Robotics class meets robot makers

On March 3, the Robotics & Intelligent Systems class had two visitors from Dexter Industries (, the makers of the robotic platform used in the course. The visitors wanted to see how they can better support our activities and were very interested to see how we use their Raspberry Pi-based GoPiGo robots in the classroom.

New graduate students attend spring orientation

Spring 2015 is set for some of largest enrollment in our graduate programs. On January 14, 23 of this spring's new CS, IT, and Cybersecurity graduate students enjoyed supper in the computer science department's office during the Graduate School Orientation for the Spring 2015 semester. New students this semester came not just from Frederick and the surrounding area, but from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Over half of them are incoming computer science graduate students, and most of them will be full time.

Professor Dimitoglou and James Blaney (B.S. '15) participate in Project Boost.

Professor George Dimitoglou and senior James Blaney (B.S. '15) are working to develop a submersible temperature sensor data logger and software for the collection and distribution of the results. Their work is part of Project Boost, a collaborative project through the CCWS with with Frederick High, the FCPS Earth and Space Science Lab, the Hood College Environmental Sciences program and the Computer Science program.

Student research presented at CAINE 2014

A paper "Simulation and Performance Analysis of Stadium Crowd Evacuation".was presented in the CAINE 2014 conference on 13-15 October 2014 in New Orleans. The paper reported the results from a research project related to crowd-dynamics simulation The project was directed by Dr. Dimitoglou and exercised different crowd movement and algorithms to determine the most efficient stadium egress strategy.

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.


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