile messaging services.
  • Reviewed the RFP and the SOW as it related to the SPDE architecture; Led the Technical Assurance for a QA1 at the request of the Asia-Pacific team which resulted in completion of a SI/AD Services Risk Assessment which provided recommendations to the Asia-Pacific team to reduce the risk.

As Senior Program Manager, assisted in driving Enablement Programs and Technical Sales Operations for the Pervasive Computing Division worldwide.

  • Assisted in running the day to day Operations by chairing technical sales cadence calls and identifying and resolving global technical support issues. 
  • Participated in the IPD process as an active, voting member on a segment team for some of the key pervasive products.


Corporate Acquisition Technical Lead

IBM Corp. - Technical Sales Support

As the Technical Expert on a corporate acquisition team, performed the technical due diligence for the acquisition of an order management software technology corporation.

  • Collaborated with the OpenOrders CEO, the Chief Legal Counsel, the Chief Technology Officer and the OpenOrders technical leaders to identify software intellectual capital
  • Collaborated with the WebSphere Commerce Suite Development organization to incorporate order management technology into the WebSphere Commerce product
  • The acquisition was completed and OpenOrders has been successfully integrated into the corporation.


E-Commerce Architect and Evangelist

IBM Corp. - e-Business Technical Sales Support

Architected the design and managed the software development of an Electronic Commerce application to support single-event ticket sales on the Internet. The solution, IBM Internet Ticketing, is a replicable object-oriented solution, has been deployed for major league baseball, football, and a number of university athletic departments, and has been implemented in hundreds of entertainment venues across the United States.

  • Led the Web user interface and the API software development integration of IBM's Commerce Server with a back-end ODBC UNIX-based ticket server developed by business partner, Paciolan Systems. 
  • Provided education on the architecture and provided the source code to the CTO and the technical team at Paciolan Systems.  Paciolan Systems now sells this solution as e.Venue.
  • Ticketmaster purchased Paciolan Systems and integrated this solution into its product base.

Designed and developed an e-commerce proof-of-concept for a major upscale U.S. Retailer which included customized software.

  • The WebSphere Commerce application was customized and integrated into the retailer’s existing infrastructure.
  • Utilized the retailer’s current inventory of products located in a separate ODBC-compliant database on a UNIX-platform on the network.


Senior Technical Consultant

Cincinnati Bell Information Systems

As a Senior Technical Consultant, subcontracting through AT&T, led the full SDLC for a multi-million dollar Management Information System for the New York Stock Exchange.

  • The system assists the Trading Systems/Floor Services Division in providing and managing the telephony systems and services needed by members on the floor to trade securities.
  • Assisted in the analysis of the business overview and lead the analysis of the system definition.
  • Supervised the software development effort, including C programming, testing, software delivery and installation, documentation and software enhancements.

Letter of Recommendation as Project Manager


Product Manager, Field Technical Training Manager

Barrister Information Systems

Managed a team responsible for product specifications, user interface design, and field technical training. Product was developed for the legal industry.

  • As Manager, managed a team responsible for the design of the user interface and product specifications.
  • Supervised the production of product training and reference materials.
  • As Editor, reviewed all training materials for the principles of spelling, grammar, and sentence construction.
  • Supervised the in class delivery of formal training classes to the field technical staff.


Software Engineer / Business Analyst

A Major Telecommunications Company in New York City

Assisted in the application design and software development of a system which automates the procedure of daily updating the NYC databases of non working telephone numbers with coded voice-recorded announcements.

  • Gathered and analyzed the requirements from the users, the Operator Services organization.
  • Performed application design, software development, test, integration and training services.
  • Coordinated performance testing by testing service order loads from the primary Central Offices in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island simultaneously.
  • Assisted in moving the system from test to production. 


Independent Technical Consultant to the Telecommunications Industry

DataMaze Software Systems, Corp.

As an Independent Consultant under contract to Bell Labs-Holmdel

  • Assisted in the software development of a set of UNIX-based software applications designed to allow increased control, administration and configuration of single- or multi-processor Communications Equipment and the associated Communications Network.
  • Developed a modular screen interface for entry of network configuration data and the associated software to download the data to both the communications system and the online database.

