It was announced Thursday, April 30, that five Computer Science graduate students at the University of Maryland—Ioana Bercea, Mohammad Reza Khani, Matthew Mauriello, Andrew Miller, and Shangfu Peng—were recognized as recipients of the University-wide 2015 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award.
The UMD team consisting of CS undergrads Alan Jackoway, Mitchell Katz, and Matt McCutchen was ranked 20th at the 2009 ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest World Finals. The team ranked 4th among US teams, behind teams from MIT, CMU, and Stanford.
This highly competitive contest took place at Stockholm and featured 100 teams chosen from over 7000 teams worldwide through a series of preliminary events. The team, advised by Amol Deshpande, won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Contest to qualify.
The annual Botball Robotics contest for the DC region will be held in Ritchie Coliseum on May 3. Botball engages students of all backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they work together as a team to achieve a long-term goal. Botball gives students the opportunity to be on the creative side of technology as they design, build, program, and document a pair of autonomous mobile robots to play in a competition.
The UMD High School Programming Contest brings talented students from high schools throughout the DC metropolitan area to the campus to participate in a three hour competition. Students competing in teams of four demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities by attempting to solve eight programming problems in Java, using the Eclipse programming environment, on Apple MacBooks.