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Plymouth State Represented at Second Annual Dyn Hackademy

May 22nd, 2014 by Christian

Last week sophomore Computer Science major Kelsey Neil represented Plymouth State University at Dyn‘s second annual Hackademy. The four day event, held at Dyn’s Manchester headquarters, tasked groups of students with working on developing mobile applications for iOS devices for local non-profit groups in New Hampshire. Kelsey’s team was partnered with the Moore Center.

Kelsey Neil Dyn Hackademy

Photo Credit Katlyn O’Hara

By the end of the Hackademy Kelsey’s team had created a fully functional iPhone app prototype that included a database support and push notifications. Her team received the Most Technical Application award. For more information on Kelsey check out the Manchester Union Leader article on the Dyn Hackademy.

Spring 2014 Award Recipients

May 15th, 2014 by Linda

Vaughn W. Coder, Charles E. Brown Computer Science Scholarship; Russell J. Mancini, Elaine Gail Vaillant Brown ’68 Scholarship; Matthew Howe, Gary David Johnson Scholarship; David M. Zaharee, Outstanding Senior in Computer Science; Lorena Krenitsky, Outstanding Senior in Information Technology.  Congratulations to all of you for your academic achievements!

Professor Charles Brown Retires From Plymouth State

August 29th, 2013 by Christian

After 43.5 years of service to Plymouth State University, Dr. Charles “Charlie” Brown announced his retirement this past summer.

Dr. Charlie Brown

Dr. Charles Brown

Dr. Brown arrived on campus in 1970 and was heavily involved in the growth and development of computing technology on the Plymouth State campus. He was the founding director of both the PSC Computation Center and Academic Computing department. Academic Computing is the department from which our current Information Technology Services department originated. In 1981 Dr. Brown became one of the founding members of the Computer Science department and was an early-adopter of robotics for education. He has developed a wide variety of education materials for computer science ranging from texts on Visual Basic to an in-depth guide to Applescript. His most recent accolade was his appointment to the Faculty Technology Fellow in the Lamson Learning Commons.

Dr. Brown has always had the respect and admiration of many students in the department. There countless stories of the selfless effort he put in when working with students on projects, coursework, or advising from department alumni. Whether it was his sense of “curious discovery” or desire to breathe new life into old gadgets students would always look forward to class and whatever adventure Charlie had planned for them. Dr. Brown continues give back to PSU by generously sponsoring two student academic scholarships for students in the department.

In honor of his lifelong service to Plymouth State, Dr. Brown has been awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus by the university.

Programming team finishes 12th defeating Stonehill and Middlebury Colleges

June 10th, 2013 by Eric

Christian Roberson coached the PSU programming team consisting of Kristopher Reynolds, Tim Madan, and Nick Ortakales at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Northeastern Region’s 2010 Programming Contest, held at the University of Hartford on April 16th. This year the team came in 12th place overall in a field of 29 teams defeating teams from a variety of schools including: Providence, Hamilton, Stonehill and Middlebury College.

Roger Marshall presents papers on his bioinformatics research

June 10th, 2013 by Eric

Roger Marshall presented three papers on his bioinformatics research in December 2009 at the following conferences: World Congress on Nature and Biology Inspired Computing (NABIC 09), Innovations in Computing (INC09) and Recent Advances in Mathematical Sciences Applications (RAMSA 09). He also served as the foreign dissertation evaluator for the PhD thesis of Mr. K.A. Mohamed of Alexandria University, Egypt

Using MBTI in a Project-Based Systems Analysis and Design Course

June 10th, 2013 by Eric

Peter Drexel and Christian Roberson presented their paper ”Using MBTI in a Project-Based Systems Analysis and Design Course” on April 7th at the International Conference on Engineering and Meta-Engineering: ICEME 2010, in Orlando Florida.

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Plymouth State Represented at Second Annual Dyn Hackademy

Spring 2014 Award Recipients

Professor Charles Brown Retires From Plymouth State