As an Independent Consultant under contract to AT&T Information Systems-Piscataway

  • Developed the software for and implemented the Wiring Administration Subsystem for the Communications Tracking System which allows increased control and management of a network of communication systems.
  • Designed to run utilizing a relational DBMS in a UNIX-based environment, responsibilities included software development, implementation, and testing.


Managing Director

Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe

  • As the Director of IT Strategy, developed and executed the Integrated Technology Strategy including the selection and implementation of POS technology, kitchen workflow technology, and the integration of multimedia entertainment devices.
  • Led the Business Development and Negotiation efforts;  Responsible for Lead Generation activities and successfully moved leads from prospects to closed sales to repeat customers. Secured major revenue generating contracts with the National Football League (NFL), Raytheon Corporation, Derek Jeter’s Foundation and other national organizations.
  • As the Marketing and Sales Executive, managed the Social Media Marketing Strategy, campaign execution, content creation and implementation including the website, Facebook, Twitter, and Fan Based Mobile Marketing which grew sales and revenues. Established successful relationships with media contacts in television, radio, print/billboard and online media. Developed video content for marketing segments, producing content in multiple formats which contributed to the company’s brand and grew its marketing presence.
  • Editor, Co-Author of "Urban Cuisine: Healthy Southern Cuisine with a Distinctive Urban Flair", Dec 2013, ISBN 978-0-9911321-0-2

Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe

In leading the Business Development efforts, I created partnerships with The White House, the American Heart Association, the National Football League, corporations, politicians, the media and more. I also arranged for the marketing of our cookbook in the "Featured Chef" segment on the morning show at the local NBC station. Mouse over each image for a brief description, click on the image to view the content.


Experienced in Learning Management Systems

  • D2L BrightSpace
  • McGraw-Hill EnGradePro
  • Campus Management CampusVue 
  • Pearson Education e-Companion
  • Blackboard Learn

Department Chair, Professor, Software Engineering Program
Department Chair, Web Design and Development Program

Led the direction and the growth of the online Software Engineering program from inception, taught Software Engineering courses, and coordinated the advising of Software Engineering students.

After four months of demonstrated and measurable leadership, assigned to lead and manage the Web Design and Development program as Department Chair.

Managed to excellence two departments, four degree programs, two advisory boards, a technical faculty of industry professionals and academic instructors, and advised hundreds of adult learners, resulting in increased student retention, accelerated academic achievements and higher quality student outcomes in a fully online Learning Management System.

Administrative activities included course scheduling, establishment of course rotations, reviewing and approving catalog description, course syllabus, course design and content, participating in the review and accreditation of the program, annual department budgetary responsibilities, recruitment, hiring, and training of new faculty members, leading an Advisory Board of industry professionals, developing long- and short-range plans for the academic programs, coordinating and evaluating academic advising, serving as intermediary between the faculty and the administration, and enforcing the policies and procedures of the institution.


Professor, Business Technology and Applications

In an on-ground Learning Management System environment, provided hands-on education to students across all academic programs in business applications and business office technology with the Microsoft Office suite of products. Also discussed Professional Development and Personal Branding.


Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering and Information Sciences

Provided hands-on education to students in application software design and software engineering, in a blended Learning Management System environment consisting of online classes and on-ground teaching methods. Focused on the foundations of logic and design within the software engineering discipline.


Speaker at Education Industry Annual Conference

As a Speaker at the 2019 FAPSC Annual Conference, held at the Hilton Diplomat Resort in Hollywood Florida, my session was in the Classroom & Faculty Track. The room was almost at capacity for my presentation on

Integrating the Soft Skills in Your Curriculum: An Experience Report

Administrator Recommendations

"I reported directly to Rose when she was the Department Chair for Software Engineering program and the Web Design and Development program. In the four years that I worked with Rose, she always geared everything she did for the success of the students in the department. She had a high retention rate for students in the program through the use of many different methods for students to be successful."

"She is passionate about sharing her knowledge from industry (her work at IBM) with faculty and students. She is a great leader to faculty as well as students. As a faculty member, Rose would listen to my suggestions about course improvement and project ideas. In addition, she helped me to grow as a faculty member through professional development. Rose is an amazing Department Chair that advocates for faculty and students."

Michelle Pittman, CTE Graphic Design & Layout/Interactive Media teacher
South Bend Community School Corporation

"I was fortunate to get an opportunity to work under the supervision and guidance of Prof. Rose. Prof. Rose was a Department Chair when I was teaching and I used to report directly to her. I am amazed by her multifaceted personality. She used to handle two departments (Software Engineering and Web Design) so efficiently. Whenever we have interacted, I have always learned from her.

