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Math major Jason Feldman of Davidson College wins the largest hackathon in the nation

Jason Feldman ’18 won top honors this past week at the nation’s largest annual event in the burgeoning field of sports analytics by creating a new weapon for pro basketball teams, including those whose owners and general managers were at the conference. Feldman topped Ivy League students to win the hackathon at the 12th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference ...

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Dillard’s Deven Berry ‘19, three other Computer Science majors travel to San Francisco for Black Enterprise Hackathon

Four Dillard University students departed The Oaks for a week in the postcard worthy views of the San Francisco Bay area. But, for at least a day, they’ll only see the walls of a hotel room and the glare from their laptops, as they compete in the BE Smart Hackathon 3.0. Dillard University’s “Four Loop” team of programmers, Deven Berry, ...

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Zipeng Li of Duke University wins the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Zipeng Li, a recent doctoral graduate from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Li’s research in the laboratory of Krishnendu Chakrabarty, chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, has focused on microfluidic biochips. His work has helped advance the technology through breakthroughs in design automation, optimization and ...

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Wake Forest’s recent graduate Angela Harper receives the 2017 LeRoy Apker Award for physics

The American Physical Society awarded Angela Harper the 2017 LeRoy Apker Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Two awards are presented each year, one to a student from a Ph.D. granting institution, and one to a student from a non-Ph.D. granting ...

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Paige Stanley gets a thrill using algorithm to schedule Johns Hopkins’ student exams

Coordinating a small group of friends for dinner can be challenging enough. Imagine building a schedule for thousands of students. For Paige Stanley, a Johns Hopkins University senior, the difficulty of the undertaking is precisely what makes the final exams scheduling process so intriguing. Stanley is part of a small team of students who help to develop the exam schedule ...

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Biology student Victoria Luizzi of Amherst College uses plants to research disease

When it comes to disease, plants are the perfect research subjects. They can be crowded into close quarters. They can be grown quickly and in large numbers. Associate Professor of Biology Michael E. Hood admires them, but he doesn’t feel badly when he destroys a diseased specimen. All in all, plants are perfect if, like Hood and his students, you ...

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