Our Faculty

Rick Kline

Associate Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Computer Science NY

Location
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 234
  • @Pleasantville
    Goldstein Academic Center 312
Office Hours
New York City

Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm

Office Hours
Westchester

Mon, Wed 1:00pm-3:00pm

Education


PhD , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , Troy, NY, US , 2002
Computer Science

MS , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , 1994
Computer Science

BS , University of Akron , 1991
Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, August 2015 - Provost Faculty Fellow
  • Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, September 2013 - Pace Academy Faculty Scholar
  • Jefferson Awards for Public Service, April 2012 - Jefferson Award for Public Service Bronze Medal
  • Pace University, 2006 - Outstanding Contribution Award for Teamwork and Innovation
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2000 - Jack Hollingsworth Prize in Education

Publications


Kline, R., Hill, J., Birney, L., Sarris, S. & Gauthier, J. (2014, March 8). Experiential Project-Based Learning for University Students in K-12 STEM Initiatives. (Issue 2014) http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem/index.html

PRESENTATIONS


Kline, R. (2017, October 27). President Krislov Faculty Showcase. FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Outreach. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

Kline, R. & Hill, J. (2017, October 13). East Brunswick STEM Night. Computing and STEM Presentation and Demo. East Brunswick NJ Schools, East Brunswick, NJ

Kline, R. (2017, September 9). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY

Kline, R., DiMeglio, G., Mojica, E., Zapata, J. & Birney, L. (2017, April 7). 21st CCSC Northeastern Conference 2017. Visualization of Environmental Data for the Billion Oyster Project. Consortium for Computing Science Colleges, Albany, NY

Kline, R. (2017, March 29). NY CS Fair. CS @ College Discussion Panel. TEALS / Microsoft / CSNYC , New York, NY

Kline, R. (2016, September 10). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY

Kline, R. (2016, April 30). CCSCNE. CS1: Why the First Programming Language Doesn't Matter. Consortium of Computer Science in Colleges, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Kline, R. (2015, September 12). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY

Kline, R. (2015, July). Seidenberg Scholars Summer Experience. Usability in Mobile App Development. Pace University

Kline, R. (2015, July 15). GenCyber Workshop. STEM and High School Robotics Opportunities. NSF/NSA/Pace University, Pleasantville NY

Kline, R. (2014, September 6). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY

Kline, R. (2014, July 29). Pace STEM Camp 2014. Robots from LEGO to Google. Pace University, New York, NY

Kline, R. (2014, July 21). Pace STEM Camp 2014. Introduction to Cybersecurity. Pace University, New York, NY

Kline, R., Houle, B., Elsner de Faria, C. & Dostal, C. (2014, June 16). FIRST Global Community Conference 2014. Business Plan Development for FIRST Robotics Programs. US FIRST, Hyannis, MA, USA

Kline, R., Hill, J., Birney, L., Sarris, S. & Gauthier, J. (2014, March 8). IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference 2014. Experiential Project-Based Learning for University Students in K-12 STEM Initiatives. IEEE, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

RESEARCH INTEREST


K-12 STEM Education; Usability and User Experience Design

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Kline, R., Elson, S. & Sarris, S. (2017, May). Seidenberg Peer Mentoring Program.
Pace Path Innovation Fund , Local , $11,000.00 . Funded,

Kline, R. (2017, November). FIRST Tech Challenge Program Grant.
Tech Valley FIRST , Private , $5,000.00 . Funded,

Kline, R. (2015, September). Provost's Faculty Fellow Research Grant.
Office of the Provost , Pace University , $2,500.00 . Funded,

Kline, R. (2016, November). FIRST Tech Challenge Program Grant.
Tech Valley FIRST , Private , $5,000.00 . Funded,

Kline, R. & Mosley, P. (2006, January 1). Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics.
Pace University Presidential Grant , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,"Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics"

