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Artemis and Bootstrap Among Inaugural Google RISE Award Recipients

The Artemis Project, an outreach program designed to encourage your women from local public schools to pursue careers in computer science, received an award from the Google RISE Program. Artemis is a five-week summer program in which its participants - female rising ninth graders - are exposed to the breadth of applications of computer science and are introduced to a variety of the technologies underlying computing. The learning process includes a range of both educational and confidence-building activities. Participants attend lectures from women scientists and other potential role models from both academia and industry. Artemis is provided at no cost to the ...

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Ph.D. Students Andrew Bragdon, Jesse Butterfield and Trevor O'Brien Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships


Computer Science Ph.D. students Andrew Bragdon, Jesse Butterfield and Trevor O’Brien recently received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious and highly competitive program. Andrew is interested in human-computer interaction broadly, and in particular, developing methods of making computing tasks more fluid, natural and cognitively lightweight. His recent work improves the approachability of gesture-based interfaces. He recently presented “GestureBar: Improving the Approachability of Gesture-based Interfaces” at the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Jesse’s proposed plan of research is to design graphical models for coordinating teams of robots ...

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