On Oct. 31, 2015, more than 20 three-student teams from Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, Lake Superior State and Algoma College of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada will meet in Tech’s Rekhi Hall to compete in the 2015 North Central Regional Programming Contest for a spot in the world finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest. Teams . . .
HOUGHTON – Middle school girls from Houghton and Keweenaw counties learned some basics of computer programming and the places it might take them at Saturday’s Code Ninjas workshop at Michigan Technological University. Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Garrett Neese (subscription required).
Abhilash Kantamneni, a PhD student in computer science, has been named to Midwest Energy News’ honor roll of young achievers, called 40 Under 40. He is one of four on the list from Michigan. Kantamneni has led a community energy initiative that has tripled installed metered solar in Houghton County. Working with community partners, he . . .
2015 Heart & Hands of the Keweenaw Award HANCOCK—It’s fitting that a man with a passion for promoting alternative energy should be a powerhouse in his own right. Abhilash Kantamneni, or “Abhi” as he is known locally, is this year’s winner of the Heart & Hands of the Keweenaw Award, earned for his outstanding ability . . .
The Graduate School has announced that PhD Candidate in Computer Science Jun Tao has received a Doctoral Finishing Fellowship. Read more at Tech Today. It is satisfying when these works start getting recognized and we received collaboration request from other university and research labs.
Laura Brown (CS/AIM) is the principal investigator on the research and development project, “Collaborative Research: CRISP Type 2: Revolution through Evolution: A Controls Approach to Improve How Society Interacts with Electricity” that has received a $699,796 grant from the National Science Foundation. Also working on the project are co-pi’s Chee WooiTen (ECE) and Wayne Weaver . . .