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APSU Dept. of Computer Science and Information Technology hosting open house

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – All students should have the opportunity to create tomorrow’s technology, and that is why the Austin Peay State University Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is joining thousands of other institutions in celebrating Computer Science Education Week.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – All students should have the opportunity to create tomorrow’s technology, and that is why the Austin Peay State University Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is joining thousands of other institutions in celebrating Computer Science Education Week.

An annual program, Computer Science Education Week is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the importance of computer science education. The Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org organize the international event, which is supported by the U.S. Congress, Microsoft, Google, Intel and many more organizations.

Answering the call to action, APSU CSIT is hosting an open house event on from 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building. The event will include a number of activities, including student presentations, student and faculty research demonstrations and games and other creative program displays. There will also be a birthday cake to celebrate the achievements of Grace Murray Hopper, a revered pioneer of computer science who is credited with coining the term “debugging”.

“It’s pretty exciting for us to get the students doing their project presentations and bringing out their research,” Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Joseph V. Elarde said. “This is really a celebration of the field of computer science.”

Prizes and recognition will also be offered for standout student poster board displays and contributions.

For more information, or if you wish to do a poster-board presentation about a computer science topic or interdisciplinary project, contact Elarde through email at elardej@apsu.edu or via telephone at (931) 221-7301.

- Colin Harris, communication specialist