Five participate in 2012 New England Undergraduate Computing Symposium
NEUCS is supported by the Empowering Leadership Alliance to celebrate outstanding undergraduate accomplishments in computer science.
Five members of the Engaging Computing Group at UMass Lowell attended the conference. There were more than 140 participants from regional universities, including Brandeis, WPI, Wellesley, Tufts, and others.
Events included a career panel, a keynote presentation from MIT faculty member Fox Harrell, and student poster sessions. Students learned the market for software engineering is currently thriving—a panelist noted, “Cambridge is like a mini Silicon Valley due to the abundance of established and emerging industry.”
Three UMass Lowell undergraduates presented projects during the poster sessions. These students talked about Android applications they have developed to send data to iSENSE (Internet System for Network Sensor Experimentation)—an online system that promotes collaborative scientific analysis by providing accessible ways to upload, share, and visualize data.
The projects were:
- Jeremy Poulin’s Data Walk App, which “records GPS coordinates once every ten seconds and pushes it to iSENSE.”
- Evana Gizzi’s Toxic Tour App, which “facilitates data collection regarding environmental conditioning and uploads this information to the iSENSE website.”
- Michael Stowell’s Car Ramp Physics App, which “records y-accelerometer data at a rate of 20 Hz and upload it to iSENSE” for classroom physics experiments.
Full abstracts for the students’ posters are on the NEUCS site.
NEUCS provides students with the opportunity to explore diverse areas in computer science, network, and embrace a creative environment of math and science. UMass Lowell plans to continue its participation in the years to come.
Thanks to Kaitlyn Carcia for authoring this article.