Tony Simmons

Karen Works, Ph.D., teaching professor for the Online Computer Science undergraduate program at FSU PC, won an Advancing Inclusion Faculty Scholarship to virtually attend the Grace Hopper Celebration 2024.

Karen Works, Ph.D., teaching professor

For the last 37 years, (named for founder Anita Borg) has been connecting women and non-binary individuals who are interested in computer science and technology. This community has blossomed over the years and now unites individuals across the globe via opportunities such as the Grace Hopper Celebration, conferences, workshops, mentoring, hack a thon, career fairs and job-related forums on issues pertaining to women and non-binary computer scientists.

Works said she was excited to be an Advancing Inclusion Faculty Scholar and plans on using this opportunity to inspire undergraduate students.

Works received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014. In 2015, her husband retired as a Lt Colonel from the Connecticut Air National Guard and accepted a civilian position at Tyndall Air Force Base. In winter 2016, the Works family relocated to Panama City.

Works taught computer science at Gulf Coast State College from 2016-2019, when she joined Florida State University Panama City as Computer Science faculty.