2023 Math/CS Day
Math/CS Day – Math & Computer Science Day is a celebration of great ideas and problems in mathematics and programming. As part of the event there is a high school programming contest that Programming Team Club helps organize with Dr. Girard. This year 15 different high school programming teams attempted to solve problems created by the Programming Team Club. The winners were Hempfield Team Two with Third place, Cedar Crest Team One with Second place, and Lower Dauphin Team One with First place.
Mechanical Engineering Field Trip
On April 05, 2023, Mechanical Engineering junior undergraduate students of Shippensburg University (class of 2024) visited N.E. Reihart & Sons, Inc., a steel fabricator and machine shop located in Huntingdon, PA. The field trip was organized by Dr. Joao Dias, Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering as part of the schedule of the MECH 310 – Manufacturing Processes classes. During the visit, the students had the opportunity to see the operation of modern manufacturing processes based on automation for industrial-scale production.
Special thanks to Jody Burdge, Secretary of the School of Engineering, who kindly volunteered to drive the students to the visit site!
Emergency MFA Bypass – Live
The emergency MFA Bypass utility is now live for currently active students. To use this method, students must have access to their SHIP.EDU email as it is used to validate their identity. Once initiated, students will receive an email addressed to their SHIP.EDU email account containing a personalized link for initiating the bypass process. Students will have one hour to use this link and initiate the process before the code expires. Once the process has been initiated, students will only have 5 minutes to log into their sponsored GMail account. Once logged in, they will be prompted to configure their MFA setting if they have not already done so.
Please note, this method has a finite number of uses so it is highly recommended that students configure MFA the first time they use this method. Students who fail to configure MFA and exceed the maximum number of uses will have their accounts terminated as they are officially failing to comply with a defined School of Engineering policy.
The link to the Bypass Request Form is:
There will be some minor modifications to the current FAQs which will include this link and a basic description of how and why it should be used.
At this time, this method can only be utilized by users who are actively enrolled at Shippensburg University. A modified system for alumni, which will require a faculty sponsor, is in tested and should be available in the next few weeks.
Emergency MFA Bypass
We understand that devices fail and as such, we are working to implement a secure method which would allow users to temporarily bypass the MFA requirement for the School of Engineering sponsored GSuite Accounts. For those users who failed to configure their accounts before the deadline of December 2nd, they will need to wait until this system is in place to regain access to their accounts.
If access is critical in order to complete an academic assignment, students should contact their professor and ask them to contact the School of Engineering’s Systems Manager on their behalf. Please include an explanation of why you failed to comply with the defined MFA deadline.
MFA Enforcement Update
The initial email on this subject included one piece of incorrect information. Unlike Azure and other cloud services, Google does not allow any account without an active MFA configuration to login once it is being enforced.
Due to this invalid information, the enforcement of MFA has been rescheduled to the end of December 2, 2022. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MFA CONFIGURED BY THEN OR YOU WILL LOSE ACCESS TO YOUR CS/ENGR ACCOUNT – NO EXCEPTIONS!
MFA Enforced For Sponsored GSuite Accounts
Multi-factor Authentication, also known as MFA, will be required for all School of Engineering GMail accounts as of November 21, 2022. While MFA has been enabled for years, it was not enforced to accommodate the less technical students enrolled in School of Engineering courses. With MFA now being enforced for all SHIP.EDU student accounts starting the Fall of 2022, we have decided that MFA is no longer optional.
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