Marquette University is the lead recipient of a $1 million, 3-year collaboration to head an ambitious roll out of a new 9th and 10th grade introductory computer science course in school districts across Wisconsin. Drs. Dennis Brylow and Marta Magiera, fellow grant collaborators, are partnering on the project with UW-La Crosse, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter of the Computer Science Teacher Association.
Adam Mallen, a Computational Sciences doctoral student, participated in the SIAM Uncertainty Quantification 2014 conference in Savannah, GA from March 31-April 3. Adam co-organized a mini-symposium session entitled Data Assimilation in Atmospheric and Oceanographic Processes with Laura Slivinski of Brown University. Adam also gave a research presentation entitled "Assimililation of Ocean Glider Data in a 3-D Flow Model" during the mini-symposium. Adam received complimentary registration and a SIAM conference student travel award to partially defray travel expenses.
Meryem Muge Karaman, a computational sciences doctoral student, received an International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for her abstract entitled, "Incorporation of Gray Matter T1 and T2* Improves Brain Activation Statistics in FMRI." A magna cum laude award is presented to ISMRM student members whose abstract score is in the top 15% of their category. The research was presented at the Society's 2013 annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
On Saturday, February 16, 2013, MSCS hosted the first meeting of the newly-formed Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Twenty certified teachers and administrators interested in K-12 computing education attended the one-day mini-workshop. Individuals from the Chicago CTSA chapter and University of Illinois-Chicago lead a professional development session for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum. The mini-workshop was supported in part by a gift from Google.
Daniel B. Rowe, Associate Professor, will co-chair the June 2013 Connectivity Analysis working group during the Neuroimage Data Analysis summer program at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park. The Connectivity Analysis working group will bring together researchers from the neuroimaging, mathematical, and statistical communities to examine neuroimaging data analysis approaches and their limitations. The working group will examine cutting-edge research questions as well as investigate new mathematical and statistical methods to answer those questions.