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Watching smartwatches

Smartwatches provide easy access to personal data in a wearable device. Modern devices sparking the latest wave of use include Pebble, Android Wear, Apple Watch. An important aspect of the popularity of these platforms is their open programming and app distribution platforms. 855 more words

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SIGCSE 2016, the flagship conference on computer science education, took place in Memphis TN in March, with a big collection of Virginia Tech students, faculty, and alumni taking on a variety of important roles. 765 more words

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Unforgettable trip to Israel

Long gone are those good old days when I and a bunch of young reporters from all over the world had our greatest adventures in one of the most dangerous places of the world-Israel. 478 more words

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: Maximizing Chances for Success

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) offers Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) to applicants who are beginning or about to begin a Ph.D. I’ve advised a student who has written a successful one, I’ve reviewed applications internally for people in my department, and I’ve become intimately familiar with the current review process for the NSF. 1,019 more words

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Reading a Professional Paper in Seven* Minutes

Reading professional papers is an important part of a researcher’s life, and it’s an important part of every grad class that I teach. I’ve endeavored to identify an approach that works for my students that I present at the start of each semester…someone labeled it the “7-Minute McCrickard Method” (and yes, I embraced the label). 597 more words

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Prizewinning Poems

Donna Pucciani has won two First Place awards in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies 2015 contest: The New York Poetry Forum Award and The Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Award.


NCA&T Mobile Computing Faculty Development Workshop 2015

Last week I attended a faculty development workshop on mobile computing at North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T). The workshop was funded by the NSF HBCU-UP program as part of a 3-year grant (with one year remaining).   400 more words

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