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19th Annual Spring Research Conference March 19, 2005

The College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences' Research Conference will be held Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 8:00AM in the Martin Building at BYU. Please visit the College website at cpms.byu.edu and follow the 2005 Spring Research link for further information. The deadline for abstracts to be submitted is February 16, 2005.

All CPMS students, including graduate students, are encouraged to participate in this conference.

Family History Technology Workshop Hits Record Number!

The 5th Annual Family History Technology Workshop hit a record number this year of 100 attendees, a 60% increase from last year's attendance. The workshop continues to grow each year. There were 15 presentations from individuals working in the industry of building tools to further genealogical research.

CS graduate student helps develop LDS General Conference Scripture Index

Thomas Packer, a CS Masters student, recently completed a six month effort of assisting in the development of a new online database known as LDS General Conference Scripture Index. This database links scriptures to general conference talks as described in a recent issue of YNews.

Check it out!

NEW Courses for Winter Semester!

DATA MINING ~ 601 R Section 1; PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING ~ 601R Section 2; MIDDLEWARE ~ 601R Section 3; MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION ~ 401R Section 1

National Instruments Scholarship Awards

The recipients for this year's National Instruments Half-Tuition Scholarship Award are Cristobal Alvarez and Matthew Maxwell. They are the two Computer Science Majors who have been selected to receive a half-tuition scholarship for Fall 2004 and Winter 2005 semesters. The National Instruments Scholarship Award is made possible by the generosity of National Instruments and NI employees, who are also BYU Alumni.

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