Funded Grant: NSF CREST Planning Grant

Dr. Kinnis Gosha and Dr. Brandies Marshall have been awarded a collaborative grant of $299,257 from the National Science Foundation (Award #1547793). The overall purpose of this grant is to plan and design a dual institution CREST research center in Socially Relevant Computing at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. The center will provide interdisciplinary education, undergraduate research, and workforce development for African American computer science students. In addition, the center will create an ecosystem of partners to conduct research that leads to technologies that help solve critical societal problems of national priority.

Donte Verrill Accepted into the University of Washingtion – Seattle CSNE Summer REU Program

We would like to congratulate junior Psychology major Donte Verrill on his acceptance into the University of Washingtion – Seattle CSNE Summer REU Program. The CSNE at the University of Washington sponsors a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates on the Seattle campus during the summer. Here he will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Andrea Stocco in the study of how humans utilize abstract mental representations (i.e. rules, instructions, and blueprints) to perform complex tasks. While there at the CSNE research lab Donte will be using mathematical models, neuroimaging techniques, and brain stimulation methods to determine and predict how mental representations are encoded into the brain. Additionally, to see how these representations are transformed into behavior, and how this information can be used to improve learning and skill acquisition.

Jovan Corbitt Accepted into the R.E.U. Interfaces and Surfaces at Clemson University

Congratulations to CRCL junior CS major Jovan Corbitt for his acceptance into the R.E.U. Interfaces and Surfaces at Clemson University. This program only accepts around 10 students each summer where the students engage in an intensive ten week research program. While at Clemson University, Jovan will be working with Dr. Kostya Kornev on the research of “Analyses of viscous properties of insect biofluids using optofluidics.”