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Department of Computer Science News

Saturday 1 May 2010 "Computer Science Discovery Day"

Posted Apr. 14, 2010

What: Computer Science Discovery Day
Who:  for Accepted Students, Prospective Students, and Interested Students
When: 9:40am - 3:00pm, Saturday 1 May 2010
Where: various locations in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building

Dear Accepted Students, Prospective Students, and Interested Students,

On Saturday, 1 May 2010, the Computer Science Department at Kent State University is hosting a "Computer Science Discovery Day" when you, your friends, and your family members may learn more about the exciting possibilities of studying computer science at Kent State University.

The activities will begin at 10:00am (Registration begins at 9:40am) in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building, which is adjacent to the first parking lot east of the Student Center parking lot on Summit Street. This is the building with the famous wavy roof!  Directions to our building 

A schedule of activities is given below. For planning purposes, we would appreciate knowing if you are coming and how many will come with you, but we want you to come whether or not you contact us before coming. If you have questions about the day, or want to let us know you are coming, you may call Ms. Jeannette Carlson at 330-672-9980 or email her at

We look forward to having you, your friends, and family join us Saturday, 1 May 2010.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Rothstein, Discovery Day Organizer
Robert Walker, Department Chair


Computer Science Discovery Day  
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Tentative Schedule

9:40 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee  
10:00 – 10:20 Welcome – Tim Moore, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences  
10:20 – 10:45 Comments with Q&A by CS Alumnus Michael Kovacs of J. M. Smucker  
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 – 11:30 Overview of Curriculum – Dale Haverstock  
11:30 – 12:15 Web Design and Programming Track – Prof. Paul Wang  
                    Information Security Track – Prof. Michael Rothstein  
                       Game Programming Track – Prof. Arden Ruttan  
12:15 – 1:00 Pizza Lunch  
1:00 – 1:20 Additional Comments by CS Student Craig Stewart  
1:20 – 1:40 Should I Choose Computer Science or Computer Information Systems or 
                   Computer Engineering?  – Q&A Session with Prof. Arden Ruttan  
1:40 – 2:15 Building / Lab Tours