News Archive

2014 Senior Project Presentations - May 9

Eleven Class of 2014 CS majors presented their Senior Projects on Friday, May 9, at 4:30 PM in Hodson Tech 131. These presentations were the culmination of a year of work. The five team projects covered a variety of topics and techniques. Fellow Students, faculty, friends, and families were all invited.

Computer Science tops list of majors with most pre-graduation job offers.

Grad Students and faculty featured in Al Hurra News

Several CS & IT graduate students and faculty appeared in a recent news show on the Alhurra TV station.

The students, all from Saudi Arabia, are studying in the US with full scholarships administered through the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission.

CS grad student Rattanaphan Boonbutra winner in National microMedic Contest.

Rattanaphan Boonbutra (M.S. '13), a current graduate student in computer science, has won a prize in the 2013 National microMedic Contest. The national contest was hosted and sponsored by the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center, and Parallax Inc.

Boonbutra's award was announced on October 15th under the Education Division Winners category, as a Specialist Rank Winner, for the Mobile Doctor-In-A-Box (mDocInABox) project and comes with a $500 hardware prize.

Lecture: Nepal Wireless Networking Project

Nepali social entrepreneur Mahabir Pun will speak on the topic "Community Development Projects: Connecting Rural Nepal to the Global Village through Nepal Wireless Network", his work in applying information and communication technologies to develop remote areas of the Himalayas.

Wednesday, 09/18, at 7:30 in HT 131.

Hood has chance to see NASA rocket launch from campus

On Friday, Septembr 6, a rocket launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia was visible from campus. The CS department's Hood College Weather Station (HCWS) created a graphic showing the trajectory of the Minotaur V rocket carrying the LADEE satellite into orbit. We've archived the HCWS news announcement, which provides the graphic, background information on the launch, and some cool photos of the launch area, rocket, and satellite.

New Academic Resource: ACM Digital Library

Library Director Jan Samet reports that the Hood community now has access to ALL ACM journal publications (as well as many proceedings and a handful of journals published by other computing organizations) through the Library's web pages in the form of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s Digital Library. If you go to you can either

Hood Weather Station 2.0 goes live on the Internet

Check out up-to-the-minute Hood weather right on the spot. And check the parking situation in Whitaker lot too!

Changes to undergraduate course numbers

We have changed the numbers on several of the undergraduate CS courses. The changes will take effect with the spring semester, 2014, schedule. The courses themselves have not changed, only the numbers. This change will not affect the courses that you take or that are required for your program. The Courses page has a complete list of the changes.

Adjunct Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science at Hood College regularly seeks adjunct faculty in selected areas of computer science and information technology. These are part-time, temporary appointments to teach single courses. The specific courses are dependent on the class offerings each term. Areas of interest include software testing, applied database systems, computer security, IT management, information systems and engineering, and computer networks.

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