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Elon workshops help area teachers bring STEM into the classroom

Elon faculty members led a variety of workshops for local K-12 teachers on Wednesday, June 13, designed to help them integrate unique science, technology and mathematics concepts in their classes. 

Elon wins analytics poster competition

An interdisciplinary team of Elon students presented a data analysis during the Business Analytics Competition at Manhattan College.

Arts & Sciences alumni recognized

Three outstanding alumni from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, were honored Thursday at an annual awards celebration.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Jack Hartmann

A computer science and statistics major explores the impact of corporate participation on open source software project communities. 

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.

Faculty present about Design Thinking Studio at SXSW EDU 

The Austin, Texas conference provided an opportunity for Elon to share about its Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation, a 16-credit immersive semester program.

Four Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford d.school

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.

2018 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 14

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

 

Elon student gets noticed for designing, building electric motorcycles

Shan Roy, a first-year Elon student from Mooresville, N.C., recently talked with the Mooresville Tribune about his projects.

Artfully coded: A computer science professor's journey

Megan Squire’s nontraditional pathway to computer science has allowed her to see computer code in a different way.

Students demonstrate data analytics, text mining and visualization skills in Elon Champion Analytics Challenge

Teams analyzed data provided by HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel.

Four faculty members named CATL Scholars

Four professors will work on projects that explore partnerships between students and faculty through dance technique, investigating the effects of learning with nature as a source, and experimenting with different teaching methods in the same course.

The Conversation: End-to-end encryption isn't enough security for 'real people'

Professor of Computing Sciences Megan Squire writes about how a move to ban systems that totally encrypt messages from sender to recipient threatens access to the best security mechanisms. Originally published by The Conversation, the article has appeared in Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Phys.org and other media outlets. 

Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute features Megan Squire

Squire, a professor of computing sciences, talks about cybersecurity and how to craft stronger passwords. 

Hutchings earns third U.S. patent

The patent for Duke Hutchings, associate professor of computing sciences, relates to grouping and manipulating applications or windows on large- and multiple-display computer systems. 

Password protocols: Squire talks with international media about cybersecurity

Professor of Computing Sciences Megan Squire was interviewed by multiple international media outlets following an article she penned about password security for The Conversation that gained widespread readership.

Elon honors faculty, staff for excellence at awards luncheon

Four members of Elon's faculty and staff along with 19 retiring employees were honored May 10 for excellence and service to Elon.

The Conversation: Why we choose terrible passwords, and how to fix them

Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences, writes about the problems with passwords like "12345" and "qwerty" as World Password Day approaches. 

The Conversation: Why we should not know our own passwords

Elon Computing Sciences Professor Megan Squire writes about the technology behind protecting digital privacy. 

Vint Cerf: We're only in the "early days" of artificial intelligence

The Internet and technology pioneer spent the day at Elon on Sept. 30 and was awarded the inaugural Imagining the Internet Areté Medallion. 

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf offers optimistic view of the evolution of technology at Elon Q&A

Google's chief Internet evangelist, known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," talked with Elon students, faculty and staff about the impact of technology on modern life. 

Computing sciences professor helps reveal hidden patterns with new book on data mining

It's the second book for PACKT Publishing for Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences. 

Computing sciences professor teaches courses to Fidelity LEAP program

The program takes place at a major IT technical center operated by Fidelity in Research Triangle Park. 

Daniel Schneider '16, Scott Spurlock and Megan Squire publish research at international conference

Their research appears in the proceedings of OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, held in Berlin, Germany.

 

On the defense

For more than a decade, John Marshall ’01 has channeled his Elon experience to protect the United States from cyber attacks.

Megan Squire wins Best Paper award

The professor of computing sciences won the "Best Data Showcase Award" at the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories for her paper and longitudinal data set about software developers who use the Ruby programming language.

Elon's 2016 retirees recognized

President Emeritus Earl J. Danieley, who has given Elon 70 years of service, is among 19 faculty and staff members retiring this year.

Duke Hutchings, Megan Squire present and publish at premier computer science education conference

Drs. Hutchings and Squire published "VisMap: Exploratory Visualization Support for Introductory Data Science and Visualization" in the proceedings of The ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Hutchings presented the work at the conference on March 3, 2016, in Memphis.

Five professors named Sustainability Faculty Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps Elon University faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Scott Spurlock Wins Best Conference Paper Award at International Conference

The assistant professor of computing sciences collaborated with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on the work presented at the International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras.