Awards for Excellence

Computer Science seniors Ashley Bertrand and MacKenzie O'Bleness were recognized among the 40 outstanding seniors at the MSU Alumni Association / Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence banquet on February 21st.  Recipients excel academically and through service.  Ashley selected John Paxton and MacKenzie selected Clem Izurieta as inspirational mentors.  Congratulations!  [February 2016]

NSF REU Site Award

Dr. Clem Izurieta (PI) and Dr. Brendan Mumey (Co-PI) have received a $288K NSF REU Site award from the National Science Foundation.  The award is titled Research and Development of Algorithms in a Software Factory and enables cohorts of eight students from across the U.S. to live in Bozeman while participating in our Software Factory during each of the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019.  More informationFlyer.  Congratulations!  [February 2017]

Assistant Provost for Curriculum Development

Dr. Brendan Mumey was recently appointed to serve part-time as the Assistant Provost for Curriculum Development.  In this position, Dr. Mumey will work closely with faculty, department chairs and program directors in the development and enhancement of new academic offerings, including courses, certificates, minors and majors.  Congratulations! [January 2017]

National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Upulee Kanewala is the sole PI of a two-year, $156K NSF grant entitled Toward Sustainable Software for Science - Implementing and Assessing Systematic Testing Approaches for Scientific Software.  The grant begins in May.  Congratulations! [January 2017]

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Dr. Rocky Ross will receive the title of Professor Emeritus of Computer Science during the January 12th Board of Regents meeting.  During his 1983-2015 career, Rocky received numerous awards that include the College of Engineering’s Excellence in Teaching Award, an MSU Alumni Foundation / Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence, multiple departmental teaching awards, and the ACM SIGACT Outstanding Service Award. Rocky also served as interim department head for a half year. Thousands of students benefited from Rocky's mentorship.  Congratulations, Rocky - well deserved!  [January 2017]

Sit With Me Campaign

SitWithMe.org is a national organization that shares, supports and celebrates the importance of women's participation in computing and technology.  Montana State University's Gianforte School of Computing is one of six organizations featured by SitWithMe.  On this page, you can learn more, see photos and watch a video.  A big thanks goes to Sharlyn Izurieta for organizing this initiative and to everyone who has participated in our efforts. [January 2017]

Undergraduate Scholars Program Funding

Computer science major Hayley Smith  received funding from MSU's Undergraduate Scholars Program to participate in a storytelling project.  Hayley will be advised by Dr. Brittany Fasy and Dr. Roger Fisher (Gallatin College).  Congratulations! [January 2017]

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