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HCI REU Program

The Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program at Iowa State University hosts a summer Undergraduate Research Experience, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This is a ten week internship where students take short courses in HCI and work in interdisciplinary teams on research projects. Housing and meals are provided, as well as a stipend. More information about this program can be found at http://www.hci.iastate.edu/REU/

The application deadline is February 15, 2009.

Note that the program starts May 27, which may cause a problem with your spring courses.



Fight Bots!

These robots were created by students in Prof. Levy’s spring 2008 course CSCI 250: Robot and Mind. Students built the robots using the popular Lego Mindstorms NXT platform and controlled the robots using the Python programming language. The control computer communicated with the robots using a wireless Bluetooth connection. The setup allows students to apply skills learned in their other computer science courses to robotics and frees them from the constraints imposed by the processor and memory limitations of the robot hardware.



CS Listed in Top Job Survey

CareerCast.com lists math and CS jobs as 5 of the 6 top ones in a recent survey.

See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123119236117055127.html for details.



Ivy, All-Region

Jack Ivy was named “All-Region” for his 35th place finish at the Cross-Country Regionals.

Congratulations Jack!



Van Devender, Academic All-American

van20devender011Anne Van Devender was named first-team Academic All-America as well as ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and third-team All-America in women’s soccer.




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