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APSU computer science department partners with Boy Scouts

Austin Peay State University, in partnership with the Cogioba District of the Boy Scouts of America, will offer an Exploring Program for students, 14-20, from Montgomery, Stewart and Houston counties who have a career interest in computer technology.

The initial interest meeting and registration begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Room 306, Claxton Building. The registration cost is $10 per year. Nancy Smithfield, assistant professor of computer science, is the program coordinator.
Austin Peay State University, in partnership with the Cogioba District of the Boy Scouts of America, will offer an Exploring Program for students, 14-20, from Montgomery, Stewart and Houston counties who have a career interest in computer technology.

The initial interest meeting and registration begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Room 306, Claxton Building. The registration cost is $10 per year. Nancy Smithfield, assistant professor of computer science, is the program coordinator.

Dr. Bruce Myers, chair of the department of computer science and information technology, said, “The program will help to expose students to many fields and possible career paths that are part of our ever-expanding and growing field of technology. Experts in different areas such as programming, Web design, networking and maintenance and repair will help provide the most current information and hands-on training.”

Participants will meet once monthly for a career-related activity. Also offered are optional “fun” activities, such as a midnight ski trip in Gatlinburg and a canoe trip.

Among topics to be discussed are “Game Programming in Visual Basic.Net,” “Creating Web Pages,” Graph That Data in Excel” and “Managing Information with Access Databases.”

Space for the program, which will continue next school year, is limited, Those planning to attend the first informational meeting on Dec. 13 should notify Greg Brown, Cogioba district executive, at (931) 278-0714 before Dec. 9. — Dennie Burke