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.
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.
Students in the robotics-themed introductory course assemble robots and use them in programming exercises.
A student controls a Pioneer robot in the new Wold center for Science and Engineering.
Students team up for a search-and-rescue project in an upper-level robotics course.
Prof. Aaron Cass works with a summer student on research in Human-Computer Interaction.
A robot used in CSc 104: Robots Rule! It is our robotics-themed introductory course.
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.
Students can apply for 8-week summer research projects with faculty. Even first-year students can get involved early on with cutting-edge research.
All CS and Computer Engineering students create and explain a research poster on Senior Project Day.
Some CS majors enjoy a job well done.
Industry leaders are also invited to Senior Project Day, and converse with students about their projects.
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.
A staff member has some fun with an iPod-controlled airborne robot.
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.
Prof. Aaron Cass researches in the field of Software Engineering as well as Human-Computer Interaction.
Students in upper-level courses collaborate in larger projects, simulating what happens in industry.
A senior presents his capstone project work to faculty and a fellow student.
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 often collaborate in classes on small exercises where they can learn from the instructor and each other.
Prof. Kristina Striegnitz works with students in the field of Natural Language Processing, which involves computers being able to understand human speech and gesturing.
Prof. Jim Hedrick of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department converses with a 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 Instructables.com.
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.
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.
An airborne robot is used in a search-and-rescue project in CSc 325: Robotics.