Monday, October 11, 2010

Upcoming Events

The next few weeks will be VERY busy for us.

Next weekend (the 15th to the 16th), three faculty and three students are going to Conference of Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges - East.  The students will be participating in a programming competition and faculty will be attending sessions focused on issues in teaching computer science.  It's a great place to get ideas from places that are similar to Ship.

The following weekend is Homecoming!  We will have our semi-annual meeting with our Industrial Advisory Council.  They come visit us twice a year to give us feedback on what we are doing and where we are heading.  In addition, six students will be participating in the IEEExtreme competition: a 24-hour programming competition.  Thanks to our alumni because your donations are funding this event in its entirety!

October 27th to October 30th, Dr. Armstrong and I will be attending Frontiers in Education 2010.  This is the premier national engineering education conference and we will be presenting our results from a preliminary study in which we used videos to explore how students learn to program.  We are hoping we will find a partner school or two so that we can generalize our findings.

Finally, November 7th will be the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of the International Collegiate Programming Competition.  We are one of six sites and we will host about 20 teams.  Judging is run in Virginia and this is one of the largest competitions in the nation.

Clearly, I'll have plenty to blog about for the next month!  I'll keep you posted!

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