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Women in STEM Careen Pannel


Women in STEM
Career Panel

Do you have career questions?
Not sure what you can do with your degree?
Want to talk to women who have been there?

This is your chance to ask!

ALL interested students are welcome!

7-8 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Burns 249, Burns Wellness Center
College of St. Scholastica

Hosted by the Northwoods Women in Science (NWIS) and St. Scholastica Biology Department
Questions? Email Rachel Portinga at


Author: cford


Digi-Key Presentation at UMD


Digi-Key Presentation
November 17
5:00-7:00 ~ Griggs Center
Pizza & Pop provided

Campus interviews will be held November 18

Looking to hire upwards of 3 full-time software engineers
Salary starting at approximately $66,000/year

Also looking for:

6 Summer coop/intern software engineers @ $25 per hour

Author: cford


2 UMD CS Teams Compete at DKC3


On October 21st, 2016, UMD Computer Science students participated in the Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition. Teams from thirteen universities took part. Participants solved word problems, short programming problems, and long programming problems. Chris Dressen said, "It was a great experience working together with other fellow Computer Science students in a team setting to accomplish a particular set of goals put on by Digikey. I believe that DKC3 was a fantastic learning experience that was a lot of fun at the same time." UMD Computer Science sent two teams. Team Undefined LtoR: Jake Pulkkinen, Ruta Wheelock, Maz Jindeel, and Jake Onsgard. Team Undergraduate Sabbatical LtoR: Chris Dressen, Joe Kachelmeier, and Cody Seavey.

Author: cford


Inclusive Game Design Lecture


Dpt. of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies


Inclusive Game Design


Janelle Pewapsconias
Neeched Up Games

Friday, November 4, 2016
Humanities 403, 1:00 pm

Janelle Pewapsconias, a Little Pine First Nation game developer who runs Neeched Up Games, will share her work and discuss games as pathways to health in Indigenous communities, in conversation with Elizabeth LaPenseé, Michigan State University.

If students or faculty would like to meet with Janelle
please contact Professor David Beard, Dpt of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies at,,  or 218-726-8442

More about Janelle:

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Author: cford


Professor Pedersen Presents 2 New Papers


Ted Pedersen, professor, Department of Computer Science, co-authored two papers that were presented at workshops held in conjunction with the annual conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. The first, "Why Do They Leave: Modeling Participation in Online Depression Forums", was presented at the 4th International Workshop onNatural Language Processing for Social Media . Authors include Farig Sadeque, Ted Pedersen, Thamar Solorio, Prasha Shrestha, Nicolas Rey-Villamizar and Steven Bethard. The second paper, "Analysis of Anxious Word Usage on Online Health Forums”, was presented at the Seventh International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis. This paper authors include Nicolas Rey-Villamizar, Prasha Shrestha, Farig Sadeque, Steven Bethard, Ted Pedersen, Arjun Mukherjee and Thamar Solorio.

Author: cford


CS October Tea Time!


You're Invited to
October's CS Tea Time
Tuesday, 10/25
1:30 - 2:30 PM

* Chat with your friends
* Meet New People
* Dr. Peterson and Jon Beaulieu will announce
    a Game Programming Contest

Coffee & Cookies Near HH 338
Tech Talks in HH 314 @ 1:30, 1:45. 2:00, and 2:15!

Tea times are short, informal occasions for the whole department -- undergrads, graduates, faculty and staff -- where we can get together to chat, get to know each other, maybe talk about something technical, and importantly, have refreshments. Come for the treats, and stay for the fun. We'll have assorted cookies/bars along with coffee & tea. Come hungry, and bring your friends! Food will be outside HH 338.

Tea Time Program:
In HH 314, Dr. Peterson will give a short introduction to a game programming/design contest the LARS lab will be holding. Your assignment (should you choose to accept it): design and/or program a turn-based game for use in a high school programming contest. You'll design a playable game that high schoolers will try to play by writing AI solutions. Winners will have their games used in the UMDCYL this spring and will also recieve a gift. More details will be provided during the talk.

Dr. Peterson's intro talks will be in HH 314 at 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15. Jon Beaulieu will be in HH 338 after 1:45 to discuss the details with interested parties.

PS: Tea Times will be roughly monthly for the rest of the year. We're interested in starting a student committee to help organize them and find interesting programming for each event. If you'd like to help put on Tea Times, contact Dr. Peterson at

Author: cford


SMART Scholarships Open


SMART Scholarships
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation

Freshman through Ph.D.

* Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
* Full Tuition and related education expenses
* Health insurance allowance
* Book allowance
* Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
* Post-Graduation Career Opportunities

Apply At:

Author: cford


Colloquium - SCSE Academy of Science Inductee Mark Luker


SCSE Academy of Science Inductee Colloquium

"IT Collaborations for Research and Education"

Mark Luker
NITRD (Retired)
(Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)

Friday, October 14, 2016

MWAH 195


Information Technology for R&E has grown from nascent to revolutionary over the last five decades. Much of this progress has involved pioneering collaborations of university faculty, staff and students with their counterparts in industry, often with the stimulation and partial support of the Federal government. How can such loose collaborations find direction and purpose? This talk will explore a recent example in the field of Big Data.
After arriving at UMD in 1976, Mark developed undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and spearheaded the formation of the Department of Computer Science.  Mark also served as Acting Dean of CSE, and in CIO roles at UMD, the University of Minnesota System, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Mark also served the IT community at the national level, as Program Director of NSFNet (precursor of the Internet) and as Vice President of EDUCAUSE.  During 2009-10 Mark managed grants and outreach in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program of the Department of Commerce.  Then until his retirement in 2015 Mark was Deputy Director of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which coordinates IT research programs across the Federal agencies and advises the White House on related policy matters.

Author: cford


Doug Dunham,Professor & Artist, Presents in Austria, China, Finland and Slovenia


Douglas Dunham, Professor, Department of Computer Science, attended four conferences in July, August, and September, giving talks at each one. Each talk was based on joint research with John Shier. The first paper, "Artistic Patterns: from Randomness to Symmetry," was presented at "Symmetry Festival 2016" in Vienna, Austria, in July. It has been published in the journal "Symmetry: Culture and Science," Vol. 27, No.4, pp. 392-402. The second paper, "Periodic Fractal Patterns," was presented at the 17th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics in Beijing, China, in August. It has appeared in the conference proceedings. The third paper, "Repeating Fractal Patterns with 4-Fold Symmetry," was presented at the "Bridges Finland" conference in Jyvaskyla, Finland, in August. The paper appeared in the conference proceedings . Two prints designed by Dunham and Shier, "Finnish Fractal Flag" and "Fractal p4 Circle Pattern," were selected to be displayed at the conference art exhibit. The prints were donated to the University of Jyvaskyla. The fourth paper, "Artistic Fractal Patterns" was presented at the Third ESMA (European Society for Mathematics and the Arts) Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September. The paper will appear in the conference proceedings.

Author: cford


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