Posts Tagged ‘CIS’

CSS shows up at CTF competition

Friday, April 19th, 2019

It is Easter break alright, but a group of CSS students took some time to compete at a cybersecurity Capture The Flag competition hosted by Sophos yesterday at UMD. Other schools in attendance were LSU, St. Cloud State, UWS, and UMD. I had the great opportunity be one of 7 CSS students attending and got to meet some awesome students, talk cybersecurity, and play a great game of virtual capture the flag. Students were divided into two major groups, each with two teams: attacking and defending. I was in a team that was defending and let’s just say I learned something from the event!


MICS 2019!

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

I will be on the road again this weekend! I am attending my fourth and final Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS) at North Dakota State University! I will be presenting my research with Dr. Gibbons and participating in the programming competition. This will be the first time I participate in the MICS programming competition. The first and second time I attended MICS, I participated in the Robotics competition. The third time, I presented a research project I worked on with Dr. Gibbons. I am looking forward to representing CSS and learning about various projects other students and faculty are working on across the Midwest.

MUDAC 2019!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

This past weekend I attended my first Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) at¬†Minnesota State University, Mankato. This is an annual event “dedicated to enhancing the education of undergraduate students who will soon be entering the data science/data analytics profession”. There were over 250 students from schools all over the midwest. There were about 60 teams total participating in the competition.I was part of a team of four representing CSS. My teammates included Anna, Kris, and Matt. Our advisor was Dr. Marc, Chair of the HIIM department at CSS.


Wrapping up CIS Capstone Project

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

This semester has been an interesting one for me because I am formally completing both my major requirements (Computer Science/Info Systems and Mathematics). It also means this semester I had to grapple with two capstone projects for each major. In an earlier post I wrote a little bit about my Math Capstone: Recently, I have been working with two other students to complete a systems project for Animal Allies Humane Shelter in Duluth. Our major task was to help them research and implement a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to help them manage and run their operations smoothly. We are now wrapping up the project and have been presenting to both Animal Allies and to our Capstone Project class about our progress on the project.

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.