The new school advances research and learning in science and mathematics fields within the context of the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.
From soloing at the Austin Civic Orchestra to presenting at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Japan, cellist Isabel Tweraser ’19 embodies Southwestern’s commitment to interdisciplinary study.
Computer Science and Computational Math students used King Creativity Funds to create a facial recognition robot, mine cryptocurrency for charity, create an automated medication dispenser, and count bacteria on petri dishes
Nine students presented five posters at the South Central Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, and won two awards.
On February 2, 2018, Southwestern University officially broke ground on the second phase of a $37 million-dollar expansion to the Fondren-Jones Science Center. The project is expected to be completed and ready to welcome students in the fall of 2019.
Inspired by his late great-grandmother, Cameron hopes his design will “help people lead independent lives while providing reassurance to their caretakers and loved ones.”
Alumnus Jacob Schrum ’06, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, reflects on his time as a student at SU, what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk, and chimes in with his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence. Spoiler alert: we’re not doomed.
Several women Math and Computer Science majors recently traveled to attend conferences, workshops, and internships to learn and engage with the larger CS community, with the help of prestigious scholarships.
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.
Computational mathematics and physics double major spends summer developing ways to create 5G cellular technology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
National Science Foundation awards Small Business Innovation Research grant to ThoughtSTEM for its LearnToMod technology, a Minecraft Modding software.
Recent CS graduate Natalia Rodriguez ’15 is one of three college women nation wide to win the NCWIT Collegiate Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology for her project, “Mapping Instagram Data To Visualize Body Image Hashtags,” which is explained at http://youtu.be/sk-rORKBa94 .