Computer science professor will be recognized at the TechWomen|TechGirls awards April 5

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Mihaela Sabin works with a middle school student

TechEducator of the Year Mihaela Sabin works with a middle school student in UNH's STEM Discovery Lab.

Mihaela Sabin, associate professor and coordinator of computing technology at UNH Manchester, will be honored as TechEducator of the Year at the TechWomen|TechGirls annual awards luncheon on April 5.

A program of the New Hampshire High Tech Council, TechWomen|TechGirls is a forum focused on building a strong community of women enthusiastic about technology and supporting efforts for young women to explore STEM careers.

Sabin will be recognized alongside TechWoman of the Year Caleigh MacPherson and TechStudent of the Year Jillian McGregor, each of whom have helped advance the role of women and girls in New Hampshire's technology sector.

“We are delighted to recognize these three shining stars who have made incredible strides in supporting STEM in New Hampshire,” said Shannon Herrmann, TechWomen|TechGirls annual luncheon committee chair and recruiting manager at Alexander Technology Group. “We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments and watching their impact on the tech community in the future.”

Through her work on and off campus, Sabin is active in spurring young women's interest in technology and computer-related fields of study. She has received a National Science Foundation grant for engaging young people in STEM, with a focus on encouraging underrepresented minorities to pursue computing and engineering careers. She is also the University liaison for the New Hampshire chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, eastern regional representative of the ACM SIG Information Technology Education and member of the workforce development committee for the NH High Tech Council.

TechWomen|TechGirls will celebrate Sabin, MacPherson and McGregor at the Bedford Village Inn on Wednesday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the presentation of awards, the luncheon will also feature keynote speaker Roseanna Sdoia, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and amputee who will speak about her challenging comeback journey and the role that technology has played in her recovery process.



Check out UNH Manchester's computing technology degree programs:
     > Computer Information Systems, B.S.
     > Computer Science, B.A.
     > Information Technology, M.S.