Karen Watts
Karen Watts DiCicco

Karen is pursuing her master’s degree in Information Science. She graduated in December 2018 with her bachelor’s degree and Graduate Certificate in Data Science.  After graduating with her master’s degree in Information Science in December 2019, Karen will continue being a COSMOS team member while earning her Ph.D. in computer and information science with a speciality in developing strategies to fight disinformation campaigns online using blockchain technology.  She is also the Digital & IT Innovation Manager at University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.


  • EIT Open House Outstanding Graduate Award Recipient
  • Winner of J.B. Hunt’s Use Case Challenge at UA Blockchain Hackathon 2018
  • 1st place and “Best Use of AWS” at CrimsonHacks 2018
  • “Best Use of AWS” at CrimsonHacks at University of Alabama 2017
  • EIT Open House Mainstream Technologies Award “Professional Presentation”
  • “Outstanding Student Team” award for Information Science at the JOLT! Hackathon

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