Spectators "Bowled Over" by FIRST Tech Challenge
Imagine the excitement generated by 33 teams of high school students guiding their programmed and carefully tested robots into spirited competition in a gym packed with cheering spectators. That was the scene that unfolded on the Pleasantville campus on Sunday, January 29.
Yuriy Tanskiy Awarded New York State Humane Service Medal
Yuriy Tanskiy (MS/IS '13), a political refugee from the former Soviet Union, was awarded the New York State Humane Service Medal for meritorious service in New York's response to Hurricane Irene. Tanskiy is a member of the New York State Guard, a volunteer uniformed state defense force, that assisted the National Guard when it was activated by Governor Andrew Cuomo last August in anticipation of the storm.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2011
Valerie Cayo (BS/CS '15) and Julie Gill (BS/CS '12), both Seidenberg Scholars, attended this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference titled
"What If . . .?" along with Constance Knapp, interim dean. The celebration, which took place in Portland, Oregon in early November, highlighted the accomplishments of women in technology.
Exceptional Student Receives Honorable Mention in CRA Competition
In addition to his many accomplishments recently featured in Seidenberg Refresh and The Journal News, John “Vinnie” Monaco received Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. The competition identifies undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding potential in an area of computing research.
DPS Student Recognized with Distinguished Technology Pioneer Award
John Calvert (DPS/Ed), a learning facilitator in the Clarkstown School District, received the Distinguished Technology Pioneer Award conferred annually by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LNRIC) in recognition of his innovative uses of technology to advance education in his district.