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Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computing Technology Program
Science & Technology Division
University Center, Room 137
Mihaela.Sabin@unh.edu
http://mihaelasabin.net
Phone: 603-641-4144

Profile

Mihaela Sabin is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Computing Technology Program in the Division of Science and Technology at UNH Manchester. Her research interests are computing education, open content and open source software, public engagement models and assessment, and constraint satisfaction modeling, programming, and library software.

Sabin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in application software development, web systems, databases, open sources software, and mobile computing. In her classes, Sabin partners with students through inquiry and hands-on learning activities and facilitates transfer of student knowledge and skills to authentic contexts and projects sponsored by community partners. To enhance program curricula, Sabin challenges her students to develop and make available open educational resources. Sabin supervises student research projects that benefit local communities. Her student mentoring focuses on supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in computing, such as women, underrepresented minorities, and people with disabilities.

Sabin is the University liaison for the New Hampshire Chapter of Computer Science Teacher Association, Eastern Regional representative of the ACM SIG Information Technology Education, and member of the Education Committee of the New Hampshire High Tech Council.

Sabin has a M.S. in Computer Science from the "Politehnica" University in Bucharest, Romania, and a M.S for Teachers in College Teaching and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of New Hampshire.

For more information on Mihaela's teaching and research, please visit her web site at http://mihaelasabin.net.

Courses

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Advanced Web Authoring
  • Database Design and Development
  • System Implementation with DBMS
  • Networking Concepts
  • Internship

Affiliations

  • New Hampshire High Tech Council (NH-HTC)
  • Amoskeag Business Incubator (abi)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)
  • ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • ACM Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE)
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

Awards

  • Campus Compact Presidents’ Award for Good Stewardship, April 2010
  • Richard Lyczak Memorial Teaching Award, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, May 1999
  • “Improving Learning Opportunities in Undergraduate Computing Education.” Mihaela Sabin. UNH Faculty Development Award, 2010.
  • “Reconfiguring Computing Curriculum with Community Service Projects.” Mihaela Sabin and Michael Koski. UNH Engaged Scholarship Award, 2008-2009.
  • “An Evaluation of Real-Time Distance Learning Practices for Use in Online Geospatial Training.” Mihaela Sabin and Shane Bradt. UNH Engaged Scholarship Award, 2008-2009.

Publications

  • “Assessing Collaborative and Experiential Learning.” Mihaela Sabin. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25(6):26 – 33 (June 2010).
  • “Community Engagement across Disciplines: OpenITWare, Students in Free Enterprise, and Community Media.” Mihaela Sabin, Kate Hanson, Kelly Kilcrease, and Anthony Tenczar. Position Statement at SIGCSE Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Symposium, jointly held with the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, WI, March 2010.
  • “Information Technology Education 2.0”. Mihaela Sabin and Jim Leone. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education, 91-99 (Fairfax, VA, October 2009). New York, NY: ACM.
  • “A Collaborative and Experiential Learning Model Powered by Real-World Projects.” Mihaela Sabin. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education, 157-164 (Cincinnati, OH, October 2008). New York, NY: ACM.
  • “Teaching and Learning in Live Online Classrooms”. Mihaela Sabin and Bryan Higgs. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education, 41-48 (Sandestin, FL, October 2007). New York, NY: ACM.
  • “Conditional Constraint Satisfaction and Configuration — A Win-Win Proposition.” Esther Gelle and Mihaela Sabin. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22(1):81-83 (January 2007).

Education

  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2003
  • M.S.T., University of New Hampshire, 2003
  • M.S., 1984 B.S., Politehnica University of Bucharest, 1984

Grants

  • “UNH Manchester Scholars in Science and Technology Engage and Discover.” Mihaela Sabin (PI), Margaret Pobywajlo (co-PI), Ruth Varner (co-PI), and Sarah Kenick (co-PI). NSF Scholarship in STEM Award, $599,821, 2010-2014.