- December 2013
Haley Quillen named Elite 89 Award Winner
The NCAA championship weekend started on a high note for Salisbury University field hockey team as senior Haley Quillen was named the Elite 89 Award recipient for the Division III field hockey championship.
The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA in 2009, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships.
Haley is a senior on the field hockey squad, with a 3.932 grade-point average as a mathematics major. Her GPA is the highest of any player on the four teams in the semifinals.
The Seaford, Delaware, native is the second Sea Gull to earn the honor, joining Sean Hickey, who was named the winner during the men's lacrosse championships in 2010.
- November 12, 2013
SU Students Win J.P.Morgan Code for Good Challenge in New York
Four Salisbury University computer science majors took first
place in the fall 2013 J.P.Morgan Code for Good Challenge in New
They topped 23 other teams, including ones from
Harvard and Carnegie Mellon. More importantly, they used their
technical skills to help Mana, a nonprofit that produces and
distributes ready-to-use fortified foods to aid malnourished
children in developing countries.
Team members included Matt Thorne and Brandon Altvater of
Salisbury, Rob Close of Delmar and Cale Bowen of Easton, as well as
Richard Yadon from Rochester Institute of Technology and Sandeep
Sunny Balasubramanian from Columbia University.
Together they created a Web-based social network
application that individuals may use to track calories burned
through exercise and, much like walk-a-thons, solicit sponsors to
contribute to the charity based on the number of calories burned.
Some 140 individuals competed in the event. The SU
group applied just three hours before the deadline. Two weeks later,
they were accepted from a pool of over 700. Each winning team
member received an iPad mini 32G tablet.
The students cited several useful topics, which
they learned from their SU professors, including software
engineering and user needs from Dr. Steven Lauterburg, database
design from Mary Beth Flagg, computer networking and HTTP protocol
from Dr. Annie Lu, and problem-solving from Dr. Sang-Eon Park.
These students worked independently and
persistently throughout the whole competition process; we are very
proud of them, said Dr. Sophie Wang. The team called her one of its
biggest supporters, along with Lauterburg, and credited her with
teaching them the importance of collaboration.
The group members believe the experience will help
open future internship possibilities and make them more viable
candidates to potential employers.
- November 9, 2013
First Math and Computer Science Programming Competition
Teams were given a set of problems to be solved using either JAVA or C++ which required a logical or mathematical algorithm to solve.
Congratulations to the winners first place; Matt Thorne, Andrew Jones, and Kevin Masterson and second place: Mike Gicking and Jesse Aldrich
The next Programming Competition is scheduled for March 1, 2014.