Girl looking up from computer.

Computer Science Education Week: Going Beyond Code

Dec. 6, 2017

The Laboratory for Playful Computation has developed technology that enables middle-school students to quickly create networks, connect devices, invent apps and design wearable technology.

David Bowie's face painted on a wall with flowers in front of it from grieving fans.

When celebrities die, social media gets toxic

Dec. 6, 2017

Katie Gach's research about how people mourn finds that people are mean to each other online, even in times of tragedy.

Photo of Emily Daub dancing in her wearable technology

Lightbulb moment leads to wearable technology for performance dance

Nov. 30, 2017

Emily Daub, a senior in ATLAS Institute's Technology, Arts and Media Program, combines her passions for dance and wearable technology by creating responsive costumes for performance dance.

Man getting water from Water ATM

Who needs safe water?

Nov. 27, 2017

Mustafa Naseem and a team from the Information Technology University (ITU) in Lahore, Pakistan, design a low-cost, modular water quality testing and metering system to be installed and tested at 20 Punjab filtration plants over a three-year period.

Danny Rankin

Game design class births survival quest featuring magic mushrooms, rabid raccoons and cannibalism

Nov. 27, 2017

ATLAS graduate student Danny Rankin, who graduated in May from the CTD track of the ATLAS master's program, launches a survivalist board game that exceeds promoter's Kickstarter goal by more than 2,000 percent.

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro helps three middle-school students learn Blocky Talky.

Computer music as gateway to learning contemporary computer science

Oct. 25, 2017

Middle school students with limited prior programming experience develop interactive, creative, networked technologies.

Husband-and-wife duo Lisa and Matt Bethancourt show their game, Busy Work.

TAM director's game wins Indiecade17 Media's Choice award

Oct. 24, 2017

Called "amazing" by PC Gamer magazine, Matt and Lisa Bethancourt's Busy Work game, where players compete to send the most email, is an Indiecade winner.

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro helps a student.

ATLAS professor to keynote IEEE Symposium

Sept. 26, 2017

Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro will be the keynote speaker for the IEEE Symposium in October.

HyunJoo Oh with paper mechatronics

Paper robots teach kids basic engineering principles

Sept. 23, 2017

NSF grant supports research aimed at cultivating a passion for STEM fields among young children.

Darren Guinness

Software framework turns small robots into controllers

Sept. 22, 2017

Software turns digital toys into digital tools for desktop applications.

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