From developing an immersive 3D virtual reality game to teach students languages, to creating mathematical models to better understand and improve the campus handicap accessibility routes, to evolving molecules through computer simulations to have specific chemical properties, our students learn to apply theory to real world issues in creative and interdisciplinary ways.
Along the way, they develop concise and logical patterns of thinking, hone problem-solving skills and learn critical thought processes that carry them throughout life.
Math/CS faculty and students came together to celebrate several times this semester: at the CS Club’s White Elephant Gift Exchange, Upsilon Pi Epsilon’s induction dinner, and an end-of-year celebration for all graduating Math/CS students.
Nine SU students attended the ACM South Central USA Regional Programming Competition, held at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Students were grouped into three teams of three, and had five hours to solve nine difficult programming problems. One of SU’s teams solved two problems, meaning that they beat 17 other teams in attendance.
Southwestern University Graduate Wins Inaugural NCWIT Collegiate Award