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CREU Research Award and 2017 CRA-W GHC Research Scholars

L-R: Carrido, Goldberg, Swartz

Three Computer Science majors, Randell Carrido [Class of 2018], Victoria (Tori) Swartz [Class of 2019] and Sophia (Sophie) Goldberg [Class of 2020] are members of a research team mentored by Dr. Deborah Knox.  Their project, “PIR Room Occupancy Detection and Client/Server Support for a Cross-platform Real-time Mobile Application”, was selected for the Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CREU) program sponsored by the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women (CRA-W).  The objective of the CREU program is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups enrolled in undergraduate studies in the field of computer science by exposing them to the joy and potential of research.

In addition to the CREU award, Tori and Sophie have been selected as CRA-W Grace Hopper Celebration Research Scholars.  They will be attending the three day Grace Hopper Celebration of Women Annual Congress in October 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  The CRA-W GHC Research Scholars program supports  undergraduate women with interest in computing research to attend the annual GHC.  The Research Scholars meet with mentors, participate in networking opportunities, and receive advising toward graduate school and research careers in computing.  Congratulations to our newest Research Scholars.

Best wishes for success to Randell, Tori, and Sophie during their CREU project.  We look forward to hearing about the team’s achievements.

Article written by Dr. Deborah Knox

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