2019 CCSC Conference Welcome

2019 ushers in the 25th year of the CCSC Central Plains Region conference and I am proud that St. Charles Community College (SCC) has been selected to host. Every year that I have attended the conference I have taken back to my classroom something new and exciting to help teach and energize my students. Whether it is finding a new tool or technology or partnering with one of my peers, the conference has something for everyone.

This year’s conference at SCC we will have some exciting events on the schedule, tours of some of our business partners’ facilities, specialty tracks for vendors, students and K-12 teachers to focus in on what interests you most. We will also have a Meet and Greet at the OPO Startup in downtown St. Charles, a technology hub for startup companies in the St. Charles area.

All professional papers, panels, tutorials, and nifty assignments go through a double-blind review process. This year we were able to accept 53%. We would like to extend our appreciation to the authors who submitted their work for our consideration and to the highly talented group of reviewers that exerted a tremendous amount of time and effort to review all the submissions. Our conference would not be as remarkable without our National Partners, Sponsors, and Vendors for their continued support of our organizations. Thank you all!

Finally, this conference would be nowhere near as successful without the dedication and support from the volunteers and committee members that help support the CCSC efforts throughout the year to bring you this wonderful event. Without their tireless work and dedication, I would not have been able to plan and build a conference this great. This includes the support from past conference chairs. Thank you all for letting me be a pest throughout the year of planning.

I hope you have a wonderful time at the CCSC-2019 conference, gain some enlightenment and take back something new to enrich your classroom and research.

Best Regards,
Rex McKanry
St. Charles Community College

Friday Opening Keynote Speaker

Randy Schilling, Founder BoardPaq and OPO Startups

President and Chief Executive Officer of BoardPaq, an affordable, easy-to-use, secure Board of Directors iPad and web (PC/Mac) application for planning, running and managing paperless Board meetings.

Randy is the former Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Quilogy, a Microsoft nationally managed system integrator. Schilling founded Quilogy in 1992 under the name Solutech, Inc. Under Schilling’s leadership, the company grew to over 500 employees and 16 offices.

Randy is a long-time resident of St. Charles, Missouri. He is active in a wide range of business and civic organizations, including: CASS Information Systems, Chairperson of Education Committee of St. Charles County Partners for Progress, Advisory Council Member, Arch Grants, and founder of OPO Statups.

Dinner Keynote Speaker

Sherea Dunlap, Executive Director at Create a Loop

Sherea Dunlap began teaching in Baltimore City after earning a Master’s Degree from University of Maryland, College Park. On moving to St. Louis, Sherea began a six-year career teaching upper elementary and middle school at St. Louis independent schools: Community School and City Academy.

At Create a Loop, Sherea’s focus is on bringing AP Computer Science and Washington University of St. Louis college-level course material to Create a LOOP’s elementary, middle and high school curriculum.

Saturday Opening Keynote Speaker

Jo Otey, Healthcare Success Manager / Innovator / Entrepreneur / Tech Junkie / Food Sommelier / Roller Coaster Fanatic

A technology guy who puts people before machines, specializing in solving problems of digital transformation within healthcare, nutrition, startups, and non-profits. Working at Microsoft, I have access to numerous resources and professional experts to solve complex problems. I believe when you have a growth mindset anything is possible.

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Clicking “Blue” session titles will open abstracts. Clicking again will close them.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Preconference Workshops
Time: 9:00 – noon
Mobile Web App Development for All!
David Hayes, University of Illinois – Chicago Location: TECH 214
Preconference Workshop pre-work:
Please complete this 10-minute pre_worshop activity before you attend this session.
Moderator: Kim Mercurio
Time: 9:00 to 10:00
Danforth Plant Center Tour
Location: Danforth Center
975 North Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63132
Tour Starts at 9:00 AM (30 MAX)
Keynote Speaker
Time: 1:00 – 2:00
STEM and Future Workforce
Randy Schilling, Founder BoardPaq and OPO Startups
Location: SSB Auditorium
Time: 2:00 – 5:00
Vendor Fair – SSB First Floor Student Lounge
Tech Job Fair – Campus Center Gym
Sessions 2:15 to 3:15
Location: SSB 1201 – Papers
Moderator: Rick Barker
Embedding Security Concepts in Introductory Programming Courses

Ajay Bandi, Aziz Fellah, & Harish Bondalapati/Northwest Missouri State University

When the Play is “The Thing” and Not the Software: Student Experiences Engineering Software for a Theatre Production

Brian Kokensparger/Creighton University

Initial Evaluation of Accessibility and Design Awareness with 3-D Immersive Environments

