Articles from April 2022

Lorch and Mohamed Receive Academic Excellence in the Masters Program Awards

Robert Lorch and Abdal Mohamed, both due to graduate this May 2022, was chosen to receive an award for “Academic Excellence in the Masters Program” for 2021-22. This honor recognizes academic prowess, the variety and difficulty of courses taken along the way, as well as instructor feedback.
Iowa Reading Research Center programmer Ben Stone is the 2022 Student Employee of the Year. Six other students and seven student employee supervisors were also recognized during National Student Employment Week (April 10-16). Submitted photo

IowaNow: UI student’s computer science skills aid Iowa literacy efforts

"As a University of Iowa computer science and percussion performance double major, Ben Stone finds joy in creating things—whether it’s a musical performance or a piece of software.
The fourth-year student and Des Moines, Iowa, native has put his programming and leadership skills to good use working at the Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC), which helps improve literacy skills for thousands of Iowa children each year. [...]
Stone’s success in the role led to him being named UI’s Student Employee of the Year for 2022."

'02 CS Alumnus Opinion Piece entitled "A life in computers"

"I didn’t think I wanted to write software. Well, one semester and one week into my freshman year, I walked out of a computer science lecture (required for actuaries) knowing in my soul that I was in the wrong major. I went to my advisor, changed to computer science and never looked back.
Twenty years later, I’m very lucky that I get to exercise my passion at my job with people who share the same love for computers and software that I do."

Tran Hung (PhD '12) feat. in "Overseas Vietnamese in US Strive for Success"

"Tran Viet Hung was a doctoral student at the Vietnam Education Fund (VEF) majoring in Computer Science, University of Iowa.[...] From the second year, he took extra lessons to start a business.Got It! is an educational application on the phone built by Hung since 2011 on a question-and-answer platform aimed at education, specifically high school students and university students."

Zeyuan Ru awarded Outstanding Student Presentation Award at AGU Fall meeting

Zeyuan Ru [Informatics MS | UI Technology Institute - Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab] was awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at its Fall 2021 meeting for "A smart-and-connected low-cost sensor system for measuring air and soil properties in the Central U.S.: first results."