Geraldine Jenny, assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood development, presented "The impact of International Service Learning on Undergraduate Students Serving in a Third World Country" at the National Social Science and Technology Conference in Las Vegas. This qualitative research was based on a service-learning trip with college students to the "Home for Leper's Children" in Bhogpur, India.
Computer science majors: Christopher Spack from Lyndora, Kyle Messner from New Bloomfield and Michael Tasota from Pittsburgh placed second in a statewide programming contest hosted at Millersville University. The contest, part of the 27th Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators, pitted 22 teams from across the state in a contest to solve the most problems in the time allotted. Student teams are challenged to understand, and then design and implement a solution for a set of seven problems. The computer science team, Rock On, solved three of the seven problems correctly in four hours. Paul Mullins, computer science professor and team adviser, accompanied the team.
Team alternate and paper co-author Bryan Learn, a computer science major from Vandergrift, assisted David Valentine, professor of computer science, in presenting “How Can We Introduce Parallel Programming and HPC Into The Undergraduate Curriculum?”
Stephen Larson, assistant professor of computer science, presented the paper “Evaluating Skill Predictors In Software Proficiency.”
Maria Harrington, assistant professor of computer science, led discussion sessions at the conference on “Virtual SRU: How a Project Management Class used Google Earth and Google Sketch-up” and “Video Game Development: Overview of the Torque 3D Educational Site License.”
PACISE is a professional organization representing faculty in all areas of computing and computing education in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.