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Computer science faculty, staff and students participate in regional conference

November 26, 2001

Several computer science faculty members, students and one staff member participated in the Fall Conference of the Mid-Southeast Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery held in Gatlinburg on Nov.15 and 16.

The Association for Computing Machinery is the primary professional organization for those who teach and study computer science, as well as those who work in the computing industry. The Mid-Southeast Chapter draws its membership from the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi.

Approximately 130 people attended the conference, which included 18 professional papers and 36 student papers. Nineteen APSU computer science students attended the Conference. Five presented papers.

Faculty members who participated included: Nancy Smithfield, chair of the conference and vice-chair of the chapter, Bruce Myers, program chair, Darla Adams, session chair, and Jim Vandergriff, presenter, "Teaching CS1 On-Line".

Darek Manley of computer services served as technical engineer. He set up the computer equipment for the presentations and assisted presenters in loading files. He was assisted by several APSU students.