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Smith Wins Datafest 2017!

A team of Smith CS students has won Best in Show at the 2017 UMass Datafest.  Congratulations to Zainab, Subashin, Ji Young, Ji Won, and Van!

April 5th, 2017 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Events, Hackathon, Student Activities

Hamp Hack is back!

Hope you’re doing great! Last year, we were absolutely thrilled to see you get excited for Hamp Hack. This year, it is my pleasure to invite you at Hamp Hack, once again! 
Hamp Hack, as you know, is a dynamic 24 hour Interdisciplinary Hackathon event in the Pioneer Valley.
A hackathon, is a type of an event, [ >> more ]

March 22nd, 2017 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Hackathon

Smith Teams Win Prizes at HackHolyoke

Congratulations to all the Smith students who won prizes at the Hack Holyoke ( competition!  Sarah Abowitz, Juliane Donahue-Bombosch, and Minyue Dai won the prize for Most Innovative with their team’s entry.  Meanwhile the team of Ariana Meredith, Anjali Desai, Perla Garcia, and Michelle Wong won the #HackHarassment prize.  Well done all!

November 7th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Events, Hackathon

Mathematical Modeling Hackathon

A message from Prof. Gwen Spencer, of the Math department @ Smith:
Greetings Math and CS students,
Are you worried about getting bored over the long winter break?
During Jan 19-23, Smith will be participating in an international Mathematical Modeling Competition. This is an intense 4-day challenge that will take place before the start of spring semester (if [ >> more ]

October 21st, 2016 · Tags: Competitions

Software Contest by erPortal

eRPortal Software, Inc. provides high performance, web-enabled, Enterprise Asset Management, Maintenance Management, and Materials Tracking software solutions for managing an organization’s strategic assets and streamlining their operations.  
Our software tracks the health of machinery & equipment, the location, the attributes, how to fix the machine, when to inspect it, when to maintain it, and when [ >> more ]

October 14th, 2016 · Tags: Competitions

Coding for Good (and Prizes!)

Congratulations to three of our own!  Esther Nwaka, Karen Diaz and Kyra Gan just got back from Delaware, where they participated in the Code for Good 2015 event sponsored by JP Morgan Chase.  They took second prize for the weekend, along with two other teammates.  Way to go!

November 1st, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Competitions, Hackathon, Honors

2015 NSA CyberSprint Competition

Registration now open for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint Competition
Can you exploit Web servers, manipulate database systems and crack sensitive password hashes? Hack a simulated system and win our annual cyber competition.
The National Security Agency (NSA) invites you to try out for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint, a challenge that pits your skills against other students and recent [ >> more ]

September 29th, 2015 · Tags: Competitions

DataFest News: Congrats are in order…

Congrats to Galen Long!   See why by reading the message sent to us by Ben Baumer, of the Stats & Data Science program.

Hello All,
I wanted to give you a quick recap on the second annual ASA Five College DataFest that took place at UMass over the weekend. 
Smith sent three teams of five students, [ >> more ]

March 31st, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Competitions

A woman of vision among us…

Congratulations to Julia Edwards, who was named one of two student finalists for the Anita Borg Women of Vision Award.   Read more about this announcement at
You can watch the video Julia made to enter this national competition here:
About the Anita Borg Institute: “In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg started a digital [ >> more ]

February 25th, 2015 · Tags: Awards, Competitions, Events

Smith CS Zip-Jacket, anyone?

Hello CS students!
Want to demonstrate your graphic design skills? Submit a design for a zip jacket ( with, at maximum, one small (pocket-sized) image on the front and one larger image on the back!
We’ll vote on the first of February, so get your designs in by then, and the winning design will be printed up and sold as the official department apparel!
Thanks, and all best,
Marina, Julia, and Gavi

January 13th, 2015 · Tags: Competitions