Next week, Dec. 5 - 11, is the second annual National Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). CSEdWeek is a call to action to raise awareness of computer science education and computing careers among students, educators, and the public. The US Congress chose this particular week for CSEdWeek in recognition of Grace Murray Hopper's birthday, December 9, 1906, and her extraordinary contributions to the field of computer science.

You're invited to participate in the following CSEdWeek activities scheduled at the Computer Science and Engineering Building:

Monday, December 6 @ 4:00pm


Winning the MAGIC 2010 Robotics Competition
Asst. Prof. Edwin Olson and his students have just returned from Australia, having won the MAGIC 2010 International Robotics Challenge and $750,000! The contest has ignited interest in autonomous robots by demonstrating that robots can perform useful and complex tasks outside of the laboratory. Illustrated with videos, photos, and anecdotes, this lecture will describe the contest and their robot system. The lecture is open to all.

Presentation:
4:00-5:00pm, lecture hall 1670, CSE Building

Reception and Robot Petting Zoo:
5:00 - 5:45pm, Tishman Hall, CSE Building

Wednesday, December 8 @ 3:30pm


7th Annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition
At this event, you'll get a glimpse into the work of four graduate students as they present overviews of their research. A faculty judging panel and event sponsor Harris RF Communications will choose the best presentation. See what you think! Undergrads, graduate students, and faculty are invited to attend.

Presentations:
3:30 - 4:30pm, lecture hall 1010, Dow Building

Note: Harris RF Communications, the competition sponsor, will be interviewing candidates for Software Engineer on the 8th from Noon - 3:00pm. Bring your resume and look for the table in Tishman Hall.

Friday, December 10 @ 8:00pm


Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble Performance
The Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble will present its second public concert featuring all new works by students in Performing Arts Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Information at the University of Michigan.

The concert is the outcome of a multi-disciplinary course taught during the Fall 2010 semester by Professor Georg Essl. It merges engineering practices, mobile phone programming, and sound synthesis with new music performance, composition and interactive media arts. Students designed and developed their own new mobile phone instruments and composed new electronic music works exploring the creative potential of their own technical creations.

Performance:
8:00pm, McIntosh Hall, E.V. Moore Building

Learn More About Programs in CS: Mon - Weds @ 1:30pm


Peer Advising in Tishman Hall, CSE Building
Want to learn more about programs of study in computer science that are available to LSA and CoE students? Peer advisors will be available in Tishman Hall from Monday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 - 3:00pm.

Stop by to learn more, and enjoy donuts and cider!

All Activities Sponsored by
Computer Science and Engineering @ Michigan