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UMSI researchers to present at SIGCSE 2024


UMSI researchers will be presenting on a wide range of topics related to computer science education. 

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First Paper Friday. Aadarsh Padiyath. PhD student. “A Realist Review of Undergraduate Student Attitudes towards Ethical Interventions in Technical Computing Courses. ACM Transcations on Computing Education.

First-Paper Friday: Aadarsh Padiyath


UMSI PhD student Aadarsh Padiyath’s first paper explores the need for integrating ethics education into undergraduate computing curricula.

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Quoted by WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. Assistant professor Barbara Ericson. NC students must study computer science to graduate under new law.

Ericson: A new law in North Carolina is going to be difficult to implement for educators


School systems in North Carolina are rushing to get teachers trained and ready to teach computer science courses before a new law goes into effect. 

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UMSI research roundup. 2023 conference on human factors in computing services (CHI). Check out faculty and PhD student publications.

UMSI at CHI 2023: Research, workshops, courses


Recent UMSI researchers and PhD student publications and workshops for the 2023 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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UMSI Research Roundup. Robots, salad and anthropomorphism. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

Robots, salad and anthropomorphism: UMSI research roundup


Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 


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"Eight UMSI faculty earn NSF CAREER and DARPA awards" inside a laurel leaf half circle. Words that describe their research float on the opposite side, including human-centered, voice technology, privacy, justice, Parsons problems, marginalized communities, disinformation, and social media.

Eight UMSI Faculty Celebrate Distinguished Early Career Awards


Since 2020, eight UMSI faculty members have earned some of the field’s most significant awards for their research endeavors. UMSI recently celebrated their achievements and heard research updates from the awardees.

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"National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Barbara Ericson, Assistant professor." Headshot of Barbara Ericson.

Barbara Ericson receives prestigious NSF CAREER award


Assistant professor Barb Ericson continues her cutting edge research into making computer science education accessible for all students. She was awarded a prestigious CAREER award from NSF to further her research.

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Photo of Barbara Ericson pausing for a moment to smile at the camera while hiking at Presque Isle River waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She wears a backpack and a UMSI baseball cap. Waterfalls are visible in the background. “2022 SIGCSE Award. Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science. Barbara Ericson. Assistant Professor.” UMSI logo.

Barbara Ericson receives SIGCSE award for outstanding contribution to computer science education


Assistant professor Barbara Ericson was honored with the 2022 Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education from SIGCSE for her work in improving computer science education and bolstering diversity in the field. 


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Two UMSI faculty honored as Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized two members of the UMSI faculty as Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field.

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Ericson talks women in computer science with BBC World Service


Ericson chats about her observations in academia and how schools can do a better job at including women in computer science.

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