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Sherri Harms

Dr. Sherri Harms has several years of industry experience in software development and database management. She has numerous peer reviewed journal and conference publications, with research funded by NSF, USDA, Google, and state agencies. Over her career, Dr. Harms has been involved with over $2,000,000 in research grants and contracts. Dr. Harms has been instrumental in starting undergraduate research in the Cyber Systems Department at UNK, and she has mentored hundreds of student publications and presentations. She is actively committed to service learning, with student projects that have aided hundreds of local, regional, and national organizations. She is passionate about research and service in computer science education, recruiting and retaining women in CS, and in database and data mining. Her two recent grants are a Google CS4HS grant and a Nebraska Rural Futures Institute (RFI) grant for implementing social media plans for small businesses & non-profits through service learning. She is a Math/CS councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR); and the CUR Math/CS Division received the 2019 Division of the Year award. Dr. Harms received the 1997 Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Lincoln University in Missouri.