Educator takes tech prowess from business to the Ivy Tower

The work completed by Christopher’s DirecTV engineering squad proved reliable, she said. It was almost two years after DirecTV was introduced that the company had to create minor patches to fix small technical bugs.

“We worked very hard and put in a lot of hours,” said Christopher, who is finalizing a research contract with Stereo Vision Systems Inc., a New York-based stereoscopic imaging company. “For me, and many of the other engineers, this was a pinnacle experience as we started with a blank sheet and created something new.”

She added: “We were wildly successful, even more than we expected.”

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