Individual faculty attention

For his senior capstone project, this student designed and implemented a system that allows video games to tailor their difficulty level to the individual user.

CS majors at Senior Project Day

Some CS majors enjoy a job well done.

Computer Engineering

Students can major in Computer Engineering, which emphasizes the core parts of both Electrical Engineering and CS. Here, a Computer Engineering major discusses his capstone project.

Prof. Kristina Striegnitz

Prof. Kristina Striegnitz works with students in the field of Natural Language Processing, which involves computers being able to understand human speech and gesturing.

Summer research opportunities

Students can apply for 8-week summer research projects with faculty. Even first-year students can get involved early on with cutting-edge research.

CS and Art? Yes!

Students in CS are encouraged to use their knowledge in other disciplines. Here, a senior displays his capstone project combining CS with the Visual Arts.

CSc 104: Robots Rule!

Students in the robotics-themed introductory course assemble robots and use them in programming exercises.

Pretty in pink: robot version

A robot used in CSc 104: Robots Rule! It is our robotics-themed introductory course.

CS-Art interdisciplinary major

Carley Jacobson, '10 graduated with an interdisciplinary major in both Computer Science and Visual Arts. She is now Community Relations Manager at

Prof. John Rieffel

Prof. John Rieffel researches in the area of robotics. He has involved many students in his research, with some helping to write peer-reviewed published papers.

Students and Robots

Students team up for a search-and-rescue project in an upper-level robotics course.

Pioneer on patrol

A student controls a Pioneer robot in the new Wold center for Science and Engineering.

Prof. Cass advises a student

Prof. Aaron Cass works with a summer student on research in Human-Computer Interaction.

Computer Engg. student & poster

All CS and Computer Engineering students create and explain a research poster on Senior Project Day.

Senior Project Day

A senior presents his capstone project work to faculty and a fellow student.

Team-based projects

Students in upper-level courses collaborate in larger projects, simulating what happens in industry.

Prof. Aaron Cass

Prof. Aaron Cass researches in the field of Software Engineering as well as Human-Computer Interaction.

Robot Rescue

A project in the upper-level course on robotics uses both airborne robots and a Pioneer (pictured here) to perform autonomous search and rescue of other robots.

Oh, the places Wii will go...

This senior project involved disassembling the sensor bar from a Wii gaming system and using it to produce a motion and position-sensing system for the human arm.

Prof. Hedrick and student

Prof. Jim Hedrick of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department converses with a CS-Art interdisciplinary major.

Robots in flight

An airborne robot is used in a search-and-rescue project in CSc 325: Robotics.

CSc 106: Can Computers Think?

Students often collaborate in classes on small exercises where they can learn from the instructor and each other.

Prof. Striegnitz teaches a class

Union CS has different introductory courses with different themes like robotics, art, gaming, and artificial intelligence (pictured here). All of them give the same solid foundation of CS principles.

Students and Industry interact

Industry leaders are also invited to Senior Project Day, and converse with students about their projects.

Look! Up in the sky!

A staff member has some fun with an iPod-controlled airborne robot.

Matt Anderson in CSC335 w/ T-Rex

Women and Computing

Union CS takes pride in its endeavors to attract more women into the field. Between 2009-2011, enrollments in the non-engineering introductory courses have an average of 33% women.