Computing and Information Science

VEMI Lab to host Halloween open house

Editor’s note: Due to the Oct. 31 power outage, this event has been rescheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7. The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory at the University of Maine will host a Halloween-themed open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The lab, located in Carnegie Hall, is part […]

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Software engineer Becky Plummer to speak Oct. 12

The University of Maine’s School of Computing and Information Science and student chapter of ACM-W (Association of Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing) will present a talk by software engineer Becky Plummer on Oct. 12. Plummer will present “How my love of computer science blossomed as a Maine-iac and took me to London” from […]

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Manzo, Ferguson earn Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

University of Maine undergraduate students Katie Manzo and Julianna Ferguson have been chosen to receive this year’s Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship. Each student will carry out a yearlong research project with relevance to public policy in Maine. The project will culminate in a presentation at the 2018 UMaine Student Symposium, ​where they will […]

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Emergency management and homeland security conference offering public presentations

The annual conference of the U.S. Chapter of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) will be held June 12–16 at the University of Maine. The theme of this year’s meeting is emergency management, homeland security and computing. Throughout the five-day event, sponsored by the UMaine Cybersecurity Lab and the University of Maine System, U.S. and […]

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UMaine to host emergency management, homeland security, computing conference

The University of Maine will host the third annual conference of the U.S. chapter of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) June 12–16. This year, presentations and interactive sessions offered by U.S. and international experts will focus on “Emergency Management, Homeland Security, and Computing.” The five-day event also will provide networking opportunities for attendees and […]

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UMaine students compete at America East Hackathon

Thirteen University of Maine computer science and engineering students traveled to Binghamton University last weekend to take part in the America East Hackathon. At the two-day competition, students from universities in the America East Academic Consortium used coding and other skills to address civic challenges by building hardware and desktop, web and mobile applications. UMaine […]

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UMaine awarded funds to support women in computing sciences

The National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) and Google.org have awarded the University of Maine $3,000 to establish a student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery-Women in Computing (ACM-W). UMaine is one of seven institutions to receive a 2016 NCWIT seed grant to develop a new a chapter of the ACM-W. The funding […]

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UMaine students to take part in ‘ethical hacking’ competition

Six University of Maine students will put their computer hacking skills to the test this weekend at the second Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition at Rochester Institute of Technology. The UMaine students, most of whom are computer science majors, will compete against students from nine other universities. By racing each other to hack into computer networks, […]

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