Forming a Computer Science Center at the University of Maryland

TitleForming a Computer Science Center at the University of Maryland
Publication TypeMagazine Articles
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMinker J
MagazineIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Issue Number1
Pagination49 - 64
Date Published2007///
ISBN Number1058-6180
Keywordsacm curriculum '68, federal grants, first cs courses, first cs director, formation of cs center, graduate/undergraduate education programs, loss of computer autonomy, planning a cs building, research, software developments

The use of and first courses on computers at Maryland began in the 1940s. The Computer Science Center beginnings are examined in the context of founding director Werner C. Rheinboldt's noteworthy accomplishments to develop a computation facility with research and educational components, supported by John Menard, assistant director. William F. Atchison, who replaced Rheinboldt as Center director, continued these accomplishments.