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This Computer Scientist is Changing Women’s Lives in Rural India

It is not so unusual that a 14-year old teenager in Lucknow, India might teach herself to use a computer. But when Promila Bahadur accomplished this in 1991, what she did with this knowledge profoundly changed the lives of many young women in a poor, rural village just 15 kilometers from her home.

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Biniam Gebregziabher: Teaching All Students to Code

Biniam Gebregziabher, a graduate of the MS in Computer Science program at MIU, is passionate about teaching kids how to code. He runs an educational program for young students in the Washington, D.C., area, teaching them about computer programming and digital technology and helping them excel in their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills.

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Mohamed Samy: World-Traveled Software Engineer Settles in Fairfield

Mohamed Samy, a computer science student from Egypt, recently starred in a short video, which received over a million views on Facebook. In the video, Mohamed described his experience of being a Muslim student at MUM. He chose to speak in Arabic so that people in the Arabic-speaking world can learn about MUM.

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Computer Professionals Program Celebrates 20 Years of Success

The MIU Computer Professionals Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The number of students currently enrolled in the program has reached a record number—over 1000, including students on campus and in practicum positions.

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Mohamed Samy Describes Experiences as a Muslim Student at MIU

Mohamed Samy traveled all the way from Egypt to join the Computer Science Masters program at Maharishi International University in May 2015. In the video below, he talks about his experience at the university as a Muslim student.

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DevFest 2015 Software Competition Success

At most universities, when the semester ends, students leave campus to travel and visit friends and relatives. However, last month, 85 graduate computer science students at Maharishi International University chose to stay on campus for an additional 7 days to compete in a team software competition called DevFest 2015.

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DevFest 2015 Software Competition [Gallery Post]

Last week, 85 Maharishi International University Computer Science graduate students worked in 14 teams which devoted 7 days of their winter vacation to participating in our DevFest 2015 software competition.

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Sundar Raman: Merging Technology and Creativity

Sundar Raman is the director of creative engineering at Local Projects, a New York City-based award-winning media design firm that creates innovative and interactive installations for museums and public places. Sundar is in charge of choosing the technology that best facilitates learning and understanding.

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Sahar Abdullah: Role Model for Women’s IT Education

Most young women growing up in Yemen have few opportunities for higher education and professional jobs. But Sahar Abdullah’s parents believe that higher education plays an integral role in personal development, so they strongly encouraged Sahar and her sister to continue education after high school. 

Because Sahar was one of the top secondary school students in Yemen, she received a scholarship to study for her bachelor’s degree in Egypt. Her love for programming and problem solving led Sahar to choose computer science as her major. At Cairo University she successfully...

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MIU Student Software Competition to Promote Maharishi AyurVeda

Computer science students will have the opportunity to win significant cash prizes by participating in a competition over winter break that will entail creating new tools such as smartphone apps for promoting Maharishi AyurVeda worldwide.

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