CSEMS -Class Activities
Fall 2003

Wed Nov. 5
A presentation by Mr. Tim Racz of the Department of Computer Science and Mr. John Foley of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian.
Title:  "Internships in CS and Mathematics"

The PowerPoint presentation of Tim's talk can be found at here. Also, a short page on different internships is saved here

Wed Oct. 29
A talk by Professor Kenneth Jacker of the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian. Title: "Discrete-Time Signal Processing (DSP)"

Professor Jacker's presentation in PDF format is available _here _.

Wed Oct. 22
A presentation by Dr. Richard Gray of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian.
Title:  "Analysis of Stellar Spectra"

The PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Gray's talk can be found here.

Wed Oct. 1
A presentation by Dr. Barry Kurtz of the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian.
Title:  "The QUIVER Quizzing System"

The PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Kurtz's talk can be found here.

Wed Sept. 24
A presentation by Dr. Ray Russell of the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian.
Title:  "The joys of starting a small computing-related business"?

The PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Russell's talk can be found here.

Wed Sept. 17
A presentation by Dr. Cindy Norris of the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian.
Title:  Women in Computer Science and MAthematics.

The PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Norris's talk can be found here.

Wed Sept. 10
A presentation by Dr. Fenwick of the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian.

Title:  Agile Software Development
              (How Flexible Are Your Fingers?)

Dr. Fenwick gave an introduction to the emergent software development methodologies that are collectively referred to as agile methods.

"Debugging is anticipated with distaste, performed with reluctance, and bragged about forever."
-- Anonymous

The PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Fenwick's talk can be found here.

Wed Sept. 3
Learning Styles.  Students took a quiz to find out their learning styles based on the study by Barabara A. Soloman and Richard M. Felder of the North Carolina State University.  The quiz, scoring sheet, and the Index of Learning Styles can be found at:  Learning Styles

Wed Aug. 27
Syllabus, Building Five mentoring groups with 4 member in each group

Group 1: CoreDump
Leader(s) - Chris Sholar (CS) and Gary Kreahling (CS)
Members: Patrick Wiggins (CS)  and Jess Styles(Math)

Group 2: 42
Leader(s) - Jackie Holland (CS) and Brent Woodruff (Math)
Members: Sholanda Goodwin (CS) and Dan Quigley (CS)

Group 3:
Leader(s) - Chris Ellsworth (CS) and Mellissa Morgansen (Math)
Members: Keith Fancher (CS) and Jane Butts (Math)

Group 4: Zappa
Leader(s) - Tim Racz (CS) and Jeremiah Hollstrom (Math)
Members: Celes Alexander (Math) and Kendell Brooks (CS)

Group 5: Monkey
Leader(s) - Elizabeth Duea (CS) and Mike Dooraghi (Math)
Members: Sarah Handerson (CS) and Chris Flanigan(CS)