Holly Yanco- is a Professor in theComputer Science Department atUMass Lowell, and the director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center. Dr. Yanco’s research interests include human-robot interaction, better visualization of sensor data, adjustable autonomy, urban search and rescue, assistive technology, and robotics education. She has been named Distinguished University Professor, the highest distinction bestowed on faculty members. Dr. Yanco co-developed the Artbotics program, which combines art and computer science in a curriculum for high school and college students. She was the PI of the NSF-funded (DUE-0231363) development of Pyro, a Python-based robotics curriculum, which was selected as the Premier Courseware of 2005 by NEEDS.