2014 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

April 6th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

2014 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

Congratulations to STAR PhD student Oliver Haimson, who received an Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2014. The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. […]


Ringland Awarded NSF Summer Funding to Study in Japan!

February 3rd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Ringland Awarded NSF Summer Funding to Study in Japan!

Congratulations to Kate Ringland, who was awarded a fellowship to study in Japan this summer as part of the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute! She will be working with Dr. Norimune Kawai in the Graduate School of Education at Hiroshima University. She will be facilitating participatory design workshops to help design […]


Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam

June 26th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam

Project: Visual schedules and choice boards are tools used in current best practices for helping children with autism and other special needs. These non-verbal kids need help communicating their choices, understanding time and activities, and so on. We are working with Windows SmartPhone, Linux small displays, and large touchscreen-enabled platforms to develop solutions that ease […]


NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

STAR group did really well on the NSF front this year. First year PhD students Meg Cramer and Jed Brubaker won a fellowship and an honorable mention, respectively. STAR alumna, currently a PhD student at CMU, Gabi Marcu was also a winner. More on the fellowship program can be found at: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ The National Science […]


Technology helps teach kids with autism

October 22nd, 2009 by STAR | No Comments

Technology helps teach kids with autism

Informatics assistant professor designs computer devices to aid instruction, record-keeping