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VTCS news imageVTURCS Undergraduate Research and Capstone Symposium - 30 April 2013

On Thursday, April 25, the Computer Science Department held its 11th VTURCS Spring Symposium. Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS) encourages Computer Science undergraduate students to become involved in research. This year's symposium featured 26 projects, including nine capstone projects from the CS 4284 Systems and Networking Capstone course.

 

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VTCS news image2013 VA/DC Award for Aspirations in Computing - 17 April 2013

The Virginia/Washington, D.C., affiliate of the National Center for Women in IT held its second annual Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony March 23 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va., honoring a high school teacher and 14 high school students for their efforts to, respectively, teach and learn computer science.

 

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VTCS news imageRising Junior Elena Nadolinski wins Microsoft Scholarship - 02 April 2013

Rising Junior Elena Nadolinski is the winner of a 2013-2014 Microsoft Scholarship.  Recipients are chosen based on their academic record and a desire to make contributions to the software industry.  After attending the NCWIT Summit in Tucson, Arizona, Nadolinski will travel to her internship at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  Microsoft is a member of the CSRC.

 

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VTCS news imageUndergraduate Huanqing Liu selected for NCUR and ACC Meeting of the Minds - 26 March 2013

Second year computer science student Huanqing Liu was selected to present his research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and at the ACC's Meeting of the Minds.

 

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VTCS news imageCS@VT team takes top prize at IDT Programming Competition for second year in a row - 11 March 2013

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) held the final round of its annual High School and Collegiate Programming Contest on Saturday, March 2, at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA.

 

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VTCS news imageCSRC makes $75K donation to Investment in Excellence Scholarship - 03 March 2013

The CS Department's corporate partners program, the Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC), made a $75,000 donation to the Investment in Excellence Scholarship fund in December 2012.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2013 CSRC Career Fair - 02 March 2013

On Monday, February 18, the Computer Science Resources Consortium spring luncheon was held in Owens Banquet Hall at Virginia Tech, followed by the CSRC Spring Career Fair later that evening. At the luncheon, company representatives, faculty, and invited students heard presentations from undergraduate and graduate students working on a variety of research projects.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT is part of NCWIT's Pacesetters Program - 18 February 2013

With CS Department Head Dr. Barbara Ryder as the department's executive champion, CS@VT renewed its membership in the National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) Pacesetters program.

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VTCS news imageFour CS@VT students recognized for "Creativity on Campus" - 06 February 2013

Four computer science students were recognized for their "Creativity on Campus" by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

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VTCS news imageCS Department celebrates December 2012 Commencement - 15 January 2013

The Department of Computer Science celebrated 2012 Fall Commencement for approximately twenty-three undergraduates and eighteen graduate students on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT graduates return to Haiti to teach the next generation of computer science teachers - 14 November 2012

Three graduates of the CS@VT program returned to their native country of Haiti to work and to teach the next generation of computer science teachers. Mario Eliezer Calixte (BS 2010, MAEd 2012), Fabrice Marcelin (BS 2010 and MS 2012) and Jennifer Alexandra François (BS 2010) taught two training sessions for Haitian teachers.

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VTCS news imageFall 2012 CSRC Career Fair - 21 September 2012

On Monday, September 17, the Computer Science Resources Consortium had its fall luncheon and Career Fair. This fall's career fair, held in Cassell Coliseum, was the largest since the dot.com boom, with 78 companies attending.

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VTCS news imageCS students and faculty give lectures at VT's Imagination Camp - 28 August 2012

Danfeng Yao, assistant professor of computer science, PhD students Xiaokui Shu and Hussain Almohri, and undergraduate Laurel Schaefer gave lectures to middle school students attending the 2012 Imagination Summer Camp.

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VTCS news imageComputer Science undergrads take first and second place in IDT Programming Competition - 24 May 2012

Two pairs of computer science students took first and second place in the Innovative Defense Technologies' (IDT) Collegiate Programming Contest.

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VTCS news imageCS students among the winners of the Charles W. Steger Design Competition - 19 May 2012

Working as a team on a project for their senior capstone course, four computer science undergraduate students were among the winners at the inaugural Charles W. Steger Design Competition.

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VTCS news imageSpring 2012 Commencement - 18 May 2012

On Saturday, May 12, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering conferred degrees on the class of 2012, including approximately 90 Computer Science undergraduate students.  Graduate degrees were conferred at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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VTCS news imageCS students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa - 11 May 2012

On Thursday, May 10, Virginia Tech's Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa held its Spring 2012 initation ceremony in McBryde 100.

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VTCS news imageAlexander Obenauer, recent CS graduate, mentioned in NY Times article - 27 April 2012

Alexander Obenauer, a May 2012 graduate of the computer science department, was mentioned in a recent New York Times article entitled "Apps for Navigating Campus Life."

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VTCS news imageSophomores present "cool topics" as part of the sophomore seminar - 17 April 2012

On April 17, 2012, students in the sophomore seminar class presented "cool topics" to CS student ambassadors, advisors, faculty, and each other.

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VTCS news imageAWC and MAD awarded NCWIT Student Group Seed Grant - 05 April 2012

Ariel Cohen, with the Association for Women in Computing, and Avneet Singh, with the Mobile Application Development group, have been awarded a Seed Grant from NCWIT and Symantec to start a mentoring program for underclassmen. 

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VTCS news imageVirginia/DC Affiliate Honors High School Women - 01 April 2012

The Virginia/DC Affiliate of the National Center for Women In IT (NCWIT) held its first awards and recognition ceremony on March 31, 2012.  The Virginia/DC affiliate is made up of representatives from Virginia Tech, George Mason University, and the University of Virginia.

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VTCS news imageMail Pilot: Email Reimagined - 29 February 2012

Senior computer science major Alexander Obenauer and recent biological sciences graduate Josh Milas are hoping to reinvent e-mail. 

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VTCS news imageSpring 2012 CSRC Career Fair - 24 February 2012

On Monday, February 13, the Computer Science Resources Consortium spring luncheon was held in Owens Banquet Hall at Virginia Tech, followed by the CSRC Spring Career Fair later that evening. At the luncheon, company representatives, faculty, and invited students heard presentations from undergraduate and graduate students working on a variety of research projects.

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VTCS news imageVT Mobile App Development group develops HokieHelper App - 24 February 2012

The VT Mobile Application Development (MAD) group has announced the release of two new apps – HokieHelper and Expression Guessin’. HokieHelper is available on the Android marketplace and Expression Guessin’ on the Windows Phone marketplace.

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VTCS news imageCS@VT participating in Sit With Me: NCWIT campaign to increase women in computing - 23 February 2012

The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) has created a new campaign, entitled "Sit With Me," to encourage more young women to pursue careers in computing.  As a member of NCWIT's Pacesetter's group, CS@VT was encouraged to participate.

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