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School of Engineering Website Rework

As many aspects of life return to normal here at Shippensburg University, major updates to the website are being processed. The website is being restructured to phase out the COVID-19 specific content without losing information which is still relevant. Items, such as the lab access request form and usage procedures, are being updated.


Updated Access to Specialty Servers

With the transition to distance learning, we have made some changes to our network configuration. Students will no longer need an active VPN connection to access services such as Gitlab, YouTrack and key software licensing when operating remotely. For students unable to run essential software packages, remote desktop access (RDP) will be provided and assigned as needed. Please monitor your email and the Coronavirus section of the website for more details.


COVID-19 Important Information

We will be adding detailed information on how to access resources and get assistance during the next few weeks. For general SHIP.EDU information, please go to http://www.ship.edu/coronavirus/instructions/ For School of Engineering specific information, please see https://www.engr.ship.edu/coronavirus/


Programming Team is Making Headway!

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


Turn to the Duck Side

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!


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