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Come to the public release party for Collaboration Station, an original educational video game about the International Space Station. The party will be 5PM to 8PM on Tuesday, April 28, at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.
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Department of Computer Science - Ball State University
Colloquium Series 2014-15
Towards increasing diversity and decreasing disparities in expectations in computer science courses
A presentation by the 2014-2015 CS 239 students
During the fall and spring semesters of this academic year (in addition to the normal course material) the CS 239 (Social and Professional Issues) students explored (the lack of) diversity in Computer Science in general and specifically at BSU, and the challenges international students experience when attending BSU. This student-led presentation will convey what they discovered, and will include their recommendations of how we can collectively provide an environment where all students feel welcomed, included, and supported in the department, and how international students’ challenges can be reduced. This is especially important if we are to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities (by whatever definition) and women, who often feel like they are on the fringes.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 125
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Department of Computer Science - Ball State UniversityColloquium Series 2014-15
CS Seniors Honors Thesis Presentations
Hold on a Second: Social media and the resurgence of documenting one's life
The notion of chronicling, whether it be facilitated through journal, diary, log, or other means, has helped to map the past. Today, social media and other digital platforms are helping to do the same for the future. Such technologies are quickly reworking the landscapes of our lives. These tools can be used to promote introspection and offer a degree of accessibility that is unparalleled. Hold on a Second discusses the theory behind this concept, while simultaneously exploring this idea in action.
The legacy that is left by the current generation will likely not be written on paper -- nor will it necessarily be documented posthumously. The collective masses are, without encouragement or filter, actively writing their own memoirs.
The User’s Guide to Computer Security
In the growing world of personal computing, a major area of concern is security. As more services move online to the cloud, the need to secure the exchange of private personal data grows. Many home users of computers do not understand the proper measures that must be taken to stay safe online. With simple knowledge of how malware, hacking, and other forms of attacks online work, many of these photos would not have been leaked. The intent is to help the everyday computer user remain safe online. The target audience is individuals that have concerns about online security, and are looking to gain knowledge about how their personal data can be compromised, along with what they can do to ensure their online security.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 122
New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS