The MSCS Department was well represented by 11 posters and 1 colloquy presentation at the November 28, 2012, Marquette University Graduate School’s Forward Looking Poster Session and Colloquy.
One of the three winning posters was the entry by Dennis Brylow, Matthew Bajzek, Farzeen Harunani and Tyler Much entitled Porting XINU to Raspberry Pi. Each winning poster receives a grant of up to $1,000 to facilitate the proposed research.
In conjunction with Forward Looking Poster Session and Colloquy, the Office of International Education held its 2012 International Research Poster Session. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, with students Syam Ahmed, A.K.M. Jahangir Majumder, Kristina Mensch, Colin Ostberg and Farzana Rahman, were awarded one of the two $1,500 international research grants from the Marquette University Office of International Education. Their winning poster was entitled mHealthMTT: Bridging the Gap in Communication Using a Mobile Based Intervention for Maternal and Child Healthcare in Rural Bangladesh.
On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Marquette sent teams to the 2012 Mid-Central USA Regional Programming Contest sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IBM. The contest consists of writing computer programs within a limited time frame to solve various puzzle-like problems. The programs are written in Java (or C/C++). Michael Slattery served as the team advisor. For examples of the training sessions, please see http://www.mscs.mu.edu/~mikes/icpc/
On Saturday, December 1, 2012, four students participated in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition administered by the Mathematical Association of America. The Putnam Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. The examination consists of two three-hour sittings separated by a lunch break. The examination is constructed to test student originality as well as their technical competence in mathematics. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is a challenging examination, where the median score is typically one or two points out of the 120 possible. Wim Ruitenburg served as the faculty mentor for the Marquette Putnam team.