The IS& CS department sponsored 8 students and a faculty member to attend the virtual ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, September 16 -18. This conference promotes diversity and connects traditionally underrepresented students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and abilities.
Students logged in to hear keynote presentations, participate in resume clinics, attend technical workshops, and chat with potential employers in the virtual career fair. Speakers talked about biases in artificial intelligence, the need for help in deep learning, and how digital technology will shape the future of businesses.
At the end of each day, Dr. Gita Phelps hosted virtual dinners where the GC students shared what they discovered during the conference. The GC seniors that attended the conference were Adam Bachman, Marcus Barnes, Dean Crawford, Devin Dorsey, Connor King, Jadrius Scott, Believe Soke, and Paul Molinari.
On February 29th Georgia College had three teams compete in the Mercer University Spring Programming Competition. The junior division team who is pictured took first place for their division and finished 16th overall. The two senior division teams placed 18th and 20th overall and 7th and 9th in their division.
Script Kitties (pictured): Emma Lancaster, Zeenal Prajapati, Timothy Tuininga
On December 20, 2019, Dr. Hong had the chance to visit students Caleb Jones (graduated in 2019, Software engineer), Jacob Sherrod (graduated in 2019), Parker Robertson (graduated in 2019,IT Analyst), and Computer Science minor Luke Walsh (graduated in 2018, Software Quality Engineer) at NCR. They all reported that they thoroughly enjoyed their job and even gave feedback on things they wished they had learned more about. This included learning things such as software development frameworks like Docker and Spring and more Cybersecurity.
Mr. Brent Zucker (Class of 2016), Lead Machine Learning Engineer at NCR Innovation Lab
Mr. Frank Richardson (CS Faculty) Interview Tips
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Meet Kali Kimball!
In 2018 Kali did a research experience for undergraduates at Montana State University. Her research was aimed at trying to find a measure of software quality associated with security. She is highly interested in the cybersecurity field and is continuing to gain more knowledge by taking classes such as Artifical Intelligence at GC. Additionally, she is a community advisor on campus, is a member of the Georgia Education Mentorship (pictured here with her mentor), and is in the honors program at GC.
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The First Girls Who Code Meeting at Georgia College
Class of 2022: Computer science major wants to help others with cyber security
Name: Dashawn Johnson
Hometown: Tennile, GA
Intended major: Computer Science
Why do you want to major in that? I have always found that I love computers. Since around the age of two, I have always had a computer in my hands and I have truly enjoyed my experience with computers. I play a lot of video games and have tried coding every now and then and I just enjoy the feel of technology in my hands.
Why did you choose to come Georgia College? I wanted to come to Georgia College because with the experience that I had with the youth tour I kinda had seen the campus firsthand and spoke to some people here on my first trip here and I saw how beautiful the campus was and I thought well maybe I could go to college here in two years so I decided to apply.
What do you want to get involved with at Georgia College? Coming from high school, I used to do chorus and drama so I’m hopefully going to do both.
What do you want to do as a career once you graduate? I would like to do game design but that’s really difficult to get into but if not that maybe cyber security and try to find a field that fits me. Game design has always been my passion since I was a child. I feel like that’s every boy’s passion at some point in their life and cyber security is important to me because I like to have protection of my computer and if I can help other people be protected from scammers and whatnot, I would feel pretty happy about my life. It is all about serving others.
What’s a fun fact about you? Wow, that is actually really difficult. I can make a really awesome bird noise.
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Name: Timothy Perrine
Hometown: Leesburg, GA, which is right next to Albany
Intended major: Computer Science
What attracted you to your intended major?: From an early age, I’ve always had a fascination with computers and it just seems that’s the way the world is going so it seems like a good thing to go into. I love playing games and I love making games.
What are you most looking forward to at Georgia College?: Experiencing things. I don’t really go out with friends a lot. I’m excited to be here, hang out, and make friends.
What is your driving force in pursuing higher education?: I feel like it was expected for me, but I really couldn’t see myself not pursuing higher education. I like school. It’s fun. I like classes. I like learning.
What student activities, clubs, or organizations interest you the most?: Definitely some sort of game club, whether it be board gaming or video gaming.
Coding Wizards Win Contest
2018: GC Computer Science students Hawke Kuehne, Emory Lindsey and Adam Bachman won a computer programming contest at Mercer University, with the support of Professor Gita Phelps.
Researching ways to Measuring Software Quality
2017: GC Computer Science student, Kali Kimball, partnered with a student from Georgia Tech in a 10-week research program at Montana State University. Their research on Measuring Software quality will be presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium in October 2017.
Computer Science Students’ Summer Internship Experiences
2017: Several computer science students who completed internships over the summer shared their experiences and lessons learned to beginning computer science majors. CS students worked at a variety of companies including Robins Air Force Base, Navicent Health, UPS, LBA Ware, GEICO, and Phosphorous Cyber Security.
2017: Congratulations to Emma Bourne and Caleb Taylor! Emma and Caleb, who are both second-semester computer science majors, recently represented Georgia College in the Mercer Spring Programming Contest on February 25th 2017 and won first place in the Junior Team / Small School Division. Colleges from all over Georgia and the surrounding states send teams of computer science students to compete in this contest each year, and these colleges are grouped into four divisions based on seniority of the students and number of computer science faculty in the department. Each team is composed of up to three computer science students. Caleb and Emma won their division despite only having two people on their team, and solved more problems than all but one small college senior team as well! Theirs was truly an exceptional performance.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science now accredited by ABET
2016: The Georgia College computer science degree program is now accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.). ABET accreditation assures employers that anyone with a degree from an accredited program is guaranteed to have a certain set of skills and level of knowledge placing GC students in a position to have more career opportunities. (More at : https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/bachelor-science-computer-science-now-accredited-abet)
App Lands GC Student Ticket to Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference
Brian Minter was chosen as one of only 350 students worldwide to attend the 2016 Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, June 13-17, for his creation of CourseKeeperios App. He was able to meet Apple engineers, attend workshops and get a first glimpse at new operating systems and updates.
Brian Minter reflected on his experience at Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference discussing meeting other app developers, Apple’s Keynote, and his interactions with top Apple engineers. He goes on to discuss how he was able to gain so much knowledge from this experience feels very thankful for Georgia College helping him attend this conference.
Computer science students participate in National Science Foundation program
Students design software that simulates medical barcode scanning
2014: Ja’Nicecia Nobles and Kevin Ozeryansky developed software for the Georgia College School of Nursing that allows nursing students to simulate real-world scenarios. Nursing students will use the program to scan both the patient barcodes and medication barcodes to make sure they have the correct information. The software also simulates patient profiles where information can be added and removed and allows for printing unique barcodes for both patients and medication.
Student showcases Phidget Project at Fellowship Christian SchoolGCSU Student, Chris DeGuira, presented Phidget project at an Atlanta area High School (Fellowship Christian School) Summer 2016
- GCSU Newsletter: Spring 2014 Atkinson Notes(Phidget & Lego Mindstorm Projects on Page 5 and Senior Projects on Page 8)
There are a lot of opportunities to participate in programming contests at Georgia College.
- Fall 2013: CSCI 1000 Introduction To Computers Alice Competition
- Fall 2010: Computer Science Competition
- Spring 2009: Mercer University Spring Programming Contest
- Fall 2008: ACM Programming Contest
GCSU Students create an app for the career center
GCSU Students Create App for Campus Safety
2011: With a touch to a smart phone screen, Georgia College students now can request a safety escort for transportation during evening hours from the Student Night Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP). Georgia College students designed, developed and implemented the web-enabled SNAP app. “The SNAP app was a great opportunity for information systems and computer science students to work together,” Dr. Gita Phelps said. “Students learned new techniques in programming, collaborating with each other and working with clients.
There’s An App For That (pg 12)