From developing an immersive 3D virtual reality game to teach students languages, to creating mathematical models to better understand and improve the campus handicap accessibility routes, to evolving molecules through computer simulations to have specific chemical properties, our students learn to apply theory to real world issues in creative and interdisciplinary ways.
Along the way, they develop concise and logical patterns of thinking, hone problem-solving skills and learn critical thought processes that carry them throughout life.
Several SU students presented independent research and capstone results near the end of the Spring 2017 semester. The department had a strong showing at the South Central Regional Meeting of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, and there was a large turnout at the on-campus CS Capstone presentations.
Several new SU students have recently been inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national Mathematics honor society, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the national Computer Science honor society.
Fall 2016 kept CS students busy with both social and academic activities. Early in the Fall, faculty, staff, and students participated in the annual Progressive Dinner. Later in the semester, four teams of students went to ACM’s South Central USA Regional Programming Contest to compete against teams from all over the region.