Computer, information systems focus of meeting at UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:18 am
The Messenger 03.25.09
Computer Science and Information Systems professionals from the Midsouth region will attend the annual meeting of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) meeting at the University of Tennessee at Martin April 3-4.
The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Robert M. Panoff, founder and executive director of Shodor Education Foundation, who will speak on “Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: The Power and the Peril.”
Sessions dedicated to workshops, tutorials and panel discussions will continue throughout the conference. Twenty-two teams of students will compete in a programming contest in Boling University Center April 3. At the awards banquet April 3, Dr. Jesse Poore, co-founder of the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and director of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Alliance, will speak on research opportunities at Oak Ridge National Labs and the Science Alliance.
Dr. Otha Britton, professor of computer science, is the local site chair for the conference; Bob Bradley, instructor of computer science, is the local chair for the student programming contest; and Dr. Jim Clark, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems chair, is serving as vendor/local registration chair. Dr. Bryan Foltz, assistant professor of information systems, is chairing a panel discussion and Clark is leading a tutorial session at the conference.
Most sessions will be held in the Boling University Center.
For information regarding the conference, visit the CCSC Web site at http://www.ccsc-ms.org/ or call the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at (731) 881-7573.