CCSC:MW 2015 Conference
We have concluded a very successful and enjoyable 2015 CCSC:MW Conference at University of Evansville, in Evansville, IN. There were a total of 131 attendees: 50 faculty attendees and presenters, 6 invited speakers, 59 full student conference attendees, 12 programming contest only student attendees, 1 K-12 attendees, 1 local vendor, and 2 National Partners.
In addition, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of CCSC by Will Mitchell when he was a faculty member at the University of Evansville!
The student showcase contest had 8 submissions, 4 in the Discovery track and 4 in the Applications track. The winners included:
- Discovery Track - First Place
- Miguel A. Velez Cevallos, St. Thomas University, Faster WAH Compression Querying Through the Use of Metadata
- Discovery Track - Second Place
- Sofia Meyers and Deyu Han, Knox College, Task Mapping for Emerging Network Topologies
- Applications Track - First Place
- Cole Ludwig, Kelly Blair, Zach Sexton, and Kaleb Stumbaugh, Ball State University, Collaboration Station
- Applications Track - Second Place
- Austin Elkins and Nicholas Gilman, Northern Kentucky University, Integrating PyGoogle and Scrapy to Facilitate Geographically Constrained Searches
The student programming contest had 21 teams participating. 14 teams solved 1 or more of the 8 problems posed, and every problem was solved at least once. The winning teams were:
- First Place: University of Evansville - 5 problems, 1080 minutes
- Second Place: Benedictine University - 4 problems, 651 minutes
- Third Place: Bradley University II - 3 problems, 317 minutes
The papers are available at the ACM Digital Library by using the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges Archive page or directly to Volume 31, Issue 1, October 2015. You do not need an ACM DL account to access the Journal.
If you were not able to attend CCSC:MW 2015, and would like to renew your CCSC membership ($35) for the 2015-2016 academic year, you may do so by using the CCSC National on-line renewal site. You must pay by credit card or PayPal. If you need to write a check, go to the Membership Renewal page and download the Membership Application Form and mail as directed.
This conference is presented In-Cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).
This conference is sponsored by the CCSC National Partners. The current Partners are: Oracle Academy, Turing's Craft, and Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking Institute.