A student math team from the University of Rochester finished in the top three percent in the recent William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.
The team—made up of senior Xiaoqing Tang, sophomore Vincent Yu, and freshman Douglas Miller—finished 15th among 460 teams.
Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang '12 and Douglas Miller '15 are both double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. Vincent Yu is a MTH major with a CSC minor.
On Friday, 10/28, the Hajim School of Engineering held their second annual Pumpkin Design Contest during the October E-Social held in Goergen Hall. Representatives from each department carved pumpkins with a design that reflected their discipline. CSC's students Jon Hinkel and Xu Wang were judged to be the winners based on the current events theme of their pumpkin, dubbed "The Ghost of Steve Jobs". Last year our winning pumpkin entry was a Scribbler Robot that danced to the Monster Mash. Congratulations team!
Due to the efforts of Skylab 4 Astronaut Ed Gibson '59, University of Rochester became eligible for the first time this year to participate in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's program. As a result, UR Computer Science senior Darcey Riley became UR's first recipient of the $10,000 scholarship for exceptional students in science, math, engineering and technology. As a recipient of this scholarship, Darcey becomes a member of an elite group of 279 astronaut scholars who continue to mee
University of Rochester Alumnus and Astronaut Ed Gibson will be in Rochester on September 15th to present URCS senior Darcey Riley (AKA Halley Orshan) with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's check for $10,000. Please join us in celebrating this event in Hoyt Hall at 7PM on Thursday September 15th.
Jeff Keesom graduated from URCS in '08, and completed a Masters in Software Engineering at RIT the following year. Currently, he is attending Syracuse University where he is pursuing a combined law degree and Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, with a Certificate in Security Studies.
Rising senior Halley Orshan '12 (known in URCS as Darcey Riley) has been chosen one of the national winners of the 2011-2012 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar. Students throughout the STEM disciplines at the University of Rochester were nominated by their department chairs and a committee lead by Undergraduate Research Director Steven Manly selected two nominees from Rochester for the national competition. Darcey will receive $10,000, which will be presented to her this fall on campus by a yet unnamed astronaut. Further details of the astronaut's visit, talk an
UR CS major Bradley Halpern was elected as President of the student government for the 2011-2012 academic year. Bradley is the second CSC major to hold that office. Previously, Meng Zhu Wang held the office for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Two teams of CS undergraduates chose to spend the beginning of their spring break, from March 4-6th, competing in Montreal, Canada in the CS Games.
Tom Kollar (BS - '04) earned the distinction of Best Student Paper at the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces in Beijing, China this month. Kollar's paper is entitled "Grounding Spatial Language for Video Search". Tom is currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.
Congratulations to CSC undergraduates (Robin Miller, Adina Rubinoff, Josh Pawlicki, David Klein and Rintaro Kuwoira) who put together the winning entry in the First Annual HSEAS Pumpkin Design contest. The CSC pumpkin won both categories - "Most Creative" and "Best Representation of the Discipline" for their pumpkin.