News
[Spring 2014]

NASA Day

Shepherd University's annual NASA Day will be hosted on April 16th, 2014. Please check the program for more details.

 

WVAS 89th Annual Meeting

The West Virginia Achademy of Science 89th Annual Meeting was hosted on April 12th, 2014 at Shepherd University. A number of students from CME dept. presented their research projects. Darryl Johnson and Christian Shimer from CME department won the best undergraduate poster award for their poster titled "STABILITY AND BIFURCATION ANALYSIS OF A THREE-COMPARTMENT TUMOR MODEL". Their project is advised by Prof. Qing Wang and Prof. Zhijun Wang.Congratulations to Darryl Johnson, Christian Shimer, and Profs Qing Wang and Z. Wang.

 

Trinity Robotics Contest

On the weekend of April 4th, the Shepherd University Robotics Club attended the 2014 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot and RoboWaiter Competitions. A CME student, Darryl Johnson, won the first place in Robotics Olympics Writing Contest. Great job Robotics Club and our teams Bellicose, JEFF-RELOADED, Pig-Bot, Rover, SkipSnoopScoop, and SUROCaboodle!

 

[fall 2013]

SURoC team won 4th place

One of SURoC teams won the 4th place at 2013 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest. Congratulations! Well done SURoC teams!

 

[spring 2013]

Students test their robots' mettle at ShepRobo Fest

by Herald-Mail --- 3/31/2013

When the robot R2-D2 showed up in the Star Wars movies, a lot of people probably thought it would be well in the future before something like that became reality. Well, that day is here. Continue Reading ...


Watch Video: Scenes from ShepRobo Fest Sunday afternoon by Herald-Mail

 

Shepherd hosts ShepRobo Fest robotics competition

by The Journal --- 3/31/2013

Amid the small cityscape, two arachnid-like robots play a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Skittering along the walled-off arena floor like crabs on a sandy beach, they cautiously navigate around miniature skyscrapers before finally meeting eye-to-eye and unleashing a volley of small BB projectiles in rapid succession.

As spectators crowd around arena and watch the action unfold from behind plastic protective covering, the robots' operators hover around laptops that display the image of what their robots see from mounted cameras and use modified controllers to control their creations. Continue Reading ...


Robots in action at Shepherd University for third annual RoboFest

by Herald-Mail --- 3/28/2013

In an empty downtown city street, an invader peers around an office tower.
The giant four-legged robot towers above a nearby car and semi, abandoned in what has become a war zone hostile to humans. The robot steps around the corner and see its enemy, another giant robot down the street. The two fire projectiles at each other in fierce combat. Continue Reading ...

 

Summer Internship at ORNL [Oak Ridge National Laboratory]

 

Summer Internship at NASA Airborne Science Program

[Fall 2012]

Dr. Ralph Wojtowicz received equipment grant

Press Release: Shepherd News [12/14/2012] | The Journal [12/27/2012]

Two Shepherd University professors have been awarded WV EPSCoR grants totaling nearly $40,000 for equipment to use in their classes as well as for research.

 

Dr. Ralph Wojtowicz, assistant professor of Mathematics, will receive $19,069 for a Hadoop cluster for teaching and researching phenomena associated with the analysis of massive data sets. He said today's research involves too much data for a desktop computer.

 

The new equipment consists of two large computers with a lot of diskspace and several workstations."We can have students gain experience with the mechanics of how you work with data like that and then how to study the kinds of algorithms that we apply to this kind of data," he said. In addition to having students work with cutting-edge technology, other departments working with big data problems, like science and IT, will be able to use the equipment, he said...

 

Hosting a Security Workshop

on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 12-2pm at the Ballroom in Student Center

Security Intrusion and Detection Club will be holding a security workshop explaining how to properly configure the security on your computer and home network.

For more information, email Luke Everhart at leverh01@rams.shepherd.edu

 

New Job Postings

: Programmer Analyst Position at Johns Hopkins‏ University

[Spring 2012]

Shepherd students present research for NASA Day

by Shepherd News --- 5/7/2012

NASA 2012

Shepherd University hosted NASA Day on April 11. Thirteen students received fellowships with the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program and presented their research. [Picture on the left]

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Shepherd University Robotics Club (SURoC) participated at Hagerstown Community College STEM Festival

held on April 28, 2012 and demonstrated Fire Fighting Robots and Mech Warfare Robots. View Pictures / Watch Video

 

Shepherd student wins iPad from Office of Financial Aid

by Shepherd News --- 4/27/2012

Shepherd University student Benjamin Sullivan, a senior from Martinsburg, was the recipient of an iPad 2 from the Office of Financial Aid's campaign to educate and encourage students about money management during and after college.

 

The campaign, "Be Legit and Financially Fit," provides students with the tools to formulate solid, basic money management skills, promoting a life of financial wellness after graduation. This semester, the Office of Financial Aid held numerous events around campus talking with students about financial aid literacy.

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Shepherd University Robotics Club(SURoC) participated at RoboGames 2012

in San Mateo, CA on April 20 – 22, 2012. View Pictures / Watch Video

 

Shepherd University Robotics Club third in competition

by The Journal --- 4/18/2012
Trinity WinnersShepherd teams take several places in international tournament

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Shepherd Robotics Club takes third place in international competition

by Shepherd News --- 4/12/2012

Members of Shepherd University's Robotics Club won third place at the Trinity College International Fire Fighting Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on March 31. Shepherd teams also took fourth place, ninth place, and 11th place.

[Picture on the left] Continue Reading ...

 

Useful Machines

by The Journal --- 3/05/2012

As a small crowd of wide-eyed children and eager adults watched the white-painted maze on the Butcher Center gym's hardwood floor, 20-year-old Shepherd University sophomore Courtney Crites carefully placed a homemade miniature robot into the proverbial squared circle.

 

Looking on with a mixture of baited breath and nerve-wracking anxiety, the computer engineering major observed the small, plastic automaton as it slowly but successfully navigated the maze, deftly snuffing out a lit candle at the end with one fell swoop of a makeshift appendage. Continue Reading ...

 

Dr. Qing Wang receives research award

by Shepherd News --- 2/29/2012

Dr. Qing Wang has received a West Virginia- IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUI) Research Award for $223,928 for two years. The grant was matched by $36,150 from Shepherd.

The funding from this award will allow her to conduct mathematical modeling studies on tumor cells, a new research initiative at Shepherd that builds on her previous work modeling disease spread.

Wang said she is thankful to the administration at Shepherd, which she said provides strong support during the grant application process for faculty who wish to pursue research opportunities. Continue Reading ...

 

Some robots not just science fiction

by Shepherdstown Chronicle --- 2/24/2012

Shepherd University's CME department has set up an annual Robotics competition that is held in March. This year, on March 3 and 4, the second annual ShepRobo Fest will take place at the Butcher Center. Dr. Seung-yun Kim heads up the RoboFest competition. The RoboFest has three categories for students of different ages to participate. Continue Reading ...

 

Shepherd to host second annual Robotics Festival

by Shepherd University News --- 1/24/2012

The second annual ShepRobo Fest will be held at the Butcher Center on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, hosted by the Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering.

 

Dr. Seung-yun Kim said he has traveled to middle schools and high schools in Maryland and West Virginia to show students the robots and to talk about the competition. Kim said he expects more competitors and spectators this year.

 

The unofficial first Lego League event, held for students grades 4-9, and the high school division fire fighting contest will be held on Saturday. The college division fire fighting contest and Mech-Warfare Contest, open to participants of all ages, will be held on Sunday.

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2011-2012 NASA WV Space Grant Consortium Fellowship and Scholarship Applications accepted.

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[Spring 2011]

Johns Hopkins University's Engineering Innovation Program

offered this summer, 2011 at Shepherd University

 

Shepherd faculty receives $28,800 grant from WV-INBRE

by SU News --- 4/27/2011

Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Shepherd University assistant professor of computer information sciences,has received a $28,800, one-year grant award from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) program.

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Shepherd University's NASA Day recognizes students

by SU News --- 04/25/2011

Seven Shepherd University students who were recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2011 NASA Day. Students who received scholarships from the program were also recognized. Continue Reading ... 

 

Shepherd take third place in international robotics competition

by SU News --- 04/20/2011

Shepherd University students took third place in the Trinity College International FireFighting Home Robot Contest and RoboWaiter Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 9 and 10 and were the only U.S. team to place in the senior division of the fire fighting category. Students represented four of the 40 teams that participated in the competition from schools. This is the third time Shepherd's Robotics Team has competed in an international competition.

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ShepRobo Fest: Student robots do battle

by The Journal --- 03/28/2011 

In an arena that looked the set of a 1950s Godzilla film, miniature, spider-like robots built by some of the area's brightest young minds battled for the No. 1 spot this weekend as just one part of Shepherd University's 2011 ShepRobo Fest.

