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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: L3Harris , article

    What distinguishes Virginia Tech students as potential employees? L3Harris says attitude is everything! "We are a growing and innovative company that is looking for students with similar attitude! Interests in learning and trying new things really stands out and advances both your skillset and our business opportunities."

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    Josh Cole strikes a perfect chord with the Virginia National Guard , article

    "I want to thank Virginia Tech for being flexible and patient with their veteran students," says Josh Cole, a computer science student veteran. "It is gratifying to know that Virginia Tech is providing resources for their veteran students where they can feel nice and comfortable.”

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    Virginia Tech designated as a mission-critical computing research site , article

    Virginia Tech serves as one of four universities designated as a research site for NSF's Center for Space, High-Performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC), a distinction it shares with the University of Pittsburgh, Brigham Young University, and the University of Florida.

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    Meet Lalitha Kuppa: A Luminary in STEM , article

    As a third-year computer science major, Kuppa's achievements in the field and extensive involvement within Virginia Tech’s engineering community have earned her an Association for Computing Machinery Women (ACM-W) scholarship to attend the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, also known as SC Conference.

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    Steven Roberts’ Awarded 2021 Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellowship , article

    Steven Roberts, a recent Virginia Tech alumni, has been appointed the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computing’s fifth Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computing Sciences. "I am excited to pursue my research interests and work with golden class researchers and supercomputers, as well as and finally make the transition from a Ph.D. to a job at a national lab," said Roberts.

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    Doug Bowman Receives ISMAR Career Impact Award , article

    Doug Bowman, the Frank J. Maher Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, has received the Career Impact Award from the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR). It is considered the premier international conference for research in mixed and augmented reality.

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    Join Us for Homecoming Weekend! , article

    We invite you to come on Friday, October 15 to see our new dedicated tutoring and teaching assistant spaces, lab spaces, and collaborative learning center. Tours will be led by our computer science student ambassadors. Stick around after your tour for food, swag, and photos!

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    Stephen Edwards Receives Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award , article

    The Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) of the Association for Computing Machinery has named Stephen Edwards, professor and the associate department head for undergraduate studies in the Department of Computer Science, as the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award.

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    Celebrating the Extraordinary Careers of Steve Harrison and Deborah Tatar , article

    In their 18 years at Virginia Tech and the Department of Computer Science, Deborah Tatar and Steve Harrison have performed outstanding research that has inspired and shaped the human-computer interaction field, provided leadership at many levels; and have served the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and Virginia Tech, and the profession admirably.

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    Students and companies welcome in-person touchpoints at fall career fair , article

    The Department of Computer Science held its first in-person CS|Source fall career fair since 2019 on September 13, where hundreds of students gathered to speak with the representatives of various tech companies, with hopes to connect with potential employers.

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    On their final home stretch, graduate students said their fellowships made all the difference , article

    Alumnus and philanthropist Greg Lavender (master's '88, doctorate '93) endowed the first two Ph.D. fellowships in the Department of Computer Science earlier this year to honor his academic mentors, former department heads Richard Nance and Dennis Kafura.

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    CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: CoStar Group , article

    CoStar Group is passionate about connecting with the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. It strives to build partnerships with a variety of student groups, including Association for Women in Computing, Cyber Club, and VT Hacks. They also partner with professors and advisors to ensure they are being a strong partner to the Virginia Tech computer science students.

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    Department welcomes 11 new faculty members for academic year , article

    The Department of Computer Science extends a warm welcome to its new 2021-22 colleagues! With the addition of the 11 new faculty members for the 2021-22 academic year, the department now sits at 70 faculty members at campuses in Blacksburg and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

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    A summer internship to remember

    Computer science students--both undergraduate and graduates from the Department of Computer Science and the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics --landed some premiere internships with companies across the globe. While some interned in a physical office setting, others worked remotely for companies, labs, and programs,

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    Taking the lead on the technology trail , article

    The outdoors, once seen as a place to escape from the digital world has, for some, become an important part of life on the trail, said Scott McCrickard, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science.

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    Student apps that make the grade

    What do a tennis professional, The Marching Virginians, and the College of Engineering have in common? Well for starters, each had a desire to work with Virginia Tech students on the development of an app or website to help resolve a challenge or to enhance the services they provide to their own clients.

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    Alumna Jamika Burge Receives Richard A. Tapia Award , article

    The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT) has honored Virginia Tech computer science alumna Jamika Burge ('07, doctorate) with the 2021 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing.

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    Roxanne Paul Honored with Virginia Louise "Jenny" Frank Award for Outstanding Contributions , article

    Roxanne Paul, administrative and program specialist in the Department of Computer Science, and who plays an integral part of the operations of the College of Engineering in the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area, is the recipient of the Virginia Louise “Jenny” Frank Award.

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    Sai Gurrapu's curiosity continues to fuel his entrepreneurial drive

    Senior Sai Gurrapu has built many sophisticated projects and applications as computer science student at Virginia Tech. He looks back to the gaming website he built in the 6th grade as one where he realized that his work could positively impact those around him.

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