Thursday, March 5, 2020

USF Students Compete in the ACCA Data Science Competition

On Saturday November 9th, 2019, eight students from the Computer Science Department to build their Data Science skills and add to their resumes.   The USF1 team was Rich Zielinski (CS), Anna Nguyen(MCS), Matt Hamilton (IT), and Kacper Dudzinski (CS & Math).   The USF2 team was Ian Bond (CS), Erick Tenorio (MCS), Philip Kiska(CS) and Joe LePage(CS).
Team USF 1

Getting ready

Team USF 2
Prepping for the competition

Faring well at the Club Fair

Ian Bond, President of the USF Computer Club, manned the table at the USF Fall Club Fair on September 4, 2019 to promote the upcoming year of activities and the benefits of being part of club that is staying on top of technology.   Some of the upcoming events:
 Club PC Build
     Building a computer to support the club's Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift Gaming Night
Hard Drive Erasing
    The clubs' green event and service event.
Movie Night
    Top Secret Rosies: The Female "Computers" of WWII

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Annual Alumni - Student Event

The Computer Science Department’s Annual
Alumni/Student Interview and Resume Tips Event
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Room A102
St. Albert's Hall

It’s time for our tradition! This is #12.  It's always a lot of fun. A great chance to reconnect with others who went to USF (or College of St. Francis). A chance for students, to connect with alumni to talk about the interview and resume process for those who are looking for programming or IT jobs and internships. 

We look to alumni to share their experiences because we value their expertise.

From last year's event
Students should bring their resumes so they can get expert advice on how to best present a good technical resume. If we have students and alumni who'd like to participate, we can also hold mock interviews. Over the years our alumni have made a number of great suggestions. I'm attaching the document that we've developed over the years.

Of course there will also be time to meet and chat with everyone. You can look forward to another fun evening.

We'll acknowledge our student successes and our department news and upcoming events.
We also have a special reason to gather this year.  We’re bidding farewell to St. AL’s.
The wrecking ball should have at it after commencement this year.  Everyone who took computer courses has spent a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in these halls so let’s say good-bye before he’s gone.
St Albert Hall - back in the day!
This is an informal discussion, a sharing of insights and tips, so we'll provide some snacks and beverages.

We would really like to have you join us to share your knowledge. Because of the informal nature of the program, please consider dropping in even if you can't make it right at 6:30 PM or if you have to leave early.

We'll announce our Meritorious Service Award Winner, and the newest members of the Epsilon Delta Pi Honor Society.   We’ll have our Senior Project Team give you some hints as to what’s up with them.

Our USF Computer Club will tell you what they’ve been up to and they may bring along the Oculus Rift they purchased so our alumni can have a VR experience.

Our thanks to the Alumni Association and the USF Computer Club for their support for this event.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lots of treats and little tricks.

To get in the mood for a Halloween celebration, the USF Computer Club hosted an open membership meeting on Oct 29 at 5:30 PM followed by the VR Halloween party.


The club membership discussed upcoming events and plans then moved onto the important agenda item, pizza, soft drinks and VR. 

The club has invested in an Oculus Rift + Touch VR system.  

Everyone had a chance to try out a game donated by Anthony Derusha, club president, IT 2019.   The evening was a great success.   And future VR events will be planned.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Pizza, Popcorn, Movie!

In our stadium seating setting, a group of technology fans watched the screening of Ready Player One in all its Blu-ray splendor.   As we approach a world where VR is becoming more prevalent, what awaits us? 

Ready Player One offered one possibility.

USF Computer Club - Involved!

The 2018 Student Involvement Fair was hosted on the quad on Wednesday, Sept 5, from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Anthony Derusha, IT, 2019, and Computer Club president, manned our shared table with AfterMath  Brendan Miller, Math, 2019, CS minor and AfterMath president.    Cordie Johnson, IT 2022 was able to help out for the last half hour so neither Anthony nor Cordie missed classes.

The USF Computer Club will cohost with AfterMath a movie event on Sept 6,  Ready Player One.   We will also cohost a Gaming night on Nov 7th with AfterMath.

A Hard Drive Erasing service is being offered on Oct 3rd,  3 - 5 PM in A102, St Albert Hall.   This is our green event and our service event, as we will educate people on what occurs during the erasing of a drive and how this enables them to recycle their machines safely.

Having some fun with the photographer at the Involvement Fair

Two 3-D printing events are planned.   On Oct 23 - How to design an object for 3D printing.   On Nov 13th - How to use the 3D printer.

A LinkedIn event on creating profiles and connecting with others is planned, the tentative date is Jan 19, 2019.

The Alumni/Student Networking event is planned in April, date to be determined.

In Spring another Hard Drive Erasing service will occur at the Bluestem Festival on May 19.

Get involved with the USF Computer Club!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Class of 2018

Congratulations Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics Graduates of the University of St. Francis.

(L to R) Derek, Tim, Ruth, Zach, Meera, Ben, Vicky, Johnathan, Irma

On May 5th, 2018, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science was awarded to Meera Chouhan, Derek Ryan Dailey, and Zachery Michael Watts.   A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology was awarded to Benjamin Ray Knight.  A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics was awarded to Timothy Daniel Delacy, Johnathan Richard Marquardt, and Irma Veronica Sandoval Vizcaino.  Irma was also the University of St Francis Lincoln Laureate winner for 2018 and represented the school at a special session in Springfield.

We're proud to have you as our newest Alumni.

Professors Vicky Lewis and Ruth Weldon corralled the students for a brief photo-op after the ceremony.