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APSU students place second and third at computing conference

December 3, 2002

Twelve APSU students attended the Association for Computing Machinery's Mid-Southeast Chapter Conference in Gatlinburg, Nov. 21-22. John Leo won second place, and Eric Gordon won third in the Undergraduate Group B Papers category.

Leos paper was titled Personal Computer: A View Into Tomorrows Architecture. Gordons paper was titled Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics Using Object Oriented Programming." Roberto Sisneros' paper, titled Concepts of Fast Mathematical Algorithms," was in Undergraduate Group A.
December 3, 2002

Twelve APSU students attended the Association for Computing Machinery's Mid-Southeast Chapter Conference in Gatlinburg, Nov. 21-22. John Leo won second place, and Eric Gordon won third in the Undergraduate Group B Papers category.

Leo's paper was titled “Personal Computer: A View Into Tomorrow's Architecture.” Gordon's paper was titled “Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics Using Object Oriented Programming." Roberto Sisneros' paper, titled “Concepts of Fast Mathematical Algorithms," was in Undergraduate Group A.

Faculty, students and business professionals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina attended the conference. The presentation sections have four categories of papers: Professional, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Group A and Undergraduate Group B.

“The program has two main objectives," says Nancy Smithfield, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science and conference chair. "The first is to provide a means for professionals to share their computing-related work with attendees at the conference.

"The second, equally important objective is to provide students with the opportunity to present their computer-related work in student paper competitions.”

Other schools competing in the student paper competition included Columbus State, Dyersburg State, Furman University, Fisk University, Georgetown College, Jackson State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Tennessee Tech, University of Southern Alabama, University of Alabama, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Wofford College.