May 28, 2021
Paola Spoletini recalls stepping into her first engineering course at Politecnico di Milano in Italy as one of the only female students among a class of 100. Equipped with decades of research experience and a platform through which she can connect with the next generation of STEM scholars, Spoletini now plays an active role in encouraging other women to take their seat at the table. A professor of software engineering in Kennesaw State University’s College of Computing and Software Engineering, Spoletini said she recognized her own passion for STEM at an early age.
May 26, 2021
Kennesaw State University student Alyssa Venn considers herself an early adopter of data science. While working toward an bachelor’s degree in computational and applied mathematics, she picked up an undergraduate minor in applied statistics and analytics hoping to gain a bit of exposure in one of the nation’s fastest growing fields. At the time, she didn’t anticipate the amount of doors the minor program would open. Today, Venn is one of 4,200 students who are served at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the School of Data Science in Analytics.
May 13, 2021
Ask Kennesaw State University professor Mohammed Aledhari to describe graduate computer science student Rehma Razzak, and he will respond with one word: productive. Her resume, on the other hand, speaks for itself. In her first 16 months of graduate study, Razzak authored and co-authored nine academic papers with another four papers submitted for review.
May 10, 2021
When he was in ninth grade, Kennesaw State University student Samuel Wolde’s parents moved their family more than 12,000 miles from Ethiopia to Minnesota to provide their children with better educational and career opportunities. “My parents left everything behind and sacrificed a lot to give us a better future,” said Wolde, who is now 25 years old. “Adjusting to the new culture, language, and this new world was challenging.” This week Wolde is set to earn a Master’s of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) without ever having to travel the 750 miles between Kennesaw and where he now lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He credits the online program with providing the education he needs to advance his career, while fitting around his full-time work schedule.
April 26, 2021
Jacob Rybak is having an unforgettable final year as a Kennesaw State University student, presenting to prestigious research conferences across the country and even being a featured speaker for one of them. Rybak has been working with professor Susan Hardy for several months on research aimed at reforming the prison system in the United States and reducing the number of former inmates who relapse into criminal activity and return to jail.
April 07, 2021
Kennesaw State University’s College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) recently hosted its inaugural Hackathon for Social Good, allowing students to apply their knowledge and technical know-how to solve societal problems.
April 05, 2021
Kennesaw State University computer science professor Dan Lo and mathematics education associate professor Brian R. Lawler have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to help meet the increasing demand for computer science teachers in grades 6-12.
March 26, 2021
Before finishing his degree at Kennesaw State, Trevor Sands never thought his analytical skills would make him a fit at one of the world’s largest flooring manufacturers. However, he quickly learned that not only were his skills needed in the flooring industry, but they were also needed in virtually any industry. Following a research presentation at KSU’s annual R-Day, he was aggressively recruited by Georgia-based Shaw Industries for an internship opportunity and was hired full time before graduating from KSU.
March 09, 2021
Kennesaw State University alumni Juston Bryant, Tammara Johnson and Jose Laguardia came to the University with an array of backgrounds ranging from finance to organizational management to business administration. They all left with one thing in common: They altered the trajectory of their careers by earning a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) from Kennesaw State’s College of Computing and Software Engineering.
February 17, 2021
A team of Kennesaw State researchers were among a select few invited to participate in the U.S. State Department’s Diplomacy Lab Demo Day, where they showcased how social media messages posted on government accounts influence the rate of COVID-19 infections.