Computing Sciences at Elon University Michele Kleckner April 24, 2009 Software Runs The World
Leading Edge of Computing <ul><li>Since September 2002 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced BA in Computer Science 2004 Updated ...
Leading Edge of Computing <ul><li>Five department compute servers. New summer 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Nine machine  Grid Co...
Spring 2009 Industries Latest Productivity Environment 12  MacPro machines (New 2007)
Fall 2008 –  Networking Lab
Lego Robots in Computer Science I
Android 09  Devices in Mobile Computing
Genetic Art in Artificial Intelligence
Xbox 360 in Game Programming
Honor Student Thesis on Touch/IPhone
Program Prepares Students for Job Market or Graduate School <ul><li>33%+ of 2003 graduates had full scholarships to grad s...
 
Where Are Recent Grads Working? <ul><li>Red Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin </li></ul><ul><li>Bayer </li></ul><ul><l...
Recent Internships (2008 - 2009) <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbarco </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco </li></ul><ul><li>Southlan...
Computer Science or Information Systems <ul><li>Offers opportunity for students to experiment with both. Some get a major ...
Key Philosophy of Department <ul><li>Even balance between theory and development. </li></ul><ul><li>All classes taught by ...
Department Activities for Students   <ul><li>ACM – Association for Computing Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Social gatherings...
Questions
BA in Computer Science <ul><li>Programming I & II </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Langu...
BS in Computer Science <ul><li>Programming I & II </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Langu...
BA in Computer Information Systems <ul><li>Operating Systems and Networks  </li></ul><ul><li>Programming in Visual Environ...
BS in Computer Information Systems <ul><li>Operating Systems and Networks  </li></ul><ul><li>Programming in Visual Environ...
Multimedia Minor <ul><li>Unique minor offered jointly by English, Art and Computing Sciences Department. </li></ul><ul><li...
Engineering Program – dual degree <ul><li>Core courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Chemistry I and II and Labs </li></u...
Computer Science/Engineering <ul><li>Mathematical Reasoning or Discrete Math </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Development </li>...
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Computing Sciences at Elon University

