CSCI Highlights from Graduation

Some pictures of the graduates — Congratulations Class of 2018!

Photo credit: W&L’s Scene on Campus, May 25, 2018

Lex and Truth
Karishma (4th from left) and Julianne (6th from left)
Truth at the Donning of the Kente Ceremony
Lex at the Donning of the Kente Ceremony
Janie on the Collonade
Gillen (left) and Rebecca (and from the left)
Truth getting his diploma
Janie bids W&L a fond farewell

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CSCI 2018 Scholarships, Prizes, and Awards

Congratulations to the following Computer Science students as recipients of this year’s scholarships, awards, and prizes:

REBECCA MELKERSON (’18) – The Computer Science Department Award and The Walter LeConte Stevens Scholarship

JULIANNE CAMPBELL (’18) – The Third-Generation Student Achievement Award

ALICIA MARTINEZ (’18) – The James S. Wood Prize in German

LEX McGRIFF (’18) – The Alexander Thomas Boehling ’10 Memorial Award

KARISHMA PATEL (’18) – The Business Administration Department Scholarship

 

MAX GOLD (’19) – The James McDowell Scholarship

SARAH ANNE TROISE (’19) – National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

 

COLLIN GLATZ (’20) – The B. S. Stephenson Scholarship

EMILY HAGEBOECK (’20) – Women’s SwimmingOutstanding Women’s Swimming Award

 

GILLEN BECK (’18 Minor)– National Collegiate Athletic Association Scholarship,
The H. Thomas Williams Jr. Undergraduate Research Award and the William D. McHenry Male Scholar-Athlete Award

WALKER BRAND (’18 Minor) – The Brackett Priddy Prize,  the Larry Stuart Memorial Award and the Wink Glasgow Spirit and Sportsmanship Award

AUSTIN CHOI (’18 Minor) – The Brackett Priddy Prize

RAM RAVAL (’18 Minor) – The Accounting Department Scholarship

TOMMY THETFORD (’18 Minor) – P. R. Press Brown Most Valuable Male Athlete and in Men’s Swimming, Memorial Swimming Award

PENGRUI WANG (’19 Minor)  – The George Addison Baxter Scholarship and The Garrett Economics Prize

 

Descriptions of each scholarship, award and prize can be found on the W&L website.

CS Major Nora Devlin ’19 reflects on her experiences at W&L

“Attending W&L has made me more conscious of societal issues and more confident in my own opinions and beliefs.”  

Junior Nora Devlin shares how being a part of the Washington & Lee community has shaped her views and given her a stronger personal identity.  Click on the link below to learn more about Nora…

https://columns.wlu.edu/a-stronger-sense-of-self/

Spotlight on Seniors: Lex McGriff ’18 and Sima Sharma ’18

As they prepare for graduation and the future, Lex McGriff and Sima Sharma share their W&L experiences and student successes.

Lex McGriff, a Computer Science and Sociology double major shares her leadership experiences as the vice president of the Student Association for Black Unity (SABU) and vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).  Lex also talks about her association with the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the Diversity Sub-Committee of Strategic Planning.

Sima Sharma, majoring in Computer Science and East Asian Languages and Literatures (Chinese), discusses her extracurricular involvement with the Multicultural Student Association, the Student Association for International Learning, the Student Environmental Action League and her participation with the Rockbridge County Schools tutor program.

Through Lex’s developing supervisory skills and a Sima’s passion for cultural diversity, these bright and enterprising W&L seniors are sure to have continued success in their future endeavors!  Learn more about their stories by clicking on the links below:

 

https://columns.wlu.edu/leaders-like-me/Lex McGriff/

https://columns.wlu.edu/diversity-of-experiences/Sima Sharma/

 

CSCI Major Janie Martin ’18 –Breakthrough Achievement at Hackathon!

Senior Janie Martin attended Rice University’s 7th annual Hackathon this past weekend in Houston with the goal of trying to solve some of the biggest problems in health care today.  The Hackathon competitors were in a 36 hour race against each other to develop new software and hardware to solve challenges identified by doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital. About 400 hackers competed for various prizes.

For Janie, the competition provided an opportunity to solve a medical problem that she herself once suffered from, encephalitis.  Janie and her teammates developed a product called Memory Eyes which is a device that uses image detection and facial recognition software to assist with cognitive disorders.  Cognitive impairment is a major component of encephalitis.  As Janie explains it, with encephalitis,  “You could be standing in a grocery store talking to someone when suddenly you have no idea where you are or who they are.” “With a press of a button, Memory Eyes will tell you who you’re talking to, where you are and remind you what you were there to get.”

Click on the link below to read more about Janie’s accomplishments and other cutting edge health care successes of Hackathon!

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Rice-University-s-Hackathon-work-to-solve-health-12225209.php

 

CSCI Major Mary Catherine Greenleaf ’19: Digital Humanities Experience

Mary Catherine, a Computer Science and Studio Art major, describes her recent participation in a Digital Humanities project, and shares her enthusiasm for blending art with computer science.

 

https://columns.wlu.edu/preserving-snippets-smidgens-and-scraps-of-history/

List of CSCI Graduates–Class of 2017

Congratulations!!!

Computer Science Majors:

(some of) Class of '17
(some of) the Class of ’17

Azmain Amin
Phil Bennett
Lenny Enkhbold
Fred Gisa
Stevan Hall-Mejia
Rob Jones
Jordan Krasner
Perry O’Connor
Patrick Ozark
Lauren Revere
Mina Shnoudah
Shane Siebken
Jamie White
Brennon Williams

Computer Science Minors:

Asha Campbell
Dan Claroni
Michael Garcia
Evan Hinkle
Joe Perrella
Nika Pogrebna
Rachel Stone

Highlight on CSCI Alum Cory Walker ’15 work in the field of Cyber Security

While at W&L, Cory Walker majored in computer science and minored in music.  After graduation, Cory attended JMU and received her master’s in computer science and digital forensics.  She is currently working with the government in the field of Cyber Security.  Click on the link below to learn more about Cory’s exciting endeavors!

https://columns.wlu.edu/licensed-to-hack/

 

CSCI Minor Liza Freed ’18 honored at the 2017 WGCA Awards Banquet

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced its 2017 Division III Awards in Houston, Texas earlier this month.  Washington and Lee junior Liza Freed (Alexandria, Va. / St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) was among those honored.  Click on the link to read more about her achievements:

http://www.generalssports.com/sports/wgolf/2016-17/releases/WGCA17

 

Meet Johnson Scholar and CSCI Major Karishma Patel ’18

Karishma, a double major in Business Administration and Computer Science is currently studying abroad in Madrid.  Click on the link to learn more, as she shares her insights and experiences…

https://columns.wlu.edu/karishma-patel-18