Her passion for student success is contagious and I try to emulate her. There were situations where students had issues and she had spent her time and given insights to make things easier for students. She has given me freedom to design and conduct my courses in the best possible way. She has helped me to improve as an individual and teacher.

She has helped the college to grow the two departments she was heading. She has been very proactive in brainstorming about different ways to grow student retention. She made sure our suggestions were also taken into consideration. As a result of her efforts and innovative ideas, there was substantial departmental growth by growth of student retention rates and increased student focus on their education.

She is great leader who has inspired us to give our best and always put students first. She is a unique asset to any organization."

Meghana Satpute, Ph.D., Computer Software Professional 

Educator Recommendations - Students

"In my opinion, Professor Short is a wonderful teacher. She is one of the best instructors I've ever met in my career as a college student. In addition, as a teacher, she possess great work ethic, is very patient, provides the right amount of resources to help her students, and is always very professional when it comes to communicating. All in all, I'm glad I've received the opportunity to share her as an instructor with my fellow classmates ... and on my special list, she is voted "America's Best Teacher Award for a major college/university".

"Professor Short has been an amazing teacher - very easy to talk to, will answer any questions you have without making it difficult, has a fun way of teaching, breaks things down for you in a sufficient and understandable way in which you can comprehend and, still keeps it professional."

"Professor Short, I would like to thank you for being patient with me in class! Your class and your patience has helped me in my present career! If it weren't for your patience or your class, I probably would've failed, which would've led to less opportunity in obtaining my career goal! Again thank you. Your grateful student."


“I worked with Rose Short while she was at IBM. Rose is passionate about community outreach for girls and minorities. I volunteered at several events that Rose coordinated to encourage girls and minorities in K-12 in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. This was an area that Rose was passionate about and it was a joy to work with her on these events. Her enthusiasm was contagious and she worked hard to recruit others that were caring and focused on making science, engineering, and technology exciting for these young children."

"The events were extremely well attended and coordinated due to Rose's efforts. I would gladly work with Rose again on these types of events. My part of her events included bringing search and rescue robots to the events and training children on how to use the robots and conduct a search task. Rose actively interacted with the children by teaching them programming skills and building small robots. She was quite an asset while working in this capacity. I cannot imagine a better person to encourage children into the wonderful world of science, engineering, and technology as a future career choice.” 

Cindy L. Bethel, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of South Florida


It is important that minorities and children in disadvantaged communities become technology literate in order to function and compete in a global society. Therefore, I create opportunities to share my knowledge and experiences in software engineering, development, and project management with these children as the next generation of university students. When they see the effect technology can have on society and themselves, it opens a world of possibilities for them.

My speech, "The Importance of Being Technology Literate", was to encourage the African American community to become technology literate. In addition, I emphasized to the students to become producers of technology instead of consumers. This was a part of the National Black Family Technology Awareness Week.

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Volunteer & Community Service

Community Leadership

Community Speaking and Workshop Engagements

  • Technology Panelist, Suncoast Business Leaders, Centre Club, “Technology Trends in the Education Sector”
  • IT Pro Camp, Professional Development Track, Speaker, "Mastering the Soft Skills in the Technology Industry"
  • IBM G.R.E.A.T. Camp, Director and Facilitator, Robotics Technology Camp, Tampa, FL
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Annual Women’s Forum, Engineering Panelist, University of South Florida
  • National Black Family Technology Awareness Week, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Tampa, FL
  • The Great American Teach-In, Speaker, Tampa, FL
  • CAAPCO Career Exposure Forum, Speaker - “Careers In The Technical Field”
  • CAAPCO & Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Career Forum, Speaker
  • Technology Night at Beal Elementary School, Fort Worth ISD, Technology Workshop Facilitator
  • St. Philip’s School & Community Center, Dallas, TX, “Three-Day Computer Education Seminar for Families”
  • IBM & The Dallas Urban League’s Family Technology Week, Workshop Facilitator, “Designing Web Pages”
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Technology Awareness Day, Renaissance Cultural Center, Ft. Worth, TX

Televised on Ft. Worth’s Community Cable Television Channel 31: