Posts Tagged ‘CIS’

Spring 2018 CIS Showcase

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Each semester, the Computer Information Systems Department hosts a showcase where students taking CIS classes get to share their final projects and presentations. The department also brings in lots of food such as pizza, cinnamon rolls, beverages, and salads! The showcase is done on the first day of finals week at 4p.m. in the computer labs: Teagle and Securian lab.

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CIS panel with High School Students!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Earlier today, a group of high school students from Hill City, MN, visited the CSS campus in Duluth to learn about the Computer Information System(CIS) major. The students were hosted by faculty in the CIS department and got to learn from current CIS students who shared their experiences with the and why people choose computer science as a career. I was not able to attend the panel due to a conflicting event, but it would have been great to interact with potential students and be ambassadors for computer science!

MICS Papers Available!!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Earlier this month, I presented a couple of my projects at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at CSS from 6-7 April. Last week, I found out that the papers published and posters presented were now available for viewing!! These can be found at the MICS 2018 website (http://www.micsymposium.org/mics2018/proceedings/MICS2018_proceedings.pdf). A team from CSS that participated in the Robotics Competition that was part of the proceedings scored 2nd place and won some prizes and got certificates! I have been part of the MICS for 3 consecutive sessions and look forward to the next session!

Presenting at the MICS Conference!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Last week, on Friday and Saturday, I gave two separate presentations on a couple projects that I have been working on, at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at CSS. About 250 students and faculty from universities across the Midwest attended and participated in various events such as a mini career fair, programming competition, robotics competition, poster presentations, and classroom presentations. I gave a poster presentation on Friday and  a classroom presentation on Saturday.

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Last Day of Volunteering

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Today marked the conclusion of a program whose planning was set in motion over a year ago! This program, a partnership I established with Lincoln Park Middle School and Google IgniteCS, involved bringing Computer Science basics to Middle School students. Starting early February 2018, I collaborated with two of my friends, who are also CIS students, and we traveled to LPMS on Wednesdays including Community Day. All in all, we hosted 6 different workshops and enjoyed the time we spent with the kids. Earlier today, we graduated the kids from our program and I was quite overwhelmed.

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