CHARLOTTE, NC - October 31, 2013 – A College of Computing and Informatics’ Computer Science undergrad student, Carla Bendezu, has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to minority students in area schools. Awarded the Outstanding Corps Student of the Students in Technology, Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Computing Corps, Bendezu was championed for her efforts to introduce and motivate the students to consider careers in computing and informatics.
CHARLOTTE, NC – October 28, 2013- Scott Heggen, a Ph.D. student in the College of Computing and Informatics, received a National Presidential Service Award presented by Citizen Schools. Heggen is a Graduate Assistant in the Students in Technology, Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Computing Corps project and developed a 10-week apprenticeship on mobile app development (MAD Science), designed to engage middle school students with science and technology through the sensors in mobile phones.
UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics’ Ph.D. student, Emmanuel Bello-Ogunu, has been chosen to receive the Google United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. The $10,000 scholarship, funded in part by the UNCF, is awarded annually to a select group of African American students pursuing a computer science/engineering (or closely related) degree.