CSIS
 
CSIS Fundraiser Sets Records
 
Sloan Foundation and NSF Grants Renewed
 
CSIS Hosts First Annual Research Day
 
Marilyn Mead Scholarship Fund Established
 
CSIS Moves to New Quarters
 
Club Takes First S.T.E.P.S.
 
CSIS Graduates Include Online Degree Recipients and Doctoral Degree Awardees

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Communique No. 16
Spring 2003, Number 16




























































Pace University
eCommunique
 
 
 

Dean Susan M. Merritt
 
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Pace University's School of Computer Science and Information Systems we are proud to launch the CSIS e-Communique. Those years - from mainframes to PCs to the Internet - bring us to a time when our media carries our message. And it is just the beginning!
 
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Daniel Cavanagh and Dean Kamen
Honoree Daniel J. Cavanagh (l) and
guest speaker Dean Kamen (r).
This year's Leadership and Service in Technology event, the School's annual fundraiser, set records in terms of attendance and dollars raised. Over 350 people from Pace and the IT community attended the event honoring Daniel J. Cavanagh, executive vice president of operations and IT at MetLife, held atop the Reuters Building in Times Square. The event generated $163,000 exceeding the goal of $150,000.
 
 
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Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Anderson with NSF summer
interns at Argonne National Lab.
 
CSIS is pleased to announce that three significant grants obtained last year have been renewed. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has provided an additional $350,000 to extend the Sloan Scholar program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is once again providing highly qualified undergraduates with the opportunity to do cutting edge research over the summer.
 
 
 
 
Interactive Visual System
Interactive Visual System identifies
flower species with 90% accuracy.
 
With the recent marked increase in student research activity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York City and in Westchester, CSIS decided to host Student Research Day 2003 in order to provide a forum for students to share their findings. The presentations were quite impressive, including the Interactive Visual System (left), which recognizes wild flowers using a handheld Sharp Zaurus with mounted camera.
 
 
 
 
Marilyn Mead, a lifelong IT professional, passed away after a long illness shortly after receiving a Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.) in Computing as a member of CSIS' first D.P.S. graduating class. Earning a doctoral degree was a dream she held throughout her adult life. An endowed scholarship fund has been established in her memory. To make a contribution, click here.
 
 
163 William Street also Houses New Digital Art Gallery
 

"Microbes" by Alexander Heilner
featured at Digital Art Gallery
In fall 2002, CSIS moved into new, "high-tech" functional quarters at 163 William Street several blocks from its old home on the 17th floor of 1 Pace Plaza. This new space, which is located on the 2nd floor, features an open floor plan, is completely wireless, and has multiple teaming and conference rooms. In addition, it houses research facilities for the Center for Applied Research (CAM), the Robotics Lab and a Demonstration Lab.
 
On April 25, the Pace Digital Gallery which occupies the first floor of the building, opened with its inaugural exhibit "Digital Downtown." The gallery is a collaborative project between CSIS and the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Exposing students and the community to digital art and contributing to the revitalization of lower Manhattan are among its primary goals.
 
 
 
 
Eric Heinen (MS/ITE '03) and John Robinson, a CSIS graduate student, established a new and innovative student organization that is open to any interested graduate student regardless of major. The organization, called Students for Technology and Entrepreneurial Pursuits or S.T.E.P. for short, is for those interested in developing real-world skills and gaining knowledge in the area of business start-ups.
 
 
 
 
Interactive Visual System
Profs. Bergen (l) & Grossman (r) with
DPS conferee Claudette Morris (c)
In addition to the several hundred CSIS graduates who received baccalaureate and master's degrees this spring, the University conferred degrees on two special groups of students. Forty-seven students, many of whom never set foot in a Pace classroom, earned an associate's degree in telecommunications through a fully online program sponsored by the National Coalition for Telecommunications and Learning (NACTEL). Another 11 were awarded the Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.) in Computing, upon completion of CSIS' innovative, part-time doctoral program that enables experienced IT professionals to earn a D.P.S. in three years through weekend study supported by active discussion and research on the Internet.
 
 
 
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