Friday, October 21, 2016

CS October Tea Time!

You're Invited to
October's CS Tea Time
Tuesday, 10/25
1:30 - 2:30 PM

* Chat with your friends
* Meet New People
* Dr. Peterson and Jon Beaulieu will announce
    a Game Programming Contest

Coffee & Cookies Near HH 338
Tech Talks in HH 314 @ 1:30, 1:45. 2:00, and 2:15!

Tea times are short, informal occasions for the whole department -- undergrads, graduates, faculty and staff -- where we can get together to chat, get to know each other, maybe talk about something technical, and importantly, have refreshments. Come for the treats, and stay for the fun. We'll have assorted cookies/bars along with coffee & tea. Come hungry, and bring your friends! Food will be outside HH 338.

Tea Time Program:
In HH 314, Dr. Peterson will give a short introduction to a game programming/design contest the LARS lab will be holding. Your assignment (should you choose to accept it): design and/or program a turn-based game for use in a high school programming contest. You'll design a playable game that high schoolers will try to play by writing AI solutions. Winners will have their games used in the UMDCYL this spring and will also recieve a gift. More details will be provided during the talk.

Dr. Peterson's intro talks will be in HH 314 at 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15. Jon Beaulieu will be in HH 338 after 1:45 to discuss the details with interested parties.

PS: Tea Times will be roughly monthly for the rest of the year. We're interested in starting a student committee to help organize them and find interesting programming for each event. If you'd like to help put on Tea Times, contact Dr. Peterson at

Monday, October 17, 2016

SMART Scholarships Open

SMART Scholarships
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation

Freshman through Ph.D.

* Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
* Full Tuition and related education expenses
* Health insurance allowance
* Book allowance
* Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
* Post-Graduation Career Opportunities

Apply At: