CWUComputer Science NewsComputer Science News 2014 Code Challenge, 06 Mar 2014 09:24:23<p>The CS code challenge for March 2014 has been posted to the following URL:<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>The first person to submit a correct program will receive a $20 gift certificate to the CWU bookstore, and will have his or her name displayed on the new department monitor now up in the hallway on the second floor of Hebeler.</p><p>Please contact Filip Jagodzinski at <a href=""></a> / (509)963-1435 / Office: Hebeler 214E.</p><p>GOOD LUCK!</p>CWU Student Creates Revolutionary Text-to-Speech Reader, 11 Dec 2013 11:49:35<p><img alt="" src="/computer-science/sites/" style="width: 128px; height: 128px;"></p><p>Spencer Graffe, a senior in Central Washington University’s Computer Science Program, has helped develop Central Access Reader (CAR), a free computerized text-to-speech reader program that has attracted attention of institutions across the nation.</p><br><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Marshall Sunnes, Central Access program coordinator and Wendy Holden, Disability and Accessibility Consultant, collaborated to determine what the program should be, how it should look, and what features were most important to include. Graffe had the skills to make it happen.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The program, developed as a tool to assist students with print-related disabilities—those with visual impairments, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, or other conditions—reads documents that other text-readers can’t handle, especially those with equations or symbols.</span></p><p>The program started as a computer science class capstone project. Central Access, CWU’s department that makes educational materials accessible to people with disabilities, hired Graffe to continue to work on the program after the project ended. The Central Access Reader has attracted the attention of schools across the country. In recent weeks, Sunnes&nbsp;has received inquiries about the program from numerous institutions, including MIT and Harvard.&nbsp;<br><br>In addition to an intuitive user interface and simple customizations, the program is able to read documents that contain symbols from geometry and trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, math, logic, or statistics. Sophomore Justin Wilson, another computer science major, refined its math-reading abilities. The powerful, yet simple, interface allows the user to customize how the text looks and sounds.<br><br>The program is being installed on both Macs and PCs at CWU and is currently being used by both students and faculty. The program can be downloaded free at</p><p>Central Access serves not only the university community, but also provides materials to institutions and schools across the country. Central Access leads the industry in offering accessible products, including electronic text, Braille, and tactile graphics.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p>Holiday Celebration, 02 Dec 2013 15:22:16<p>Thursday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Hebeler Hall, Room 218</p>Department Newsletters, 02 Dec 2013 15:13:48<p><a href="/computer-science/sites/" target="_blank">Fall 2013 - Newsletter </a></p>Garret Bolton's Thesis Proposal, 11 Oct 2013 14:20:21<p>Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm in Hebeler 106. The proposed area of research is Mountain Pass Finder Algorithm.</p>Brian Orndorff and Professor Filip Jagodzinski attended the ACM-BCB conference in Washington D.C., 11 Oct 2013 13:43:32<p>Computer Science undergraduate student Brian Orndorff and Professor Filip Jagodzinski attended the ACM-BCB conference in Washington D.C. in September. Brian presented the accepted paper, "A Combined Molecular Dynamics, Rigidity Analysis Approach for Studying Protein Complexes." Filip and Brian are conducting interdisciplinary research that relies on using mathematical and computer science tools to understand important structural properties of biomolecules.</p>CS Students Win SOURCE Awards, 21 May 2013 13:52:25<p>You are welcome to join us in supporting our CS presenters at the on-campus award ceremony this Wednesday at noon in the pit in the SURC. Also, Dr. Jagodzinski is nominated as SOURCE 2013 mentor of the year!</p><p>And the winners in CS are......</p><p>BEST ORAL PRESENTATION AWARDS</p><p>Creation Assistant for Easy Assignment<br>Burton, Hank; Brooks, Marshall; Canada, Justin<br>Faculty Mentor: John Anvik, Computer Science</p><p>BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS</p><p>Rigidity Analysis of Protein-­‐Ligand Conformations Generated by Molecular Dynamics<br>Orndorff, Brian<br>Faculty Mentor: Filip Jagodzinski, Computer Science</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>CS Student Celebration May 30th, 17 May 2013 14:42:39<p>CS majors, minors and pre-majors: Join us for a pizza party on Thursday, May 30th from 11:30AM-12:30PM. We will be honoring our graduates and celebrating another year accomplished!</p>CS Advising Sessions Begin May 6th, 30 Apr 2013 15:57:26<p>Sign up is now available for advising sessions for summer and fall course registration. These sessions last 20 minutes and will provide you with permission codes needed for CS courses.</p><p>Sessions are held in Hebeler 219 Conference. Dates/times are on the CS calendar on the right. May 6 - May 31.</p>ACM Student Club meets Weds. 4 PM, 10 Jan 2013 15:10:41<p>Association for Computing Machinery has a CWU student club chapter. This active group meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Hebeler 218 and welcomes new members. See their website at</p>