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First Computer Science Research Day at UTPA highlights student efforts
By Gail Fagan, Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 05/09/2006
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Almost 250 people attended the first Computer Science Research Day April 24 organized by the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) at The University of Texas-Pan American. Sponsors included IBM, Xerox and CITeC (Computing and Information Technology Center) at UTPA. Twenty-one students presented their computer science-focused research with posters and oral presentations. Best oral presentation awards went to Omar Jasso, first; Eric Janik, second; and Juan Casas, third. Best poster awards were won by May Tenoria, first; David Mohr, second; and Kyle Picou, third. Pictured at the conference, which will be organized again next year by the Department of Computer Science (CS) and ACM, were left to right David Mohr, CS graduate student; Dr. Zhixiang Chen, CS department chair; Dr. Gary Wiggins, UTPA vice president for Information Technology, who spoke at the event; Dr. Edward Le Master, dean, College of Science and Engineering; Guillermo Cabrera, ACM student chapter president and Research Day chair; and Brandon Mesquita, CS student presenter. For more information on the event, log on to http://csrd.cs.pnam.edu.