Eastern Michigan University, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education presented its Sixth Annual High School Programming Competition on November 15, 2014.
The competition attracted 162 students (58 teams) from several high schools and regional schools throughout the state. Teams of students at two levels of expertise (beginner and advanced) competed by attempting to find successful solutions to six programming problems. The students were able to program in Java or C++. The students submitted their programs to an automated grading system, which was written in-house at EMU for the competition.
The top six teams for the advanced level: 1) Midland H.S.; 2-5) Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center taking the next four spots; 6) Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S. come in sixth.
The top six teams for the beginner level: 1) Troy Athens H.S.; 2) Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S.; 3) Troy Athens H.S.; 4) Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center; 5-6) Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S. came in fifth and sixth;
The competition had support from the the Department of Computer Science and its faculty, Eastern Michigan University’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean Venner, Systems in Motion, Valassis Communications, Inc., and Auto-Owners Insurance.
A word from Nicole Arruda:
Dear EMU CS:
Your Computer Science club, Java++, is hosting Dynaspace (nee Compuware) tomorrow, Wednesday at 3:30 pm. Lauren Gayda, Dynatrace’s University Recruiter, will be talking about their Application Performance Management technology and its capabilities.
This is a recruitment event, and Dynaspace will be accepting resumes. We’ll be in room 323 Pray-Harrold, and refreshments will be served.
I hope to see you all there!
Greetings potential job seekers,
Auto Owners Insurance Company will be giving a presentation this coming Wednesday, September 24th from 3:30-4:30 in room 323 Pray Harold. They will be discussing potential job opportunities for students and giving an overview of some of the projects that they work on. The will also be eagerly accepting your resumes!
Please do come. A good showing of our students will be good for you, as you may land a slick new job, but also good for the department. If lots of us show up then they (and other employers) will be excited to come back and continually tap our talent pool.
Oh, and they are also providing pizza and soda. So you at least get a free meal out of it.
I hope to see you all there,
We at Fanzoo Technology in Ann Arbor are looking for a student in the Computer Science department to fill a position at our company. The applicant need not have professional experience, but must be willing to learn, have a drive for improving the company, and some knowledge of web development. Information about the position is available here:
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to get hands-on experience and learn from seasoned developers in a fun, helpful environment. A student’s input and opinions will be valued, and hours can be flexible.
We would appreciate if you could pass on this job posting to the students in the Computer Science department and make them aware of the position.
Jeff Fansler, Alex Zolynsky, and Fanzoo Technology
Please forward this along to any students who might be interested. Thanks.
Greetings future EMU Computer Science alumni! My name is Leonard Kinnaird-Heether, and I am a graduate of the EMU Computer Science Department (B.S. ’05, M.S. ’08.) I am also an employee at Ford Motor Company, and I’m writing to inform you that Ford IT Ford College Graduate program is currently taking applications for employment starting in 2015.
The Ford College Graduate (FCG) program provides entry-level positions for recent graduates(of either a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. program,) and is structured to allow new employees the ability to explore a variety of positions within IT at Ford Motor Company. Each FCG is allowed to participate in multiple year-long rotational assignments over their first few years with the company. This enables the new employee to sample various types of employment around the company, so that they may gain a better understanding of what direction they believe their career in IT should take. Because it is a program designed for recent grads, several start dates are offered over the course of the year to correspond with the most common graduation periods. The hiring process will begin very soon, so if you are interested please apply sooner than later.
Here is a link to the online job application (if the link is broken search for the job using the Auto Req ID: 13059BR):
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in a career at Ford Motor Company, I have also enclosed a link at the end of this message to the online job application.
Thanks for your time, and I wish you the best of luck in your search for employment.
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
Plant Floor – Manufacturing Systems
Ford Motor Company
Hi Women in Computer Science & Friends!
You’re invited to a Special Kick-Off Meeting for the Women in Computer Science Club.
THIS WEDNESDAY @ 4pm
Pray-Harrold, Room 514
We’ll be explaining what our organization does, what our plans are for the year, and how you can get involved. This is a great opportunity for you to meet women in computer science and encourage more girls and women to get involved in our field.
Also, there will be delicious food.
Just to be clear, we don’t exclude men. If you are a man who supports the idea of getting more women involved with computer science, we’d love for you to come!
Questions? Please reach out to our club president, Jamie, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women in Computer Science @ EMU
Representatives from Systems in Motion (SIM) , Menlo Innovations and the Moxie Group will be there to inform us about skills, job opportunities and internships. It is strongly suggested that you BRING YOUR RESUME. We will meet in room 520 PH. This is a great opportunity.
Women in Computer Science (WiCS) Club presents :
GE Talk- Wednesday April 2, 2014 3:30pm in 219 Pray-Harrold
Paulette Avolio is a Validation Manager at GE Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center (AMSTC) here in Michigan. She is an MSU graduate with degrees in Computer Science, Biology, and Communication. She will be talking to students regarding the role of IT in GE’s tech center and opportunities for summer internships and permanent employment at GE.
A word from Dr. Narayanan:
Would you please post this link (regarding volunteer opportunities) in the blog.