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Time to apply for a NASA Fellowship!

Aug 28, 2020 — Fellows work on projects of their own design with a faculty mentor. Fellows receive a generous stipend (the amount depends on the number of awards). Fellows are selected in October. Fellows are required to present at NASA Day in April. Speak to an advisor and write a short project proposal. Apply online by Oct 5, 2020. (Faculty evaluations are due Oct 7.) This opportunity is made possible by the NASA WV Space Grant Consortium.

Accepted Students Day at Shepherd

Feb 29, 2020 — All admitted students for the Fall of 2020 are invited Accepted Students Day. This energetic event meant to help students complete some enrollment tasks (review financial aid, obtain student ID, find a roommate) and to ideally secure Shepherd as their choice in college this fall. Please visit the CME Department’s table in the Wellness Center. The event runs Saturday 10am-2pm. Lunch is served at 12.

NASA Grant Opportunity

Feb 20, 2020 — NASA will give multiple awards of $15K-$50K under the “Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2021 Academic Innovation Challenge”. See also the NASA WVSCG page for student fellowship opportunities. Proposal Due Date: April 24, 2020.

study abroad in China

Apr 2019 — Apply to study computer science in China! Applications accepted now till April 2020. See “Study Abroad” on the CME Grants page.

International Collegiate Student Programming Contest

Nov 9, 2019 — CME students competed at Mid-Atlantic ICPC 2019. This competition is sponsored by the International Collegiate Programming Contest. This year’s regional contest took place at James Madison University in Virginia. The students made a great showing by completing 8 of the 9 programming challenges. Congratulations students! Visit CME Professor Osman Guzide to learn about future contests.

Students Brian Crutchley, Johnnie Meredith, and Melvin Bowers (L to R) exercised their perseverance, team-work, and problem solving skills.

Technica Hack-a-Thon

Nov 9-10, 2019 — Shepherd CME students attended the Technica Hack-a-Thon at University of Maryland College Park. Not only did the students create a “hack”, they networked with potential employers and met career mentors. Look for future hack-a-thons on the Major League Hacking events list.

Regional Collegiate Student Programming Contest

Oct 26, 2019 — CME students participated in the CCSC Eastern US conference and programming challenge. This event was one of many events hosted by the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC). Visit CME Professor Osman Guzide to learn about future events.

Seeding Your Future

Oct 26, 2019 — CME hosted programming workshops attended by 16 WV 8th graders. The workshops were part of Shepherd’s Seeding Your Future conference to encourage girls to pursue the STEM fields. CME Professor Jason Miller and CME students taught the attendees how to build online video stories with the Scratch programming language.

CME student Trey Castrechino helps 8th graders at Seeding Your Future 2019.

Shepherd students compete at HackUMBC

Sep 29, 2019 — Six CME students competed at HackUMBC, an annual hackathon hosted by University of Maryland Baltimore County.

CME students at HackUMBC, September 2019.

2019 Computer Engineering lab

Sep 12, 2019 — Shepherd’s new Magnetic Material Laboratory will support research into magnetic materials and magnetic refrigeration. The lab currently houses an arc melting furnace purchased with an Instrumentation Grant. The furnace will enable the study of magnetic, structural, and electrical properties of matter through synthesis of alloys that vary by composition and stoichiometry. An X-ray fluorescence analyzer will be added soon thanks to an Innovation Grant. This new lab will be used for instruction and faculty-student research under the direction of Dr. Mohammadreza Ghahremani. The lab should have enormous impact on engineering education at Shepherd University.

The arc melting furnace in Shepherd’s MML Lab, 116 Snyder Hall.

2019 NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Sep 23, 2019 — That is the deadline for students to apply for a NASA WV SGC Fellowship. Fellows receive a stipend for one year of assisting faculty with research and teaching. Aspiring fellows should consult with a CME faculty member and visit the Grants page. Last year’s fellows performed research in virtual reality, neural networks, web-accessible databases, and statistical programming. 

  Three NASA Fellows at Shepherd created a virtual reality environment for visualizing 3D solutions to mathematical equations.

2019 Hack-a-thons

September 2019 — Hack-a-Thons are free, weekend-long events where students team up to design and develop useful technology. The technology can be an app, a web site, a device, an algorithm, a model, or a plan. Upcoming nearby Hack-a-Thons include: HopHacks in Baltimore Sep 13-15; HackUMBC in Baltimore Sep 28-29; Pitt Challenge in Pittsburgh Oct 11-12; Technica near DC Nov 9-10. Find a longer list at Major League Hacking. Shepherd students attended three Hack-a-Thon events during the 2018-2019 academic year. Two CME students attended Technica in October 2018 and five CME students attended BitCamp in April 2019, both at University of Maryland College Park. One CME student attended HackUMBC in October in Baltimore.

Five CME students attended the BitCamp hack-a-thon at University of Maryland College Park in Spring 2019.

2019 Summer Science

August 2019 — Three CME students worked through the summer to develop software for the analysis of gene expression in plants. The students used laptops to develop Python programs for high-performance, distributed computing environments. Read the full story on Shepherd News.

CME students Justin Fisher, Nathaniel Pearson, and Zachery Jaouni (seated left to right) worked with Professor Jason Miller to build scientific software for gene expression studies.

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