After a couple of years of inactivity, our Programming Team is recreating itself! On March 30th, they competed in a competition at Dickinson College. Two teams competed: Huo’s Devils came in fourth solving three problems: Anthony DePaul, Steven Hetrick, and Joel Gingrich Huo’s Angels came in 18th solving two problems: Michael Permyashkin, John Gable, and Kim O’Neill This is a great start for a team that is essentially brand new! I look forward to seeing their progress as they continue to compete. The results are posted at: http://users.dickinson.edu/~braught/ProgrammingContest/sp19contest.html The problem set can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v24ldm0x0g8ibww/Problems.zip?dl=0
This semester’s swag is motivated by Rubber Duck Debugging: rubber ducks tagged for our software engineering program. They have been a great way to talk about how describing a problem out loud helps you understand it in ways that thinking alone never does. To learn more about Rubber Duck Debugging, check out https://rubberduckdebugging.com/ – a great example of a description of a valuable technique told with appropriate, nerdy humor! Our students have taken to their ducks pretty quickly! They have named them and some carry them around. We have also put some in the classrooms for general use as shared pets!
The students in the Engineering Deck (our living learning community) took some time off to shoot at each other! Laser tag was a big hit. Perhaps we need to expand this next semester.
Check out the video of our Game Development Club’s submission to MagFest! Thanks to Zach Thompson, Abe Loscher, and Chris Boyer!!! Hope it gets accepted!
Both our Software Engineering and Computer Engineering programs have received ABET accreditation!!! Check out why this matters.