CCSC:CP Conference Program 2008

Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
14th Annual Central Plains Conference
University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, April 4th 2008
8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

5th Floor Atrium,  Flarsheim Hall
9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m ACM SIGCSE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
460 Flarsheim Hall

Learning to Program With Alice
Dr. Stephen Cooper
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Visualization
Saint Joseph's University
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (On Your Own)
University Center
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

5th Floor Atrium, Flarsheim Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER - 301 Royall Hall

WELCOME
Dr. Walt Rychlewski
Interim Dean, School of Computing and Engineering

Learning the Craft of Software
Bob Martin
President Object Mentor,Inc.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. BREAK
  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
261 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Goran Trajkovski,
South University


Computer Literacy in International Service Learning at Park University
Wen-Jung Hsin & Olga Ganzen
Park
University

Reversing the Course: A New Sequence for Teaching Microsoft Office
Jeffrey Kimball
Southwest Baptist U
niversity
PAPER PRESENTATIONS
304 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Deborah Becker,
Missouri Western State University


Taming the Diversity of Information Assurance & Security
J. Paul Myers, Jr., Trinity University
Sandra Riela, IAS Consultant

A Networking Lab Facility on the Cheap: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Svetlana Kouznetsova
Sam Houston State University

TUTORIAL PRESENTATION
560L Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Mark Hieber,
 
University of Missouri--Kansas City

Video Game Development using XNA Game Studio Express and C# Express
Ernest Ferguson, Brandon Heck and Brandon Rockhold
Northwest Missouri State University
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
261 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair: Keith Tookey,
Eureka College


Problem-Based Assessment of the Computer Science Major
Scott Sigman & Carol Browning
Drury
University

A Discovery-based Capstone Experience
John Trono
Saint Michael's College
PAPER PRESENTATIONS
304 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Patrick Kopp,
Avila University


What Makes a "Good" Game Programming Assignment?
Daniel Cliburn
University of the Pacific
Susan Miller
Kent State University

Design of a Pedagogical Assembly Language and Classroom Experiences
Robert Silverman & Melanie Martin California State University Stanislaus
TUTORIAL PRESENTATION
460 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Barbara Kushan,
Park University

Alice Frenzy : An Interactive Group Activity
Judy Mullins
University of Missouri--Kansas City
Angela Klein,
William Jewell College
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. BREAK
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
261 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Bob Neufeld,
McPherson College

Teaching Recursion Using Recursion Graphs
Wen-Jung Hsin
Park
University

Solving N-Queens Using a Genetic Algorithm
Cecil Schmidt & Richard Eastridge
Washburn
University
VENDOR SESSION

5th Floor Atrium,  Flarsheim Hall

 "NIFTY" COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
304 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Mahmoud Yusef, University of Central Missouri

The Soft Side of Software Engineering
Chuck Pheatt
Emporia State University

Instant Messaging as a Software Design Project
Stephen Fyfe
Central College Iowa

A Project Approach for Teaching Software Architecture and Web Services in a Software Engineering Course
Rad Alrifai
Northeastern State University

6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. BREAK
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. DINNER
Pierson Auditorium, University Center
7:30 p.m. DINNER SPEAKER
Pierson Auditorium

Creating a CS Minor in Gaming, Simulation and Digital Animation at the Undergraduate Level
Kent Pickett
Missouri Western State University and Mitre Corp.
Saturday, April 5th 2008
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. STUDENT WEB CONTEST
560L Flarsheim
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
557 Flarsheim
  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
261 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Bob Matthews, Truman State University

iConnect: An Architecture That Incorporates Web Services to Support Distributed Data
Rad Alrifai
Northeastern State
University

Introducing USB Technology into the Undergraduate CS Curriculum
Chuck Pheatt
Emporia State
University
LIGHTNING TALKS

304 Flarsheim Hall

Session Chair: Gary Ury
Northwest Missouri State University

TUTORIAL PRESENTATION
363 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Hui Liu,
Missouri State University


Organizing and Delivering Real Projects for Real Clients Courses (RPRCCs)
David Klappholz
Stevens Institute of Technology
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. BREAK
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 261 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Charlie Ashbacher,
Mount Mercy College


Computer Science in Kindergarten? Of Course!: The ABC's of the K-12 CSTA Model Curriculum in Computer Science
Tim DeClue
Southwest Baptist
University

A Preliminary Report on the Use of Robots with Elementary School Students
Phillip Heeler, Linda Heeler and Scott Bell
Northwest Missouri State
University
VENDOR SESSION

363 Flarsheim Hall

TUTORIAL PRESENTATION
310 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Appie van de Liefvoort,
University of Missouri - Kansas City

An Introduction to Real-Time Embedded Systems
John McCormick
University of Northern Iowa
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. BREAK STUDENT POSTER SESSION
557 Flarsheim Hall
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
261 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Dave Klappholz,
Stevens Institute of
Technology

Enhancing Student Learning Using Concept Mapping and Learning by Teaching Environment
Xudong Yu & Steve Klein
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Diversity of Cyberinfrastructure: An Opportunity for Enhanced Education and Research
Mufid Abudiab & Ahmed Mahdy
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
 "NIFTY" COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
304 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Rad Alrifai,
Northeastern State University

Teaching File Input/Output, Loops, and If-Statements via a Red-Eye Reduction Assignment
Timothy Urness
Drake University

Decrypting the Shark Text Encryption Scheme
Charles Ashbacher
Mount Mercy College

Using Alphametics in an Introductory Programming Class
Charles Ashbacher
Mount Mercy College

TUTORIAL PRESENTATION
363 Flarsheim Hall
Session Chair:  Khaled Alshare, Emporia State University

Intel Threading Building Blocks
Chuck Pheatt
Emporia State University
12:15 p.m. -12:30 p.m. BREAK
12:30 p.m LUNCH
Student Awards and Business Meeting
Pierson 106 & Alumni Room, University Center
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Student Programming Contest
460-464, Flarsheim Hall