News, Events, & Seminars

News, Events, & Seminars

News, Events, & Seminars

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President’s Award for Excellence in Innovative Instructional Delivery

Congratulations to our own Dr. Jennie Kay for winning this year’s President’s Award for Excellence in Innovative Instructional Delivery!

The President’s Award for Excellence in Innovative Instructional Delivery is designed to recognize faculty who have gone above and beyond to adapt to an ever-changing classroom environment, or who have provided outstanding contributions to learning via coursework, programs, or certificates. The Faculty Center and the Award Selection Committee are pleased to announce the winners of this award for Spring 2022 and recognize their hard work and dedication. 

Dr. Kay developed a complete package of material for teaching students, including a manuscript used in lieu of a textbook, a YouTube Playlist of videos, and a set of Jupyter Notebooks with dynamic in-class activities and homework assignments.

As Advanced Robotics students use this web-based interactive platform, it helps them to visualize transformations by rotating homogeneous transformation matrices, three-dimensional mathematical models. When students change lines of code, they receive instant feedback as this produces differences in graphical output in the Jupyter Notebook. Next, students use this information and forward kinematics to inform, for example, the placement of joints in robot arms, taking learning to the next level.

Read more here.

Posted 2022.5.18


RunSignup Mobile App Collaboration

RunSignup is an organization that specializes in providing footrace management tools for the running community. From promotion to fundraising to technology, RunSignup has tons of tools at their disposal for anyone who is interested in hosting or managing a race.

Recently, RunSignup teamed up with a group of Rowan students in order to develop a phone app that could be used to help manage races. The Rowan students split up into two teams – known as Team Tigers and Team Lions – and got to work developing their app. Team Tigers consisted of Patrick Conway, Marc Harris, James Gregory, Gabriel Cicione, Nicholas Rossi, and Jeremy Mongeau. Team Lions consisted of Marko Pantovic, Andrew Servis, Nathanael Costa, Ryan Schwegel, Ariestle Diza, and Anthony Polanco. The two teams worked hard over the course of 12 weeks, and were recently able to show off the culmination of their efforts.

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Posted 2022.4.21


Student Spotlight: Julia Bowes

Rowan’s Computer Science students are always hard at work advancing their education and their careers. Third year Computer Science major Julia Bowes is no exception. Julia has been a tutor in the CS Department for about a year now. In addition, she is also an admissions ambassador coordinator, a member of the NCAA D-3 volleyball team, and a Learning Assistant in Computer Science courses. Even with this wide array of responsibilities to juggle, Julia excels in her classes and has even landed a summer internship working in Computer Science.

The internship in question is with Amazon in Nashville, Tennessee. For this article, Julia wanted to share her experiences in attaining this internship and offer some advice to other students who may be looking for internship opportunities themselves.

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Posted 2022.3.22


Raspberry Pi Game at the Makerspace

As many Rowan students may know, the Makerspace is a place for Computer Science students to unwind and get some hands-on experience with real machines. Last month, the Makerspace hosted a special event to kick off the spring semester. The meeting was held on Friday, February 4th in Room 201 of Robinson Hall.

The event focused on the use of Raspberry Pi computers, for the purpose of developing a game. In this article, you can find a brief overview of the event, as well as what the plan is for the Raspberry Pi game moving forward.

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Posted 2022.3.8


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bo Sun

Dr. Bo Sun is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department. She mainly teaches the courses Computer Animation and Visual Analytics (AKA Information Visualization). Her main research area is in computer graphics and data visualization. She has also done research in virtual reality, and has two grad students who use the technology as well.

To learn more about Dr. Sun, click here.

Posted 2022.2.15


Steminist Squad Wins 1st Place in 2021 Rohrer New Venture Competition

The 14th Annual Rohrer New Venture Competition took place virtually on Friday, April 23rd, where five finalist companies, Beach Picnic Co., Biodome, Elemeat, Power Gum, and Steminist Squad, pitched their business plans to an industry-leading judge panel. Steminist Squad, a community that aims to educate, empower, and inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM founded by Talia Tomarchio, took home First Place and was awarded $4,000 towards the venture. Steminist Squad provides professional development, a network of like-minded individuals, and a student-centered learning approach to help women feel comfortable in a male-dominated industry.


GAANN Award

The Department of Computer Science at Rowan University has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program.

Our first recipient of the GAANN Award is Cameron Thatcher.  He will receive full coverage of tuition and fees, an annual stipend of up to $34,000, and funding for research equipment, travel expenses and books. Congratulations Cameron!

There are at least 2 positions starting in the fall. Applications for Fall 2020 are accepted from April 1st - June 1st, 2020
Read more about the award HERE.

Posted 2020.01.30