Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova

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  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications

Biography

Stefanie leads the University's communications strategy. Her professional background includes experience in law, government relations, higher education administration, and creative writing.

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications strategy.
  • Her professional background includes experience in law, government relations, higher education administration, and creative writing.
  • She enjoys spending time with family and friends and moonlights as a fiction writer and editor.

Recent Stories 

Game Changer

Kaitlyn Roose wearing a headset and looking at a computer screen.

On October 19, 1972, Stanford University students gathered in the school's artificial intelligence lab to wage war. Their battlefield was virtual: a sci-fi rocket-combat video game called Spacewar. To the victor went the spoils: a one-year subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. Fast forward to 2019, and video game competitions are much more . . . Read More

In the Queue: Michigan Tech Launches Varsity Esports

A woman wearing a headset plays a computer-based video game

Planning is underway for a varsity esports program at Michigan Technological University. Michigan Tech will be the first public university in the state to offer esports at the varsity level when competition kicks off in the 2020-21 academic year. "We’re always looking for ways to both grow as a University and . . . Read More

The Future is Here: College of Computing to Welcome First Students

A person wearing a virtual reality headset motions his hands in front of a wall of       computer screens

On July 1, 2019, Michigan Technological University launched the state’s first College of Computing to meet the technological, economic and social needs of the 21st century, and answer industry demand for talent in artificial intelligence (AI), software engineering, data science and cybersecurity. . . . Read More

Bias in the Algorithm

African American woman with blurred squares uncovering her face.

A few years back, rumor had it that a multinational technology company was making great strides to finalize and implement a computerized hiring tool. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the program scored job applicants on a scale of 1 to 5 and predicted which of the top candidates would be best for the job. About a year into the tool's . . . Read More