UVI Bulletin Board for May

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“Computing4Change” Competition to be Held in Dallas, Texas from Nov. 11 – 16 Are you an undergraduate student who wants not just to enhance your skillset but also to create positive change in your community?

SIGHPC is launching a new competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving
  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public

The next “Computing4Change” event will be held at the SC18 conference in Nov 11-16, in Dallas, Texas. SIGHPC will support 16 students to travel to SC18 for the competition.

Nominations open on April 9 and will close on May 21. There will be no extensions, and winners will be announced in late June.

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How It Works

To be eligible for this program, the applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college/university
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the competition (November 2018)
  • Have a minimum overall GPA out of 2.5/4 (or equivalent)

The applicant must be able to participate in six webinars between July and November to learn core skills and develop some experience with the tools. The applicant must be able to attend the full competition in Dallas on Sunday morning through Wednesday evening Nov. 11-14.

Complete the online application form before the deadline.

Students from any undergraduate background are eligible, although some preference will be given to women, minorities, students from majors outside computer science and students at the sophomore or junior level.

Participation in all program activities is required. Students will be assigned to teams to ensure a balance of backgrounds, and an advisor will be assigned to each team.

SIGHPC and SC18 will cover the costs of transportation, lodging, conference registration and a meal allowance. All needed software will be provided. If there are questions, check out the FAQs for more information.

For more information, contact Dr. Marc Boumedine in the College of Science and Mathematics – Computer Science at 693-1255 or by email: [email protected] or visit the http://www.sighpc.org/computing4change for further detail.

UVI Announces TEAS Testing Dates for April and May 2018 The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has announced testing dates for the TEAS exam. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by nursing and allied health schools nationwide. UVI students who want to enter the School of Nursing are required to sit for the TEAS exam.

The exam is a basic aptitude test designed to identify students who are likely to succeed in nursing school and have the ability to think like a nurse. It is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. The four sections are timed for a total of approximately four hours.

On St. Croix, testing will be administered in Room 139 of the Research and Extension Center, located on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. On St. Thomas, the testing site is located at the UVI-CELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

The TEAS testing schedule is as follows:

St. Thomas

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14

St. Croix:

Tuesday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

For testing fees or more information on the exam, contact the UVICELL Center at 693-1100 on St. Thomas or 692-4230 on St. Croix.

Students may also visit the UVICELL website at http://cell.uvi.edu/programs/teas-testing.aspx

Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program Registration is Now Open Applications for the four-week marine science-based Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program are now available. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply. Students in grades 11-12, college undergraduates and graduate levels are encouraged to apply to be a mentor.

Log on to http://vimas.uvi.edu and register today.

For additional information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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