New machines, competitions highlight year for computer science student organizations
Student organizations in the Computer Science Department and Information Technology Program have much to look forward to in 2013. From large-scale projects to competitions and increased membership, undergraduate and graduate students in the department are on the move.
Association of Computing Machinery
ACM has built a tabletop touchscreen that will interface with a Windows operating system. The “touch table,” as club members are calling it, has the potential to be used as a campus-wide information center. Touch gestures are registered in the computer using infrared technology from a projection onto a custom-made acrylic and gel screen.
The club is also in the beginning stages of a potential artificial intelligence (AI) competition that club members hope to host sometime next year.
Officers for 2012-2013: Matthew England, president; Ryan Donnelly, vice president; Brendan Long, treasurer; Georgi Angelov, secretary; Chris Shafer, projects planner.
Computer Science Graduate Student Council
In October, the Computer Science Graduate Student hosted a programming competition, sponsored by Carfax. Teams of CS/IT students participated. Programming language questions focused on C or JAVA.
The winning team received a $400 Visa gift card. The second and third place teams received $250 and $100 gift cards, respectively. All three teams received internship opportunities with Carfax.
In addition to the competition, CSGSC has held poster competitions and hosted featured speakers.
Officers for 2012-2013: Tiancheng Zhuang, president; Avimanyou Vasta, vice president; Renzhi Cao, treasurer; Rahul Singh, public relations; Andrew Wilson, web administrator.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
With new leadership, the Mizzou chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon has much in store to give current and potential members a lively experience as part of the organization.
President Micheal Rowden said the organization recently held its Employer Showcase for the Computer Science Department and Information Technology Program. More than 80 attendees joined 12 employers to discuss the career opportunities in the CS/IT fields. The event served as both an information session as well as a career fair.
Some of the organization’s members are planning a trip to the Kansas City Developer Conference May 3-4. With sponsorship from the CS Department, members will spend the two-day conference talking with members of industry about MU Engineering’s computer science and information technology programs.
Officers for 2013: Michael Rowden, president; Charles Willis, vice president; Michael Brush, treasurer; Tyler Morton, secretary; Ankil Patel, historian.
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