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Valley News Live Interviews Miller, Straub on 'App Based' Digital Parenting
Computer Science freshman Lucas Miller and Asst. Prof. Jeremy Straub were recently interviewed by Valley News Live regarding the use of an app that can help parents track their kids' activities online. Check out the news report here.
Computer Science Undergraduate Meets Governor at Drone Focus
Computer Science students help motorists in flipped car
Valley News Live reported on several NDSU Computer Science students who aided a motorist in a flipped car in Wyoming. Terrance Hanlon, Nicholas Snell and Richard Frisch were mentioned in the report. Read the report here.
Student Interviewed by WDAY Regarding Cybersecurity
NDSU Computer Science freshman Michael Gibbons and Asst. Prof. Jeremy Straub were interviewed by WDAY to give advise to the public regarding an ongoing Facebook scam. Check out the news story here.
Computer Science student featured in Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Chris Bernard was featured, today, in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. Check out the article here.
NDSU Computer Science Receives 15% of New 2017 National Science Foundation Awards to North Dakota
The level of federal awards received is a key metric for departmental research productivity. The National Science Foundation is a lead – if not the principle – federal funding agency for most sciences, besides medicine. In 2017, the North Dakota State University Department of Computer Science received approximately 15% of all new NSF awards to North Dakota-based institutions. Investigators within the department were awarded $1.35 million of the $9.07 million awarded to institutions within the state.
Federal funding to universities, like NDSU, is used to support faculty research efforts that benefit society at large. It also benefits student researchers who receive employment, stipends and tuition payments from the grants.
“I am extremely proud of the recent successes of our Computer Science faculty members in securing grants from the National Science Foundation,” said NDSU Computer Science professor and department chairman Kendall E. Nygard. “Securing Federal grants is very difficult in today’s competitive environment. Our faculty members excel and are determined to succeed in research, particularly in application areas that serve our citizens.”
Research in the computational sciences serves to advance computing itself, through the development of new techniques and algorithms. In many cases, the research also advances an area of application, which benefits from the development and use of computing capabilities to solve a problem in this domain. In 2017, one such NSF award received by faculty within the department focused on the advancement of diabetes self-management for Native Americans.
“Shortly after I joined NDSU in 1977, I got an NSF grant and that was the first NSF grant in the history of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences NSF grants at NDSU,” commented Nygard. “That award was for $19,970 and I purchased graphics terminals and developed instructional models using them. Now the department regularly receives much larger NSF awards. The prospects for continued success in the future are bright.”
Computer Science freshman featured in West Fargo Pioneer
NDSU Computer Science freshman Nicholas Snell was featured in the West Fargo Pioneer today. The article focused on Snell's work on a project to develop a website for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Read the article here.
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