Alex Doccolo (Computer Science ’17), Sam Levin (Computer Science, ’17), and Michael Senerchia (Computer Science and Mathematics, ’17) competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Mid-Atlantic Region at the Johns Hopkins University site. Our team correctly solved two of the eight problems posed, placing 68th of the 118 teams that participated in the region. The team is already eager to compete in next year’s contest.
Congratulations to Alex, Sam, and Michael!
The inaugural vend of the soda machine project. Many CS students’ labor at work…
Students Phil Seidel, Alex Doccolo, and Sam Levin have our new robot, Pip, with its laser rangefinder, wandering around the robotics lab now.
Over the weekend of September 5-7 a three member team including Goucher Student Philip Seidel tied for third place among twenty seven teams at HopHacks. HopHacks is a student run 36-hour Hackathon at the Johns Hopkins University that occurs once every semester. Philip met his teammates Elizabeth Starkey (Penn State), and Katherine Young (Towson) during his 2013 and 2014 Summer Internships at Textron Systems Unmanned Systems. Although they were friends before the event, this was their first time working on a project together.
Their project, called Smooosh, is a Chrome Extension which makes reading scholarly articles easier. Smooosh replaces long citations like ‘(2008; see also Rayner, White, Johnson, & Liversedge, 2006)’ with ‘(…)’ and displays the original citation on mouse over. Smooosh increases comprehension by extracting and formatting the essential parts of the article using the Readability library.
For more information:
Smoosh’s Submission Website ( with screen shots! )
The winning entry for Lewand Beauty in Mathematics award is a computer music piece “Triangle Numbers”, by Aron Riesenfeld.
Congratulations to our award winners last night at the Torrey dinner!
The Torrey prize for a senior in Mathematics went to Renzo Tamiro Villazon Scholer.
The Ekin prize for a senior in Computer Science went to Ari Bornstein.
The Leavitt prize for a Mathematics went to Seth Hoesman.
The Lewand prize for Beauty in Mathematics went to Aron Riesenfeld.
Five students took the Putnam exam Dec. 7 from 10am to 6pm, with a lunch break in between. The exam had 5 questions in each section.
This year’s competitors were:
Keeping up the tradition, the Theory of Computation class spent part of reading day making a delicious Turing machine from cupcakes.
The “What Matters to Me and Why?” series continues today, Wednesday March 14th, with Angelo Robinson, assistant professor of English here at Goucher. Angelo is an Americanist with a specialization in African American literature and culture with a concentration in American Studies. The title of his presentation is “Love is all that Matters.” Come and enjoy his reflections on what matters to him and why today at 2:30 p.m. in the Geen Community Room.
The Gopher Hole is cranking it up this Friday and Saturday. We’ve got a great line-up of live music for your aural pleasure. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday night Bucky Smith will be melting faces with their pure rocktitude. Then at 11 Eddie Emokpae will keep the party going with his supreme virtuosity. Saturday is just as good. At 10 p.m. sit back and let the smooth riffs of Velvet Jones’ Diary surround you like a warm, sudsy, aromatic bath with hints of lilac and thyme. At 11, Deltinu trades in their lacrosse sticks for rock sticks and create music in its purest essence. Check out the Gopher Hole’s website for a complete calendar of events, and some other great stuff too.