On Thursday, March 14th, 2013 (better known as “Pi day”) Professor Mihaela Sabin and Michael Jonas will be holding two workshops at Girls Technology Day. The event is being held for the first time, and will be taking place at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Over 200 girls, grades 8-10, are expected to participate in the event. Catherine Blake, Lecturer in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire who received her M.B.A from Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker. The event will host ten workshops, of which the girls can choose four (including Cybersecurity, VEX Robotics, Careers in Technolgy Round Table, Cisco VoIP Lab, Making Ethernet Cables 101, and more) to experience first-hand what it is like to use a variety of different technologies in computing and engineering.
Students participating in Sabin and Jonas’s workshops can look forward to programming a multiplayer board game in the Greenfoot interactive Java development environment, and creating their own mobile apps for the Android operating system.
Visit NHTI to Host “Girls Technology Day” for more information.
Source: ACM TechNews
Original article from Network World (09/06/12), Bob Brown
Many university labs are working on research projects that could have lasting effects on computer and networking technologies. For example,
- Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed Duolingo, a free Web site that helps users learn new languages while also translating the text on Web pages into different languages.
- Princeton University researchers have developed Serval, an open source system that aims to make Web services such as Gmail and Facebook more easily accessible, regardless of where the end user is.
- Technical University in Darmstadt researchers have developed a method for home Wi-Fi routers to form a backup mesh network to be used by the police, firefighters, and other emergency personnel in the case of a disaster or other incident that disrupts standard phone networks.
- University of Tulsa researchers want to slow down network traffic in order to detect malware more efficiently.
- University of Washington researchers have developed Control-Alt-Hack, a card game designed to introduce computer science students to security topics.
- Bonn University researchers have developed a virtual drive that runs inside a USB drive to capture malware before it infects the computer.
- University of California, Berkeley researchers have developed the Internet Protocol (IP) over Xylophone Players system, which can provide a fully compliant IP connection between two computers.
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Source: UNH Manchester News
Adjunct Professor of Engineering Technology Donald Cochrane was mentioned for his service in this great article!
UNH Manchester has created a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful campus community for our students who have served in the military. The college’s spring 2012 campus survey of student veterans included the quote, “I appreciate everything the school is doing to try and make veterans’ lives easier”. Another student commented, “the classes are great, the faculty and staff are extremely understanding and eager to help”. A third student summed up the UNH Manchester experience, ” the people are wonderful”.
UNH Manchester has faculty and staff who, like you, have served in the military. The faculty and staff on these pages share their professional profiles with you including words of advice as you transition from military life to academic life and the ways they have leveraged their military service to advance themselves professionally, academically, or personally.
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Source: UNH Manchester News
We are pleased to announce that UNH Manchester will expand to the newly transformed Pandora Mill this fall.
The first floor of the Pandora Mill will become home to our computing technology and engineering programs as well as the UNH Graduate School’s Manchester campus. The renovated space will provide an additional 22,000 square feet beyond the current location at 400 Commercial Street. The expansion will include classrooms, labs, faculty offices, several student common areas, and study spaces.
There couldn’t be a more appropriate use for the building than to become an extension of the University’s millyard campus.
Mihaela Sabin, associate professor and coordinator of the computing technology program sees the expansion as an opportunity to respond to the demands of the businesses and industry. “Employers tell us they want computing professionals with skills in collaboration, communication, team work and problem solving. Our new computing technology lab will provide space for just these needs, with large meeting tables and space for peer review and shared learning,” said Sabin.
The computing technology lab will include networking and infrastructure equipment for experimentation with new technologies. The second lab, also known as a studio classroom, will be used for computing and physics courses.
Ali Rafieymehr, dean and professor of computer science said, “The new space provides a great opportunity for UNH Manchester to grow enrollments in our current programs that we offer and at the same time it enables us to start new programs to address the needs of our business community. Expansion into the new space will also allow us to create the Emerging Technology Center where our students in collaboration with the business partners can work on real world projects.”
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