Archived Events

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ACM Takes Trip to Cesium Philly Headquarters

ACM chapter members were invited to the Cesium headquarters in Philadelphia. Cesium treated the club to snacks, a tour, and several presentations on what it looked like working in the company.

To learn more, click here. 

Posted 10.06.23

2023 Spring Research Symposium

Here at the department, students are always working on new research projects. Students work with faculty on a wide variety of research topics, developing their programming skills beyond their classroom instruction. Each spring and summer, students get a chance to present what they’ve learned, showcasing their data to the rest of the university. Our Spring 2023 Research Symposium was a massive success, with students from every corner of the department taking center stage.

To learn more, click here

Posted 9.22.23

Students Invited to Microsoft NYC Campus

What’s the best way to spend a weekend? You could take a fun trip, or buckle down and do something productive. This past March, several Rowan CS students volunteered to do both. The Microsoft Corporation invited CS students to their campus in New York City for a personalized tour. Students met with Rowan alumni now working at Microsoft to discuss exciting new technology from the company, and how a career in CS looks post graduation. 

To learn more, click here. 

Posted 2023.12.1

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.

Click here to learn more.

Posted 2022.3.8

Rowan Computer Science students win Hackathon!

ProfHacks is an annual Hackathon hosted by Rowan's IEEE club. Teams compete to create interesting software and/or hardware projects over the course of a 24-hour period. This event often draws teams from universities around the Philadelphia region. This year’s CS team was composed of Steven Jiang, Alex Lam, and Matthew Schofield. They won first place and each team member received a Quad-Copter drone.

Their idea was to use machine learning to generate interesting works of art. The team utilized a pre-trained style transfer network based on the Magenta model to style public domain images of animals coupled with public domain artwork. They extended this by incorporating an instance segmentation model based on the U-Net model to transfer the animal between styled scenes. This creates an interesting visual crossover effect as seen in the bottom right of output images. Congratulations to Steven, Alex and Matthew!!

Posted 2021.04.14


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

Real World Crypto 2020 Symposium 

Congratulations to computer science students Tapan Soni and John Stranahan!  Tapan and John each received a $750 Student Travel Grant to attend the Real World Crypto 2020 Symposium.  RWC 2020 was held January 8-10, 2020 at Columbia University in New York City. The Real World Crypto Symposium aims to bring together cryptography researchers with developers implementing cryptography in real-world systems. The conference goal is to strengthen the dialogue between these two communities. Topics covered focus on uses of cryptography in real-world environments such as the Internet, the cloud, and embedded devices.

Posted 2020.03.15

Tapan Soni - Guest Speaker at Glassboro High School

On December 5 th CS student, Tapan Soni, was a guest speaker at Glassboro High School. In
addition to talking about the hour of code activity, which many schools do to start teaching
their students programming, Tapan discussed why programming and computer science are
extremely useful and fun. He also talked about the computer science program at Rowan
University, our Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research and lab, and our GenCyber
camps. He has been invited back for further talks at the school.

Through Tapan’s efforts, these students may now consider computer science as a career path
and choose Rowan University as their college of choice. Thank you Tapan!

Posted 2020.01.22

ProfHacks March 9-10

IEEE's annual hackathon gives participants 24 hours to make innovative hardware and software projects. The event is free and everyone is welcome. To register click here.

Rowan CS Students attend conference at Kean University!

On November 1, 2019, Kean School of Computer Science and Technology hosted the Kean’s Exploring
Research: Women in Computing conference at the Kean University campus in Union, NJ. The
conference, sponsored by Google and other organizations, was designed to introduce undergraduate
students, particularly women, to research opportunities in computer science and information

Participants attended workshops such as Research 101: Where to Begin on this Journey?; Learning How
to Network; and How to Maximize Your Chances for Graduate School as well as panel discussions
featuring women who made their careers in research. Professors from other schools discussed the
many opportunities and resources students can utilize for scholarships and grants. The conference also
featured speakers from T&T, Kean University, and IBM.

Attendees from Rowan included Alison Sylvestri, honors ECE major, Talia Tomarchio,
honors CS major, and Emily Higgins, honors CS major. 

Posted 2019.11.27

Rowan Students attend GWU Conference!

Matthew Schofield and Alex Lam attended the NSF Joint Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) + Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) Annual Workshop held at The George Washington University in Washington DC on October 21 and 22. They presented their posters titled “Event Detection in Cities Represented as Evolving Graphs using Bike-Sharing Data” and "The Collection and Analysis of Bike Share Data”. Matthew and Alex’s travel was supported by the department.

Posted 2019.11.25

Rowan CS Programming Team Success!

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Rowan University’s Computer Science department sent three teams of three programmers to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. The teams, Rowan Silver, Purple, and Green, headed by Professor Darren Provine and Dr. Nancy Tinkham, traveled to Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland to compete in a regional competition. At the end of the day, Rowan Green, composed of Brian Chesko, Joseph Leclerq, and Marcus Penate, made it out as site champions. For their efforts, they were awarded a plaque for first place.

Every year, the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) holds a contest for college students worldwide to see who can solve the most real-world problems. Teams are composed of three students representing their university to compete at their regionals. If a team solves the most problems the fastest, they win the site that they attended. To learn more about the competition, see past/future competitions, visit their website here. If this seems appealing to you and you want to get involved, you can email Professor Darren Provine at or Dr. Nancy Tinkham at

Posted 2019.11.11

New Graduate Student Orientation
When: Wednesday, September 18, 11am-12pm.
Location: Robinson Hall, Room 330.

The Computer Science Department is welcoming its newly admitted graduate students to a special orientation event.

It is highly recommended that both domestic and international students plan to attend. Existing graduate students and 4+1 students are also welcome. We will introduce the students to the department, information about the Master program, academic integrity policy, thesis-track graduate study and potential thesis advisors, etc. Also, this is your opportunity to meet and get to know your peers and some CS faculty members.

Posted 2019.08.13

Rowan’s Innovative Summer Cyber (RISC) Camp and Workshop

The Department of Computer Science at Rowan University is hosting two non-residential cybersecurity summer programs: the RISC Camp for High School Students and the RISC Workshop for High School Teachers.

For more information click on the following link:

Posted 2019.05.20

Rowan University Programming Contest

The Rowan University Programming Contest, hosted by the Computer Science Department, will be held Friday, May 3, 2019. More information can be found at