2011 News

CS Undergrads win HSEAS Pumpkin Design Contest for 2nd year

November 2, 2011

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!

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Darcey Riley '12 named Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar

July 8, 2011

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 and presentation will be announced later this summer.  For more information about the program, visit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation site.

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Halpern '12 elected SA President

June 1, 2011

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. 

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Frank Ferraro '11 wins NSF Fellowship

April 7, 2011

Francis (Frank) Ferraro '11 has been selected to receive a 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.  His selection was based on his outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as his potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. As an undergraduate in URCS, Frank has been active in research with Len Schubert, has done summer REUs at both University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins and will continue his studies towards a PhD at one of several select university to which he has been accepted.

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