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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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The Villanova Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) was featured WHYY’s The Pulse. Professor Frank Klassner and Freshman Computer Science major Charles Walberg were both interviewed by WHYY's The Pulse to explore the CAVE's potential as a classroom facility. Villanova's CAVE comes courtesy of a $1.67 million National Science Foundation grant, which covers the cost of the unit, along with a $15,000 hi-resolution camera that can be used to create original content. During the interview Professor Klassner displayed a virtual model of a newly renovated lounge and study area on campus. Charles Walberg responded to his experience in the CAVE by stating, "I'm really blown away by a) how similar it looks to the room I've actually been in before, and then b) I guess, just how real it looks, how lifelike everything is." More...

Twenty-five Villanova women, which included eighteen Computer Science majors, two Computer Engineering majors, one Mathematics major and Computer Science minor, two Information Systems majors and two Management Information Systems majors, attended the 14th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 8-10, 2014. Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, designed to connect, inspire, and guide women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. More...

VWCS 2014-2015 First Meeting

Posted: 2014/10/26

On Monday, Sep. 22, the Villanova Women in Computer Science (VWCS) club organized the first meeting of the year to meet the new members, discuss activities and goals, provide some information about the Grace Hopper Celebration, and network with other women from Information Sciences and Computer Engineering. The club will be meeting informally throughout the year in Mendel 290 and 4:30 pm for social interactions and support for academic development. More...

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