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Bryn Mawr Faculty Adding Computational Skills to STEM Courses

Posted July 8, 2014

A group of Bryn Mawr faculty members is aiming “to transform the way we prepare STEM majors for the computationally intense world of modern-day science.” “Alumnae physics majors rate the ability to think algorithmically and program in at least one computer language at the top of those skills they most value having developed as Bryn […]

Angie Chen ’16 Develops Blue Bus App for Android Phones

Posted April 17, 2014
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Angie Chen ’16 has developed a free Blue Bus app that is currently available for Android phones. The app provides users with access to each day’s updated Blue Bus schedule, as well as an option to search for a pick up at a specific time and date. Angie, a computer science major who created the […]

Julia Ferraioli ’07 Interviews Ashley Gavin ’10 in Google Developers Live Video

Posted February 6, 2014

Ashley Gavin ’10, recently was featured in a Google Developers Live video feature focusing on her work with technology teaching organizations Hopscotch and Girls Who Code. In the video, Gavin, a curriculum consultant to schools, nonprofits, and companies, is interviewed by fellow alumna Julia Ferraioli ’07, a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. Gavin and […]

Bryn Mawr Students Part of Team That Earns Top Spot at Tri-Co Hack-a-Thon

Posted January 30, 2014

More than 60 students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore colleges gathered as 14 teams in Haverford’s Founders Great Hall over the weekend for the first-ever Tri-Co Hack-a-Thon. As noted in this Haverford College post on the event, the teams “had just 48 hours to conceive, develop, and present web and mobile technology ideas” and […]

Students Present Research at Summer Science Poster Session

Posted October 3, 2013

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last month, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

BMC Alumna Uses Materials Developed by Computer Science’s Doug Blank for “Girls Who Code”

Posted August 29, 2013
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Since being formed five years ago, the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE), a joint effort between Bryn Mawr College and Georgia Tech sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has created an entire suite of materials, including textbooks and low-cost robots, for teaching introductory computer science at every level. The bulk of research done […]

Computer Science Professor and Students Travel to National Cryptologic Museum as Part of Emily Balch Seminar

Posted November 29, 2012

Fifteen students and Computer Science Professor Deepak Kumar recently traveled to the National Cryptologic Museum, located in Fort Meade, Maryland, as part of the Emily Balch Seminar “Secret Code.” The seminar focuses on the evolution of codes and code breaking starting from the earliest ciphers in Ancient Egypt, to the modern uses of codes and […]

Professor Doug Blank and Students Put on a “Robot Circus” at Conference for Computer Science Educators

Posted March 22, 2012
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Computer Science Professor Doug Blank and his colleague Jennifer Kay from Rowan University teamed up to coordinate a “Robot Circus” during the 43rd Association for Computing Machinery Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), held February 29 – March 3 in Raleigh, N.C. The SIGCSE Symposium is held yearly to address problems common among educators […]

Computer Science Professor Deepak Kumar Featured in Center for Science of Information Video

Posted February 23, 2012

Professor Deepak Kumar of the Bryn Mawr College Computer Science Department is featured in a recent video from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Science of Information. In the video, scientists from the Center explain the reasons behind its founding and its necessity in our changing world. Kumar appears at about the 2:30 mark and speaks […]