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • The Journal News / lohud.com [Newspaper], February 5 2017
    Article and accompanying video of Pace University FIRST Tech Challenge robotics championship tournament
  • News 12 Hudson Valley [TV], February 5 2017
    Coverage of Pace University FIRST Tech Challenge Hudson Valley Championship Tournament during newscasts on Feb 5 and 6, 2017
  • WRGB-6 CBS Albany NY [TV], January 14 2017
    Student teams step up in Tech Challenge Tournament http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/student-teams-step-up-in-tech-challenge-tournament
  • Time Warner Cable News Albany NY [TV], January 14 2017
    Capital Region Robotics Teams Compete for Spot in Championship Round http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2017/01/14/capital-region-robotics-teams-compete-for-spot-in-championship-round.html
  • WNYT-13 NBC Albany NY [TV], January 14 2017
    Capital Region high schoolers show off skills in robotics, STEM http://wnyt.com/stem/first-tech-challenge-tournament-albany-stem13/4371362/?cat=10114
  • Computerworld [Internet], June 19 2013
    Quoted in article "Making peril permanent: Google's Gmail app redesign". http://www.computerworld.com/article/2497939/internet/making-peril-permanent--google-s-gmail-app-redesign.html

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Interaction Design Association (IxDA) [Member] 2009
  • User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), New York City Chapter [Member] 2008
  • Association for Computing Machinery [Member] 2002
  • Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction [Member] 2002

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Social Innovation Challenge [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Met with participating teams, invited them to describe their projects, offered advice and answered questions. December 2, 2017
  • Graduate Program Open House [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Represented Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications programs at graduate open house at Pleasantville campus. Oct 25, 2017.
  • Seidenberg Scheduling Task Force [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Our team developed improvements to the process and the tools needed to produce the school course offering schedule for each semester. February - June 2017.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (NYC) [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV) [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, May 17, 2017.
  • WestchesterSmart Mobile App Contest [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: I assisted in both preparation and execution of this event. I contributed to the planning of the mid-contest review and workshop day. I co-led volunteer judge orientation with Dr. Jean Coppola. I helped review and revise evaluation criteria. I lent the group several tablets for use on the day of final judging. March - April, 2017
  • Leadership in Science and Technology Gala [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Supported the school as a paid participant in this fundraising event. April 21, 2017.
  • High School Guidance Counselors Open House [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Participated in planning event and activities for guidance counselor events in both Pleasantville and NYC. Served as co-presenter and facilitator for Pleasantville event. Oct - Dec 2016.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School student awards ceremony participant. May 17, 2016.
  • WestchesterSmart Mobile App Contest [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: I assisted in both preparation and execution of this event. On the day of final presentations, I helped prepare and direct volunteer judges and assisted in tabulating scores and determining award winners. April 15, 2016.
  • Pace Preview Day [Faculty Mentor]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Spoke with accepted students and their families about the advantages of enrolling at Pace and in a Seidenberg program.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • University Classroom Design Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: I contribute toward design of better learning spaces for our courses using technology and supporting active learning strategies.
  • President Krislov Inauguration, Faculty Marshal [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
  • University Commencement 2017
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Planned and supervised program on robotics for children of university employees.
  • BOCES College/Career Fair [Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Represented Pace University at Putnam-Northern Westchester College/Career Fair
  • University Convocation 2016 [Attendee, Convocation]
  • University Commencement 2016, Faculty Reader [Attendee, Graduation]
  • MyPace Mobile App Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: I provided advice and input on the content and organization of the university mobile app for smartphones.
  • University Convocation 2015 [Attendee, Convocation]
  • University Commencement 2015 [Attendee, Graduation]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony Speaker 2015 [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
  • University Convocation 2014 [Attendee, Convocation]
  • University Commencement 2014, Faculty Reader [Attendee, Graduation]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony 2014 [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
  • Sponsored Research Released Time Evaluation Committee [Committee Member]
  • University Commencement 2011, Faculty Reader [Guest Speaker]
  • University Commencement 2010, Faculty Marshal [Attendee, Graduation]
  • University Commencement 2006, Faculty Reader [Guest Speaker]
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