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ShepRobo Fest: Organizers Hope Robo Fest Draws Students to Math and Science

by WHAG News --- 03/27/2011

A robotics competition at Shepherd University this weekend mixed mathematics and science with video game controllers. Organizers of the first annual Shep Robo Fest  say this competition develops American students' interest in subjects like math and science, fields they usually fall behind in on the international stage. Continue Reading ... 

 

ShepRobo Fest robotics competition tricks students into learning

by Herald-Mail --- 03/26/2011

A fire burned in the back room. Onlookers held their breath. Precious seconds were ticking by, and the lone firefighter on the scene was repeatedly running headfirst into a wall. Continue Reading ...

 

Students take tour of Shepherd campus

by The Journal --- 03/25/2011

Seventh-grade students at Wildwood Middle School who demonstrated academic and citizenship achievements during the second marking period visited Shepherd University on March 4. Continue Reading ...

 

ShepRobo Fest to be held March 26 and 27

by SU News --- 03/08/2011
The Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University will host the 2011 ShepRobo Fest robotics competition on March 26 and 27 at the Butcher Center. Continue Reading ...

 

Shepherd to host first Robotics Competition

by SU News --- 01/13/2011
The Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University will host the 2011 ShepRobo Fest robotics competition on March 26 and 27 at the Butcher Center. Continue Reading ...

[Fall 2010]

Shepherd's Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering receives grant

by SU News --- 10/04/2010

Shepherd University's Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering recently received a $98,000 West Virginia EPSCOR Research Trust Fund grant, which was matched by the Shepherd University Foundation.

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Research and Technology Efforts Continue to Move State Forward

by huntingtonnews.net --- 09/26/2010

Shepherd University received just under $100,000 to develop an "Undergraduate Research and Experiments in Robotics-Based Accomplishments for STEM Students" project. Continue Reading ...

 

Governor Announces Nearly $200,000 in Grants to Fairmont State University and Shepherd University

by EPSCoR Press Room--- 9/23/2010

Gov. Joe Manchin today announced the newest awards supported by interest earned on the state's "Bucks for Brains"Research Trust Fund. Fairmont State University and Shepherd University are set to launch programs in two rising science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas, while actively working to raise funds to match the state's investment. Continue Reading ...

 

2010 Shepherd University Journal of Undergraduate Research published

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NASA Research Fellowship and Scholarship Application Due

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Shepherd CME department begins Mathematics research guild this fall

by SU News --- 9/14/2010

Shepherd University's Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CME) has established a Research Guild and is looking for students who are interested in participating in applied research. Continue Reading ...

[Spring 2010]

Space grant recipients present research

by The Journal --- 05/12/2010

On April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day. Continue Reading ...

 

Shepherd professor receives faculty research development award

by SU News--- 5/4/2010

Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Shepherd University assistant professor of computer information sciences, has received a $24,695 West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) Faculty Research Development Award for the funding of his proposal "Modeling, Verification and Simulation of Molecular Biology System Processes Using Petri nets."

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Shepherd students compete in robotics competition

by SU News --- 05/03/2010

Members of the Shepherd University Robotics Club took second place at the recent Abington Regional Firefighting Robot Contest at Penn State Abington in Pennsylvania. The object of the exercise was to create a robot that could find the fire in the maze and extinguish it. Continue Reading ...

 

Shepherd NASA fellows present research

by InthePanhandle.com --- 04/29/2010

On Wednesday, April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day. Continue Reading ...

 

Shepherd NASA fellows present research

by SU News --- 4/27/2010

On Wednesday, April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day. Continue Reading ...

 

Shepherd hosts seminar on robotics research

on March 31 by InthePanhandle.com --- 02/22/2010

Shepherd University will host "What's New in Robotics Research? From Manipulator Arms to Intelligent Robot Colonies," a seminar presented by Dr. Gordon K. Lee, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University. The seminar will be Wednesday, March 31 at 9 a.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, room 108. This seminar is supported by Shepherd's Center for Teaching and Learning and the NASA WV EPSCoR.

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[2008]

Computer degree added: Shepherd University aims for marketable grads

by The Journal --- 03/26/2008

Faculty members at Shepherd help each other develop labs for students, and new classes to offer, said Seung-yun Kim, who recently came to the university and is an assistant professor of computer information and science. Continue Reading ...