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CyberSAFE@UALR participants and faculty mentors, including Diana Anguiano of Escondido (front row right).

CyberSAFE@UALR participants and faculty mentors, including Diana Anguiano of Escondido (front row right).

Local woman selected for NSF cybersecurity summer research program

Diana Anguiano, of Escondido was selected for an intensive summer re­search program designed to decrease the tide of cyber-attacks on people using mobile technology and social network­ing sites.

Participants were recruited through a National Science Foundation grant- funded project called: REU Site: CyberSAFE@UALR: Cyber Security and Forensics Research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Anguiano, a senior majoring in com­puter science at Cal State University San Marcos, conducted research with Mengjun Xie, a faculty mentor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Anguiano’s research project was “Comparison Between Fingerprint Au­thentication and Behavioral Biometric using 2D and 3D Ges­tures.”

More than 130 students applied for 10 spots. Participants included under­graduate college students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who are majoring in computer science, comput­er engineering, math, physics, electri­cal engineering, or another computing- related major.

Those selected spent eight weeks conducting research with a faculty mentor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Participants received a $4,000 stipend, on-campus housing, a meal plan, and travel expenses.

The students were honored during a commencement ceremony July 29 at the UALR Engineering and Informa­tion Technology Building.

With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UALR offers learning, re­search, service, social and career op­portunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Ar­kansas’ capital city.

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UD Students Named to Spring 2016 Dean’s List

More than 400 University of Dal­las students have been named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher, including two from Escondido:

Chanel Carter of Escondido

Rachel Sutherlin of Escondido

The University of Dallas, located in a Texas metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people, is a leading Catho­lic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and ac­crediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, en­gaged faculty, a commitment to shap­ing principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic in­tellectual tradition. For more informa­tion, visit

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