With the millions of computing machines being used in all areas of society, it has become increasingly difficult to find jobs that are not directly or indirectly related to computing. Programmers, analysts, and technicians who service these computers should be in high demand over the next few decades.
The study of computing emphasizes problem-solving techniques which translate well into the work force in this and other disciplines. Since the computer field is constantly changing, students must learn to communicate effectively and be able to adapt to new concepts and changing technology.
Computing Sciences students at Elon have excellent access to both faculty and equipment including a wide array of computer hardware and software, and because classes are small, hands-on learning will start from day one.
Opportunities for various work and independent learning experiences that complement classroom learning are also available. Other opportunities for involvement include the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), participation in regional and local programming contests, independent study and research, and internships. Graduates pursue employment in many areas of industry, business, education, and government as well as continuing study at the graduate level.
The papers, presented at the 10th Mining Software Repositories Working Conference in San Francisco, describe two novel data sets collected, curated and freely donated to the empirical software engineering research community.
The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013) has accepted for presentation and publication the co-authored work of Elon senior David Williams and Elon assistant professor Duke Hutchings. The paper is titled "Efficiency and Device Versatility of Graphical and Textual Passwords."
Megan Squire, associate professor in the Department of Computing Sciences, has been awarded the Best Pedagogical Paper award at the International Association of Computer Information Systems 2012 conference, held Oct. 3-6 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The article, published in the International Journal of Open Source Systems and Processes, reviews the ways in which researchers use email to study the software development process.
Thomas Price ‘13 developed a mobile application for middle and high school students to create their own video games using math and science principles.