Thursday, March 31, 2011


Incoming students often ask me how the job market is.  For Computer Science students, it is surprisingly strong as evidenced by this recent story on NPR.  I have to admit that I haven't heard tales of shrimp cocktail, but I believe all of last year's graduates have software development jobs that are productive and interesting.  They have been hired by places locally, in Pittsburgh, and outside Washington and many had multiple opportunities.  It's a good time to be a geek!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Council of Trustees Approves Computer Engineering

Our Computer Engineering proposal passed one more milestone today: the Council of Trustees approved it.  Check out the University's news release.  This means we have one more hurdle to pass: the Board of Governors.  Dr. Briggs and I will be presenting it at their next meeting on April 6th or 7th.  We are hopeful and I will keep you posted on our progress!

Friday, March 18, 2011

CS Games Results

The Programming Team/WiCS have returned from their great adventures north of the border.  You can find results at Ship's news and The Programming Team's website and the CS Games website.

It was a great experience and I'm proud of how well they adapted to a completely different kind of contest than we are used to.  Thank you to everyone who bought a shirt and to the alumni who supported this trip. The students learned a lot!