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This is a reference for topics to discuss at Open House
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==Academics==
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Usually Jeanna talks to prospective students and families for part of the session on the academic side of CS at Clarkson. This includes
Computer Science at Clarkson
 
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a overview of the curriculum, the CS faculty, and highlights of going into CS.
4 Options
 
Things in common to all
 
CS
 
Intro to CS I and II
 
Computer Organization, Operating Systems
 
Advanced Programming Concepts in Java, Programming Languages
 
Algorithms and Data Structures
 
Software Design and Development
 
Automata Theory and Formal Languages
 
Math - Calculus, Foundations, Applied Linear Algebra, Statistics
 
Science - Physics, Chemistry, or Biology
 
General Option
 
Two of: Compilers, Networks, Database Systems
 
Software Design and Development Option
 
Formal Methods for Program Verification
 
HCI
 
Database Systems
 
Software Engineering (EE dept.)
 
One of: Compilers, Networks
 
IT Option:
 
Networks
 
Database Systems
 
Software Development for the Web
 
Database Administration (IS)
 
Introduction to Web Design
 
Univ Web System Administration
 
Research:
 
Compilers
 
Computer Algorithms
 
   
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==COSI==
Extra Opportunities at Clarkson: Applied Computer Science Labs
 
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A good amount of COSI members stand in front of the lab to discuss the experiences that are gained in COSI. We begin by going down the line
COSI, ITL, VR
 
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and introducing your name, year, major, and interests in CS. Following, we have a Q&A session to have people ask questions about COSI or Clarkson
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in General.
   
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Many topics usually brought up include:
 
What is COSI?
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* What is COSI
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* Weekly Meetings
Clarkson Open Source Institute
 
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* Internship opportunities
 
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* Research opportunities
What is "Open Source?
 
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* Differences between CS & Software Engineering
Open source is a set of principles and practices on how to write software, the most important of which is that the source code (the human-readable version of the machine-readable program) is openly available. To be truly open source, the source code must not only be freely available, but the terms of the license agreement must allow users to make modifications to the program themselves.
 
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* Projects going on in the labs
 
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* why did we choose Clarkson (many say because of COSI)
Examples:
 
Windows -> Linux
 
Microsoft Office -> Open Office
 
Internet Explorer -> Firefox
 
Adobe Illustrator -> InkScape
 
AIM -> Pidgin
 
Microsoft Visual Studio -> Eclipse
 
Dreamweaver -> NVU
 
 
Advantages of Open Source Software
 
Can look at how the programs work
 
Can actually check for security issues
 
Free
 
Can make any changes
 
 
What we do:
 
Contribute to Open Source Projects
 
Because the products are, in general, free, there aren't huge corporations of developers behind most open source projects unlike their proprietary alternatives, so communities of programers form to support the projects.
 
 
Examples:
 
Mirror
 
 
Start our own Open Source Projects
 
When there isn't a good open source solution example, or want to learn something, members can start their own open source project.
 
 
Examples:
 
OSP
 
WikiWideWeb
 
Virtual Atlas
 
 
Preform Research
 
Preform CS-related research
 
 
Examples:
 
Virtualization Benchmarking
 
Power Usage
 
Honeypot
 
Cloud Storage (Jeanna, Wenjin, and Tao)
 
 
Enter Contests
 
Enter (and usually win) various programming contest
 
 
Examples:
 
IBM Master the Mainframe (Several Stage 2 Wins, Lots of Stage 1 Wins)
 
TuxMaster
 
VMAppliance
 
Android ("Win Pending")
 
 
Infrastructure
 
Maintain a stable environment for classes, projects, and student users
 
 
Examples:
 
Networking
 
VMs, Storage, Backups
 
Website
 
Docs
 
Lab Build
 
 
Weekly Meetings
 
Lightning Talks
 
Project Status
 
Presentations
 
 
Presentation Series
 
 
Why they should come to Clarkson:
 
Hands-on Experience through the labs
 
Presentations (e.g. Usenix)
 
Books
 
 
Extensive Alumni Network (in general and through the labs)
 
Happy to offer good advice about what to do with your education
 
Helpful when looking for a job
 
 
Access to Research/Project Research (through Honors program or the Labs)
 
If you want to work on an academic project or personal project with academic features, you have access to tons of physical resources
 
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Latest revision as of 12:35, 6 January 2017

This is a reference for topics to discuss at Open House

Academics

Usually Jeanna talks to prospective students and families for part of the session on the academic side of CS at Clarkson. This includes a overview of the curriculum, the CS faculty, and highlights of going into CS.

COSI

A good amount of COSI members stand in front of the lab to discuss the experiences that are gained in COSI. We begin by going down the line and introducing your name, year, major, and interests in CS. Following, we have a Q&A session to have people ask questions about COSI or Clarkson in General.

Many topics usually brought up include:

  • What is COSI
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Internship opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Differences between CS & Software Engineering
  • Projects going on in the labs
  • why did we choose Clarkson (many say because of COSI)