4th Annual Computer Science Day
November 1, 2003 - 12:00-4:30 p.m.
Computer Science Day brings together educators, students, parents, alumni and industry representatives in a forum enabling the exchange of ideas and information about computer science and the career opportunities available. The activities and events of this day include:
- Industry Spotlight
- Representatives from major technical companies will each give a short talk and answer audience questions addressing issues related to their individual companies and to the role that computer scientists play within their companies.
- The Marketplace will exhibit industry display booths, poster presentations by students, and hands-on computer demonstrations by faculty. There will be tables with information about computer science, interdisciplinary programs, graduate study, and other special programs.
- Sample Computer Science Lecture: "What every freshman should know about RSA encryption"
- The purpose of this lecture is to present an interesting topic from computer science without any assumptions about the audience's background. The lecture targets freshmen and high school students.
- Student Awards
- Annual awards will be presented to the undergraduate computer science majors, including the yearly Honors List and the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.
- Poster Competition
- Posters prepared by students will be exhibited in Sennott Square. Awards and valuable prizes will be given to the best posters in both graduate and undergraduate categories. In addition, all attendees will vote for winners in a "popular vote" category, and enter in a drawing for a prize of their own.
- Student Panel
- RISE (Research and Internship Student Experiences). A panel of undergraduate and graduate students will discuss the importance of research and internships in their education experiences.
- Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Robert Thibadeau will talk about the most recent advances in storage technology and about building intelligence into embedded platforms. The challenge is to get people interested in working out the details. It isn't the devil that is in the detail anymore, it is the angel that is hiding in the detail.
- Research Demos
- Demonstrations of projects by both computer science undergraduate and graduate students will be available. Participants will have the opportunity to contact the developers of the demos for information regarding details of the projects.
Sponsored by the
Department of Computer Science