Data Visualization - Thursday 02/16 at noon

Join CS Club this Week as it presents "Data Visualization" with Randy Smith. Are you curious about the ways people use data to make graphics? Curious about what these maps are about? Do you want to learn more about valuable tools for analysts? Join us in the Computer Science& IT suite, HT 226, on Thursday, February 16 from 1-2 PM to hear Randy Smith talk about his work in data visualization and design.

Graduate Student Photo Contest

We invited graduate students to submit photos of their home towns, whether from Maryland or Iceland, Virginia or Nigeria. Our students come from some stunningly beautiful places around the world.

For a look at all of their photos, visit the Photocontest page.

Graduate Open House Classroom Visits

Four graduate level evening classes will participate in the Open House house event of the Hood Graduate School on Tuesday March 21, 2017.

  • CS 498/598G Embedded System Programming, Professor Chiang, room HT 236, 6:25-8:55pm
  • CS 520 Algorithms, Professor Boon, room  HT 114, 6:25-8:55pm
  • CS 512 Elements of Computer Programming, Professor Lateef, room HT 113, 6:25-8:55pm
  • IT 581 Elements of Web Development, Professor Chang, HT 308G, 6:25-8:55pm

Prospective students and interested community members are invited to sit in the classroom and enjoy a rich learning environment.

See the full article for more information.

Computer Science Club Meets

The Computer Science Club held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, February 2 in the CS Suite. The theme was "The Modern World of DOS".

New Graduate Students Welcomed

Despite the chilly climate—in more ways than one—the computer science and information technology programs welcomed another big incoming class of graduate students from around the globe. 32 new students registered for classes in the CS, IT, MIT, and Cybersecurity programs.

Fourteen students participated in the new student orientation on Wednesday Jan 11, 2017, where they were greeted by Professor Ahmed Salem.

Graduate Student Week

Most of the department faculty participated in Graduate Student Week, sponsored by the Graduate School, to give graduate students a boost during Exam Week. We greeted the students as they entered the main academic buildings and handed out snacks and goodies as they rushed off to exams.


Dr. Jason Rafe Miller, Assistant Professor, Informatics Department, J. Craig Venter Institute, will speak on the Arabidopsis Information Portal (Araport) on November 30 at 6:30 in HT 319. Araport is a web resource centered on Arabidopsis thaliana, the flowering plant whose genome sequence serves as a model for all of plant science. The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a world leader in genomic research, is a multidisciplinary genomic-focused organization with more than 250 scientists and staff, more than 250,000 square feet of laboratory space, and locations in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, California.

Undergraduate Computer Science Program Receives ABET Accreditation

Hood College's Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science has received its initial accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with quality education.

Technology meetups and events this fall.

Hood College Computer Science is hosting several technology meetups and events during the fall semester, beginning this month. Workshops include Jupyter Notebooks, Pygame, and 3rd Saturday Open Workshops. In October, we are a primary sponsor for the HackFrederick hackathon. See the full article for dates and times, and watch the events calendar for more information.

Minor in Computer Science Helped Students Accepted for SURF at NIST

Congratulations to Sarah Hood and Karina Stetsyuk who have been accepted to the SURF summer intern program at NIST!
Sarah Hood, Math and CS Minor
Karina Stetsyuk, Math and CS & Physics Minor


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