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Bootstrap Builds Capacity With A Siegel Family Endowment Gift

Click the links that follow for more news about BootstrapKathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer

"The Bootstrap curriculum stands out from the numerous computer science and computational thinking curricula that have cropped up in recent years," says Thea Charles, Head of Knowledge and Impact at Siegel Family Endowment (SFE), which is making a ...

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Rhode Island Robot Block Party Returns On April 13

The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 12-4 PM at the WaterFire Arts Center (475 Valley Street).

The event, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with Brown University's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and Brown CS, highlights the ...

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Evan Cater Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

Click the links that follow for more news items about Michael LittmanPeter Norvig, and the Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award.

The Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, given this year to Evan Cater to support his work with Brown CS Professor Michael Littman, recognizes strong ...

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Computer Science For Societal Good

Since the earliest days of Brown, our students have been eager to combine the pursuit of societal change with rigorous academic study, then use what they’ve learned to benefit humankind at large. In today’s world, where computation has become ubiquitous, this obligation takes on new importance. Users of social media, owners of Internet-enabled ...

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CNN Names Providence

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"Brilliant professors" is at the top of CNN's new rave review of Providence that calls it America's "most arty" city. And if that's not enough? Following shortly after in the list of favorites are freshly-made baklava ...

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A Gift That Honors A Giver: The UTAship For Underrepresented Minority Women In Memory Of Marie Moses ‘82

As we look back on 40 years of Brown CS, successfully funding our UTA Endowment has been one of our most important but also our most gratifying recent milestones. UTAships are tremendous gifts, but in many cases, they’re also historical documents. Each of them tells a story, and some are funny (“Hotel CIT UTAship ...

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Announcing The Brown CS Digital Archive

Do you remember when Donald Knuth gave the keynote at our inaugural symposium? Or when the CIT was built? What about when Tom smashed a laptop with a samurai sword or Andy walked into the Sunlab in a Darth Vader costume?

Faster than a rubber chicken flies, our fortieth anniversary has come upon us, and ...

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Brown CS Staff Continue To Innovate And Excel

Much like their colleagues on the Brown CS faculty and our pioneering students, Brown CS staff have been repeatedly honored for their dedication and the quality of their work. Click any of these links to learn more:

Jesse Polhemus Wins A Brown University Excellence Award

Lauren Clarke Wins A Brown University Excellence Award

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Fong, Ren, And Weir Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions

Click the links that follow for more news about Grant Fong, Nathaniel Weir, last year's recipients of honorable mentions for this award, and recent awards and fellowships that Brown CS students have won.

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is a coalition of more than 200 organizations with the mission of enhancing innovation by joining with ...

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Blockchains And The Future: Our Q+A With Maurice Herlihy

Looking back on 2018, it's difficult to remember a month or even a week in which blockchains weren't making news, making it difficult to separate the legitimate scientific breakthroughs from the hype of cryptocurrency speculation. To help us distinguish fact from fiction and start to form a picture of where the future of ...