  1. 1. Computing Sciences at Elon University Michele Kleckner April 24, 2009 Software Runs The World
  2. 2. Leading Edge of Computing <ul><li>Since September 2002 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced BA in Computer Science 2004 Updated for Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New BS in Computer Science 2004 Updated for Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New BA & BS in Computer Information Systems 2004 Updated for Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Minor in Multimedia Authoring 2004 Updated for Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Leading Edge of Computing <ul><li>Five department compute servers. New summer 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Nine machine Grid Computing Node. New summer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Windows, Apple and Linux Operating Systems (Vista, Leopard, RedHat, Ubuntu) </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Software ( free to students ) Updated twice annually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Academic Alliance (Visual Studio 2008, C#, C++, VB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java 6.0, Eclipse 3.4 Enterprise , Ant, JUnit, Android </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle 10g; SQL server; MySQL 5, Derby 10.4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apache, Tomcat, Axis, Websphere 6, Windows Server 2003, PHP, Perl, Python, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Cold Fusion, JBoss, RAD 7, Flex 3, BlazeDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lego Robots, Nokia, Xbox 360, IPhone/Touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case tools; Visible Analyst, Poseidon, ArgoUML, Microsoft Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Labs with dedicated access to department majors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 machines - dual monitors with Apple Leopard, Vista and Parallels installed summer 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three 23” apple monitors added summer 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New network lab established summer 2007. 16 new machines summer 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every machine is replaced every three years (33% annually) campus wide </li></ul>
  4. 4. Spring 2009 Industries Latest Productivity Environment 12 MacPro machines (New 2007)
  5. 5. Fall 2008 – Networking Lab
  6. 6. Lego Robots in Computer Science I
  7. 7. Android 09 Devices in Mobile Computing
  8. 8. Genetic Art in Artificial Intelligence
  9. 9. Xbox 360 in Game Programming
  10. 10. Honor Student Thesis on Touch/IPhone
  11. 11. Program Prepares Students for Job Market or Graduate School <ul><li>33%+ of 2003 graduates had full scholarships to grad school. </li></ul><ul><li>15% of 2004 graduates had full scholarship to grad school. </li></ul><ul><li>25% of 2005 graduates went to grad school. (Notre Dame, Wake Forest, (2) DePaul, UNC) </li></ul><ul><li>20% of 2006 graduates went to grad school (Florida State, Wake Forest) </li></ul><ul><li>25% of 2007 graduates went to grad school ( (2) Wake Forest, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte) </li></ul><ul><li>For 2008, 22% graduates went to grad school (Wake Forest and UNC Charlotte) </li></ul><ul><li>For 2009, 25% of graduates received job offers from Credit Suisse in November 2008. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Where Are Recent Grads Working? <ul><li>Red Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin </li></ul><ul><li>Bayer </li></ul><ul><li>NSA </li></ul><ul><li>Clarkston Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>CARQUEST </li></ul><ul><li>Symantec </li></ul><ul><li>Slick Edit </li></ul><ul><li>JP Morgan </li></ul><ul><li>Wachovia </li></ul>
  13. 14. Recent Internships (2008 - 2009) <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbarco </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco </li></ul><ul><li>Southland Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>AIG </li></ul><ul><li>Volvo </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Suisse </li></ul>
  14. 15. Computer Science or Information Systems <ul><li>Offers opportunity for students to experiment with both. Some get a major and a minor. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science for “programmers” interested in developing scientific, engineering or gaming software. Focus is on algorithms and machines. </li></ul><ul><li>Information systems for those interested in specifying, developing, maintaining and supporting computer systems in service industries. Focus is on breadth (web, database, networks, analysis). </li></ul>
  15. 16. Key Philosophy of Department <ul><li>Even balance between theory and development. </li></ul><ul><li>All classes taught by full time faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>No class size larger than 28. Average size approximately 12-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Most classes taught in computer lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Project emphasis (individual and group). </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 6 office hours per week for student assistance. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Department Activities for Students <ul><li>ACM – Association for Computing Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Social gatherings </li></ul><ul><li>Attend conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Research with faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Present papers – SURE, SURF, ACM Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Team </li></ul>
  17. 18. Questions
  18. 19. BA in Computer Science <ul><li>Programming I & II </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Software Development/Capstone </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus I </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus II or Applied Matrix Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Discrete Structures </li></ul><ul><li>A probability and/or statistics course </li></ul><ul><li>2 of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Programming and Computer Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Performance Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerical Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. BS in Computer Science <ul><li>Programming I & II </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Software Development/Capstone </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus I </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus II or Applied Matrix Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Discrete Structures </li></ul><ul><li>A probability and/or statistics course </li></ul><ul><li>3 of the following : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Programming and Computer Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Performance Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerical Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One natural science sequence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHM 111, 112, 113, 114 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PHY 113, 114, 117, 118 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIO 111, 112, 113, 114 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. BA in Computer Information Systems <ul><li>Operating Systems and Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Programming in Visual Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Analysis and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Database Management and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Project Implementation and Management </li></ul><ul><li>300-400 CIS Elective </li></ul><ul><li>Web Development Concentration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User-Centered Web Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Systems Concentration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Collaborative Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Design and Security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discrete Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Math with Calculus or Calculus 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul>
  21. 22. BS in Computer Information Systems <ul><li>Operating Systems and Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Programming in Visual Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Analysis and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Database Management and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Project Implementation and Management </li></ul><ul><li>300-400 CIS Elective </li></ul><ul><li>Web Development Concentration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User-Centered Web Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Systems Concentration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Collaborative Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Design and Security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discrete Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Math with Calculus or Calculus 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>16 hour from Business Administration Minor </li></ul>
  22. 23. Multimedia Minor <ul><li>Unique minor offered jointly by English, Art and Computing Sciences Department. </li></ul><ul><li>Five course (20 semester hours) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing, Rhetoric and Interface Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Art 1, 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction Design for Web and Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Authoring Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Publishing and Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Art of Film and Video Editing </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Engineering Program – dual degree <ul><li>Core courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Chemistry I and II and Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics I & II with Calculus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus I, II, III </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differential Equations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming I </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engineering Foundations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Engineering – 1 sh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Graphics and Design – 2 sh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Mechanics – Statics – 3 sh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics – 3 sh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circuit Analysis & Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermodynamics </li></ul></ul>
  24. 25. Computer Science/Engineering <ul><li>Mathematical Reasoning or Discrete Math </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Development </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Computing </li></ul>

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