(Photo by Renee Vernon)
UNT's Department of Computer Science and Engineering won the Tech Titan of the Future-University Level Award for its Robocamp for Girls. Dr. Robert Akl and David Keathly, co-directors of the Robocamps, are shown with the award presented on Friday, August 27, 2010. Robocamp is a free, weeklong day camp for high school aged-girls hosted at UNTâ€™s Discovery Park campus for the past six years.
The Tech Titan Award-University Level award recognizes higher education institutions that encourage students to choose engineering and technology-related disciplines. The Tech Titan Awards are presented by the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade non-profit organization in Texas.
Welcome to UNT's Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the Fall 2010 semester! This is the start of my second year as Interim Chair. Be sure to check this website and the student email newsletters that we'll be sending out during the semester. Good luck with all of your classes!
Congratulations go to the Computer Science and Engineering Summer Graduates. A full list of our graduates can be seen here.
Dr. Saraju Mohanty's Nanosystem Design Laboratory (NSDL) was featured on the main University of North Texas website in July 2010. Read more about Dr. Mohanty and the NSDL at this link to the UNT website story.
The CSE Department June 2010 Alumni Newsletter is now online. You can view the newsletter HERE.
Congratulations go to the Computer Science and Engineering Spring Graduates. A full list of our graduates can be seen here.
The Summer 2010 Robocamp sessions are coming up soon. Seven Robocamp and XBOX camps are scheduled for this summer. Students must be at least 14 years of age and not graduated High School in order to participate. We are also assisting with programs for Grandparent's University for ages 7-12 and we will be assisting with three mobile Robocamps at area schools as part of the new Robocamp Jumpstart program for 7th and 8th grade students. For more information, go to http://capstone.cse.unt.edu/robocamp/.
Also we are again offering scholarships for Camp Alumni who attend UNT and major in any program offered in the College of Engineering. Scholarships begin Fall 2010 for one year and are $4,000. We will be awarding 15 scholarships if there are sufficient applications. The form to apply is located on the Robocamp website.
Swetha Adama and Rajitha Peesari, both graduate students in Computer Engineering, have won 2010 Philanthropic Educational Organization International Scholarships. The P.E.O. International Scholarship is open exclusively to international women graduate students who have excelled academically and who stand significantly to improve the quality of life of persons whom they will serve after returning to their home countries. See this UNT press release about this achievement.
Dr. Ian Parberryâ€™s Laboratory for Recreational Computing (LARC) is featured on the main University of North Texas website. To read how LARC prepares students for a career in the game programming industry, see this link to the UNT website story.