BDN features Rheingans program, NSF award

The Bangor Daily News reported that Penny Rheingans, professor and director of the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine, leads a team of UMaine faculty and staff committed to finding the barriers to computing students’ success and tackling them head-on. This team was recently awarded nearly $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation for a six-year project that will fund scholarships and support programming for 30 full-time UMaine high-achieving, low-income students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in computer science. The resulting program will be named the Computing Community for Good.