Pace University Named as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate
A recent review of Professor Jean Coppola's Gerontechnology Program by an International Data Group (IDG) panel has resulted in Pace being named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate. This honor recognizes organizations and individuals that have developed innovative applications of information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.
Seidenberg Hosts RIM's First Campus Hackathon
Research In Motion’s (RIM) first campus hackathon attracted more than 30 students to the two-day competition held on the New York City campus in late March. The event, dubbed “Future Developers Day,” is a pilot program established by RIM, makers of the BlackBerry smartphone, to spark interest on the part of young people to become the next generation of mobile BlackBerry App World developers.
Professor Richard Kline Receives Jefferson Award
Professor Richard "Rick" Kline is this year's recipient of the Pace University Bronze Medal Jefferson Award for outstanding community service. Through his teaching of Problem Solving using LEGO Robotics, his extensive involvement with the robotics programs sponsored by the FIRST organization, and his mentoring of participants in the Seidenberg Summer Experience, among many other robotics-related activities, he has excelled in fostering a strong sense of fun and excitement among young people in the exploration of science and technology.
Seidenberg Team Fends Off Cyber Attackers at Regional Competition
While many students were packing to leave for spring break, nine committed Seidenberg students were heading out to the Boston area to participate in the 2012 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. For nearly 20 hours over a three day period, Team Seidenberg simulated a group of new employees brought in to secure, manage and maintain the business network of World Wide Financial, a fictitious company.
Student-Faculty Research Pairs Shine
Seidenberg student-faculty research pairs placed first on both campuses in the first-ever Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Showcases. On the Pleasantville campus, Marc Kowtko (BS/IT '15) and Professor Jean Coppola won for their work in open source assistive technology for older adults and people with disabilities. In New York, Meghan Kenny (BA/Psychology '14) and Professor Christelle Scharff took first place for their collaboration on how mobile technology can be used to raise awareness around the world in regard to destructive environmental practices and to promoting sustainability.
Top Students Inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Honor Society
Thirty-two outstanding Seidenberg students were inducted into the New York Delta Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Honor Society at a ceremony held at the Graduate Center in White Plains on February 29. Professor Bel Raggad of the IT department gave a brief talk on “Artificial Intelligence in Information Assurance.”