James Madison University

CS Receives Grant from the Department of Defense

Computer Science faculty, Hossain Heydari, Brett Tjaden, and Steve Wang received a large grant from the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (DoD-IASP).

The grant covers a scholarship for one graduate and one undergraduate computer science student and includes: tuition, books, a stipend, and a paid summer internship.  Interested students (especially sophomores) should contact Dr. Heydari for more information.

The DoD grant also covers a week long Cyber Defense Boot Camp for 20 high school technology teachers from all over the country and will be held at JMU in early summer. 


  • Open Position
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • September 19
    John Banghart, Director for Federal Cybersecurity will give a brief overview of his work and the general landscape of cybersecurity across government and the nation.
    12 noon
    ISAT/CS 259
  • September 19-20
    Capital One Hack-a-Thon
    ICE House
  • September 23
    Graduate and Professional School Fair
    4:00 7:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • September 24
    ACM Tech talk "Enterprise Architecture: Bringing Order to the Modern IT Organization"
    by John Bernero, JMU CS graduate 1984
    5:30 p.m.
    ISAT/CS 259
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 8-10
    Grace Hopper Conference
    Phoenix, AZ
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • October 15
    First Annual Computer Science Career Fair
    ISAT/CS 259
  • November 1
  • November 8
    Computer Science
    Alumni Celebration
    3:00 8:00 p.m.
  • December 8-15
    CS Education Week
  • Fall 2014 Course Schedule

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