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Master's students presentations: Graduate students in the ATLAS Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) program recently presented the work they have accomplished during their practicum semester. The practicum portion of the program consists of an internship or service project with a company engaged in ICTD efforts, an international development agency, foundation, non-governmental organization, or other organization in the public or private sector.
To view a full video of the presentations, click here.

Events this week
SuperCollider Symposium: A number of events surrounding the use of SuperCollider, an open source programming language for real-time audio synthesis, are being organized by students and faculty in the CU College of Music this week. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, a wide range of performing artists will perform works that use the software and traditional instruments to create unique sounds and music in the ATLAS Black Box. An open discussion and jam about live coding with SuperCollider is set for noon Thursday, May 23, in ATLAS Room 200. One of several campus installations, a multimedia artwork, is on display on the ATLAS lobby all week.
For more information about the event, click here.

May 2013


ATLAS graduates a record number of students at May ceremony

A record number of students - 153 - graduated from ATLAS programs May 9, with ceremonies held in Eaton Humanities to accommodate the large audience. In the photo at top, ATLAS director John Bennett gives his commencement address; at left, ATLAS associate director Jill Dupré hoods Ph.D. graduate Meg Leta Ambrose, whose dissertation examined the right to be forgotten in the digital age. Eighty-seven students earned their ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media Certificate of Digital Media; 60 students earned the ATLAS minor in Technology, Arts and Media; and five students received their master of science degree in Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD).

Ph.D. student Heather Underwood wins top graduate student
award in ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals

ATLAS Ph.D. student Heather Underwood has won the first-place graduate student award in the prestigious Grand Finals of the 2013 Student Research Competition (SRC) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her research paper entitled “The PartoPen: Using Digital Pen Software to Improve Birth Attendant Training and Maternal Outcomes in Kenya.”
Underwood is developing the PartoPen, which is an interactive digital pen-based system that reinforces birth-attendant training, records labor progress, validates form data, and overall aims to improve maternal outcomes in developing countries. Student research competition winners from all ACM conferences from the past year were entered in the Grand Finals.
A total of about 200 students participated in all the student research competitions. Underwood received a first-place ranking in the student research competition for this paper at the CHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held last May.
She will be recognized at the ACM awards banquet June 15 in San Francisco. Underwood's research is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Bill & Melinda Gates Global Challenge Grant.
The ACM Student Research Competition is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Microsoft Research.
For more information about her research, click here.
To read her research paper, click here.

Michael Theodore of ATLAS is featured artist at Denver gallery

Michael Theodore, who is director of the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance and is an associate professor of music composition and technology, is the featured artist from May 11-June 5 at the David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 Wazee St., Denver.
Theodore's exhibit, titled "organism/mechanism," includes a kinetic, sculptural lightwork titled "endo/exo" (in photo at left); 10 works on paper, five engraved scratchboards and a series of three video works and printed stills.
The gallery describes the driving force behind Theodore’s artistic practice as "an exploration of perceptual sensations. This exhibition further investigates the fertile interstitial boundary between order and disorder,' which was expressed in Theodore’s solo exhibition show, Field Theory at the University of Colorado, CU Art Museum in the summer of 2012."
For more information and photos of the exhibit, visit the gallery website by clicking here.

ATLAS blog: Kara Behnke uses games as STEM gateway

ATLAS Ph.D. student Kara Behnke believes computer games make excellent gateways to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for K-12 students who might not otherwise be attracted to these subjects.
She is putting her research to work at a Longmont high school.
Read about her work at the CU ATLAS blog here.




ATLAS quarterly Updates newsletter is now online: click here


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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is a campus-wide entrepreneurial catalyst and incubator for innovative interdisciplinary research and creative, educational outreach programs, made possible by information and communications technology.

ATLAS programs:
- Technology, Media and Society Ph.D.
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) minor and certificate programs
- BDW advanced digital communications and design programs
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance
- K-12 outreach programs

The ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance explores:
- How artists, scholars, technologists and content creators fully engage
with the richest, broadest set of present-day possibilities.
- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

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