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==Academics==
Computer Science at Clarkson
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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
  4 Options
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a overview of the curriculum, the CS faculty, and highlights of going into CS.
    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
 
  
Extra Opportunities at Clarkson: Applied Computer Science Labs
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==COSI==
  COSI, ITL, VR
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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
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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
  Clarkson Open Source Institute
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* Weekly Meetings
 
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* Internship opportunities
  What is "Open Source?
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* Research opportunities
    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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* Differences between CS & Software Engineering
 
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* Projects going on in the labs
      Examples:
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* why did we choose Clarkson (many say because of COSI)
        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 11:35, 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)