A free online Scratch programming course offered by UNI CS prof Ben Schafer has reached an international audience. Read more in today’s Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.
Dr. Philip East, emeritus professor of Computer Science, is a co-author on one of the papers nominated for a Test of Time award, as part of the 50th anniversary of ACM’s SIGCSE Technical Symposium. SIGCSE is the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education within ACM, the leading professional group of computing professionals worldwide. Dr. East’s paper, Identifying Student Misconceptions of Programming, authored with faculty from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Illinois, was presented at the 2010 SIGCSE conference.
A team of UNI CS students competed at the 2018 CyberForce competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy and hosted at Argonne National Laboratory in the Chicago area. UNI’s team placed eighteenth out of sixty-four schools. For more details, check out this story in the Northern Iowan. (Photo coutesy of Argonne National Laboratory.)