Category: Announcements

“Hour of Code” Brings Computer Programming to Houghton High School

This is Computer Science Education Week, and computer science students and faculty from Michigan Tech are bringing the thrill of computer coding to Houghton High School every day. It’s part of a worldwide initiative called Hour of Code, designed to interest young people in computer coding.   Associate Professor Charles Wallace and Lecturer Leo Ureel, along with three . . .

Copper Country Middle & High School Students: Sign Up for Free Computer Programming Lessons

The Department of Computer Science is offering local students free, hands-on instruction in the basics of computer programming and computer science. Starting Sept. 13, Copper Country Programmers meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays during the academic year at the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Computer Science faculty and students will teach the . . .

NSF award for Drs. Mayo, Shene, Wang of MTU and Dr. Carr of WMU

Drs. Jean Mayo, Ching-Kuang Shene and Chaoli Wang of MTU and Dr. Steven Carr of Western Michigan University, have been awarded $199,164 from the National Science Foundation to develop materials to educate students on modern access control models and systems. Educating students in this area is important for keeping the nation’s computer resources secure.  Access . . .

CS and SE Students – Leo Ureel II, Michael Tuer and Raven Rebb – receive Leadership, Scholar and Service Awards

Computer Science Ph.D. student Leo C. Ureel II is the recipient of the 2013 Michigan Tech Student Leadership Award, in the “Exceptional Community Service Project” category, for his work with the Breaking Digital Barriers project.  Leo has been a key figure in organizing and fundraising for this effort, which brings Michigan Tech students together with . . .