Computer Science and IT Faculty Receive NSF Grant for Open Source Software Project with a Charitable Vision

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WNE Professors of Computer Science and Information Technology Dr. Heidi Ellis and Dr. Stoney Jackson are the recipients of the National Science Foundation Award. The award builds on over a decade of work in education with Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS).

HFOSS is software that addresses societal needs in areas such as healthcare, disaster management, education, and economic development, and can improve computing education by providing experience with authentic computing problems. The NSF-funded project is a collaboration between five institutions: Western New England University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Nassau Community College, and Worcester State University.