Wednesday, November 22, 2017

College noted for innovative CS education outreach

At the national CSforAll summit at Washington University in St. Louis in October, St. Scholastica was noted for its innovative outreach programs in computer science education. The College is incorporating computational thinking into all teacher preparation programs, and will be offering a new minor in computer science education. Congratulations to Chery Lucarelli , professor of Education, Jen Rosato, assistant professor of Computer Information Systems, and Jill Long, assistant professor of Education, for leading these efforts. More information is available at the College’s TeachCS@CSS.EDU page.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lucarelli presents at international conference in Italy

Dr. Chery Lucarelli, Professor and Chair of Graduate Education Programs, was accepted as a presenter at the 22nd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education in Bologna, Italy, in July. Dr. Lucarelli served on an international panel to provide the United States perspective on computer science education. The title of the panel presentation was: "International Perspectives on CS Teacher Formation and Professional Development”. Other members of the panel included faculty and education leaders from India, New Zealand, Italy and the United Kingdom. 
Dr. Lucarelli also presented findings from their team's National Science Foundation Grant, "CS10K: TeachIT - Scaling Mobile CSP Professional Development Online".  The paper, written by Jen Rosato, CIS assistant professor, Chery Lucarelli, professor of education, and Cassie Beckworth, data support specialist, is titled, "A Comparison of Online and Hybrid Professional Development for CS Principles Teachers." 

PM faculty member honored for innovation

Michael O’Connor, adjunct instructor in the Master of Science in Project Management and Director of Strategy and Project Management at Medtronic, was awarded the Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management at the PMI Professional Awards Gala in Chicago.  The Kerzner Award recognizes a project manager who exemplifies professional dedication and excellence.  Dr. O'Connor, ​who is shown with Mohamed Diab (PMI Minnesota Chapter President) at the award ceremony in Chicago, received the award for his work in enhancing project management rigor for innovation.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Arts fellowship for Brokke Erickson

Assistant Professor and Director of the Art Program Sarah Brokke Erickson was awarded a 2017 Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Artist Fellowship for her exhibition 'Reliquaries of the Sacred Feminine' which is on view through the beginning of October at Gallery 315 in Duluth. 
The Tweed Museum of Art acquired one of her works of art for their permanent collection.

Miller publishes and presents

Brendan Miller, Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, was a co-author on the paper "AGN Activity in Nucleated Galaxies as Measured by Chandra" by Adi Foord et al., published in the Astrophysical Journal in May; assisted with the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team astronomy workshop held at Green Bank Observatory, WV in June, with his NSF-funded CSS summer research student Mariah Ricci also participating; served as a panelist for the NASA Astrophysical Data Analysis Program review in Baltimore, MD in August; presented a talk on "X-ray constraints on the local supermassive black hole occupation fraction" and a poster on "Swift X-ray monitoring of stellar coronal variability" at the High Energy Astrophysics Division conference in Sun Valley, ID in August; enjoyed seeing the total solar eclipse on August 21; and ran an outreach star-gazing event using department telescopes at the wilderness culinary retreat Chef Camp by Sturgeon Lake on Sept. 2.