Associate Professor Dr. Mihai Pop was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) September 1, 2015. The grant, listed as “Scalable and Highly Accurate Methods for Metagenomics”, was awarded to Dr. Pop in collaboration with Professors Tandy Warnow and William Gropp from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. It is scheduled to last from September 1, 2015 to an estimated end date of August 31, 2019. The grant focuses on developing methods for “annotating metagenomic sequences”, as Dr.
women in computing
Senior Lecturer Jandelyn Plane has certainly stayed busy this summer. In addition to leading the Computer Science Connect camp, directing the Maryland Center for Women in Computing, and serving...
A number of students in the Computer Science Connect Camp run by Dr. Jandelyn Plane presented their final projects on Wednesday, July 1 in the Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory.
Elissa Redmiles, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, received the Judges' Choice Prize in the 2015 Microsoft Challenge for Change competition. Redmiles' entry was one of fifteen finalists in her age group, out of over 2,100 total applicants to the contest.
Last month, Maryland’s Club Ultimate captain, Paige Nelson, and her team, competed in the Colonial Division-I Conference Tournament. After a weekend of convincing victories over all seven other teams from the Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. area, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee secured a spot in the Regional Tournament, where two weeks later they earned third place.
This past Saturday on April 18th, the Maryland Center for Women in Computing hosted the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards for high school girls. Twenty-four young women with their parents and siblings filled the Multi-Purpose Room of Prince Frederick Hall. After a quick meet and greet with professionals from Northrop Grumman, the company that sponsored the event, the award winners split from their parents. Their families stayed in the room to learn about what computer science is, what it means to work in the field, and the stereotypes of computer science. It was
Elissa Redmiles may have started in Chemistry, but she found a home in the Computer Science Department. After taking CMSC131, she made the switch. Not long after, she became a TA for the class, which started her on her path to focusing on Computer Science Education. The following summer, she became an instructor at the Digital Media Academy, where she taught Java programming, web design, and mobile app development.
On Saturday, February 28th, the Maryland Cybersecurity Center hosted the 5th Cybersecurity Awareness Workshop. The event is an interactive learning and mentoring experience for middle school girls. This year, 70 girls learned about internet privacy, code breaking, and even lock picking, all to give them more confidence about the internet and technology in general.