Nicholas Rosasco, Alex Kaariainen, Jeffrey Will/Valparaiso University

Location: SSB 1202 – Tutorial/Panel/Workshop
Moderator: Jennifer McKanry
SASS Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets

Jane O’Donnell/St. Charles Community College

Location: SSB 1203 – Nifty Assignments
Moderator: Bill Siever
Building a Memory Reading Circuit

Bin Peng/Park University

Streaming TV Service

Kendall Bingham/University of Missouri – KC

Easy Handwriting Recognition

Eric D. Manley, Timothy Urness/Drake University

Location: SSB 1204 – Vendor Presentation
Moderator: Kim Mercurio
Encouraging Student Confidence Through Engagement: The Power of Interactive Learning in STEM
Stephanie Swanson/zyBooks
Break – SSB Auditorium 3:15 – 3:30
Sessions 3:30 to 4:30
Location: SSB 1201 – Papers
Moderator: Mahmoud Yousef
Teaching AP-CSP in a College Setting Using an AP-CSP Endorsed Curriculum: An Experience Report

Tim DeClue/Southwest Baptist University

Revising an Accredited Computer Science Program at a Public Regional University to Meet New ABET Guidelines

Xiaodong Yue, Belinda Copus, Hyungbae Park, Mahmoud Yousef & Songlin Tian/University of Central Missouri

Location: SSB 1202 – Tutorial/Panel/Workshop
Moderator: Guanyu Tian
Challenges of Mentoring Graduate Directed Projects: Profession-Based Learning Through Collaboration

Ajay Bandi, Denise Case, Nathan Eloe, Aziz Fellah/Northwest Missouri State University

Location: SSB 1203 – Vendor Presentation
Moderator: Nancy Graviett
Introduction to Serverless Computing, with an Emphasis on Cloud Functions
Laurie White/Google *NOTE: This is a Bring Your Own Device presentation
Location: SSB 1204 – Lightning Talks
Moderator: Kendall Bingham
Sessions 4:30 to 5:30
Location: SSB 1201 – Tutorial/Panel/Workshop
Moderator: Karen Kannenberg
How Learning Works: Applying Cognitive Psychology Theory to Computer Science Course Structure

Jennifer McKanry, Gretchen Haskell, and Dasha Kochuk/University of Missouri-St. Louis

Location: SSB 1202 – Tutorial/Panel/Workshop
Moderator: Mahmoud Yousef
Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning

Saty Raghavachary, Jeffrey Miller/University of Southern California

Location: SSB 1203 – Vendor Presentation
Moderator: Belinda Copus
NSF – Funding Your Research
Michael Erlinger/Harvey Mudd College
Location: SSB 1204 – Vendor Presentation
Moderator: TBD
Meet and Greet – 6:00 to 7:00
OPO Startup
119 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301
Banquet – 7:15 to 9:30
Quintessential Dining
149 N Main St, St Charles, MO 63301
(636) 443-2211
Keynote: “Debugging Diversity: Creating Opportunities through Computer Science Education”
Sherea Dunlap, Executive Director at Create a Loop

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Clicking “Blue” session titles will open abstracts. Clicking again will close them.
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Spouse Track
Time: 9:00 – noon
Adventure in Historic Main St., St. Charles, MO
Discover St. Charles
14 MAX – Meet in SBB registration area
Time: 9:30 – 12:45
Vendor Fair – SSB First Floor Student Lounge
Tech Job Fair – Campus Center Gym
Keynote Speaker
Time: 8:30 – 9:30
Building Your Professional Brand
Jo Otey – Microsoft, LinkedIn, Online Professionalism
Location: SSB Auditorium
Poster Set-up
Time: 9:30 – 10:00
Location: SSB 1102
Sessions 10:00 to 11:00
Location: SSB 1201 – Papers
Moderator: Rick Barker
Introducing Fundamental Computer Science Concepts Through Games Design

Fei Cao, Dabin Ding, & Michelle Zhu/University of Central Missouri

Capstone as Consulting

Denise Case, Charles Hoot/Northwest Missouri State University

Location: SSB 1202 – Tutorial/Panel/Workshop
Moderator: Michael Fuszner
CyberReady StL Curriculum: Tutorial, Best Practices, and Results From Initial Deployment

Rebecca Dohrman, Paul Gross, Steve Coxon, Dustin Nadler, Chris Sellers, Christi DeMuri, & Robyn Ray/Maryville University

Location: SSB 1203 – Nifty Assignments
Moderator: Belinda Copus
An IoT Assignment Sequence

Bill Siever/Washington University in St. Louis

Applying Asymmetric Encryption Algorithm Using Kryptos

Imad Al Saeed/Saint Xavier University

Geospatial Data Handling

Saty Raghavachary / University of Southern California

Location: SSB 1102 – Student Poster Judging
Moderator: Joseph Kendall-Morwick
Room closed during judging to attendees.
Break – SSB Auditorium 11:00 – 11:45
Sessions 11:45 to 12:45
Location: SSB 1201 – Papers
Moderator: Rick Barker
Getting Ahead With a Hat: Reengineering a Computer Organization Course

Michael P. Rogers, Charles Hoot/Northwest Missouri State University

The Visible File System – An Application for Teaching File System Internals

Bruce Mechtly, Fritz Helbert, Dylan Cox, & Zachary Hastings/Washburn University

Location: SSB 1202 – Tutorial/Panel/Workshop
Moderator: Karen Kannenberg
Blended Courses in Computer Science and Information Systems Education: Adapting to Changing Educational Methods and Needs

Charles Badami, Denise Case, Nathan Eloe, Aziz Fellah, Doug Hawley, Charles Hoot, & Diana Linville/Northwest Missouri State University

Location: SSB 1203 – Student Papers
Moderator: Scott Sigman
Using Hyper-Heuristics To Solve The Job Shop Scheduling Problem
Benjamin Valpey, Adam Case (Advisor)
Drake University

Database Costs and Savings Plan
Zachary Theiss and Kendall Bingham (Advisor)
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Location: SSB 1102 – Student Poster Viewing
Moderator: Joseph Kendall-Morwick
Student posters are open for attendees to view and talk with student researchers.
Session 12:45 to 1:00
Student Poster / Paper Award Ceremony
Location: SSB Auditorium
Session 1:00 to 2:00
CCSC Business Meeting and Luncheon
Location: SSB Auditorium

Programming Contest Meeting and Lunch
Location: SSB 1102

Session 2:00 to 3:00
CSTA Meeting
Location: SSB 1204
Session 2:00 to 6:00
Student Programming Contest
Location: Tech: 112, 114, 201, 203, 206, 214, 216

 In Cooperation With ACM/SIGCSE
CCSC-CP would like to thank Upsilon Pi Epsilon for their support of student activities.

The CCSC-Central Plains 2019 Conference Committee would like to thank the Cerner Corporation for its generous donation to support our student programming contest and K-12 attendees.

Cerner Corporatuib

We would also like to thank our national partners:

GitHub Logo

Google for Education Logo

Koding Labs logo

Mercury logo

Mercy College logo

National Center for Women logo

NSF logo

Teradata logo

Turingsvraft logo

zyBooks logo

2019 CCSC-CP Conference Acknowledgements

Rex McKanry, Chair, 2019 Conference Chair
St. Charles Community College

Chetan Jaiswal, Co- Chair, 2020 Conference Chair
Truman State University

Judy Mullins, Regional CCSC Representative
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Diana Linville, Regional CCSC Secretary, K-12 Outreach
Northwest Missouri State University

Denise Case, Regional CCSC Treasurer
Northwest Missouri State University

Bin (Crystal) Peng, Regional CCSC Editor
Park University

Tim DeClue, K-12 Outreach
Southwest Baptist University

Ron McCleary, Registrar, Membership Chair
Panels, Tutorials and Workshops

Scott Bell, 2018 Conference Chair
Northwest Missouri State University

Michael Rogers, Regional CCSC Webmaster, Publicity
Northwest Missouri State University

Scott Bell, Conference Papers Co-Chair
Northwest Missouri State University

Ajay Bandi, Conference Papers Co-Chair, Student Papers
Northwest Missouri State University

David Heise, Submission System Admin Emeritus
Lincoln University

Mahmoud Yousef, Nifty Assignments
University of Central Missouri

Charles Hoot, Student Programming Contest
Northwest Missouri State University

Kendall Bingham, Lightning Talks
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Joseph Kendall-Morwick, Student Poster Contest
Missouri Western University

This section will provide any updates and changes to the schedule throughout the conference. Room changes and cancellation’s will be posted here.

4/6 10:28 am – Just a reminder to have your teams register at the front desk if not already and pick up the badges and that Students Lunch will be in SSB 1102 and Faculty/Vendor/Staff lunch will be in the SSB Auditorium.

4/5 10:37 am – Parking for the OPO Meet and Greet and dinner is available behind the OPO building. Access can be gained from Second St. The OPO is at 119 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301.