Computer Information Sciences

Student Activities

Student Computing Association

Washburn University Student Computing Association (WUSCA) is a organization that is directed by CIS faculty and comprised of students who are interested in computing technologies. Association members meet on a regular basis.  We invite speakers from the industry, discuss the current trend of computing, and hold fun activities such as picnics.  For more informaiton, please contact the Association officials:

President:  Haskell McRavin 
Vice President: Eric Schmar
Treasurer: Salvador Lopez Jr.
Faculty Advisor: Rick Barker


Student Research

Publications:

Hezekiah J. Phelps, Jacob Dobler, Zachery T. Glenn, Dr. Wenying Sun (2013), “The Effect of Social Activities on Pair Programming: Results from an Experiment”, Issues in Information Systems, 14(1), 169-179.   See paper here

Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, Zachary E. Phillips, Dr. Wenying Sun (2013), “Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviewsand a Survey”, Issues in Information Systems, 14(1), 143-152.    See paper here

Taylor Drain, Keisha Grier, Dr. Wenying Sun (2012). “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Issues in Information Systems, 13(1), 225-231.   See paper here

Elizabeth Unrein, Delaney Fish, Joshua Boeker, Dr. Wenying Sun (2012), “Living in Denial – A Comparison of Distributed Denial of Services Mitigation Methods”, Issues in Information Systems, 13(1), 190-198.    See paper here

Awards: 

Jay Liebowitz Outstanding Student Research Award

Past Recipients:

2013
Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, and Zachary E. Phillips, Washburn University
Research Paper "Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviewsand a Survey"
Faculty Sponsor and co-author: Dr. Wenying Sun, Washburn University

2012
Taylor S. Drain & Lakeisha E. Grier, Washburn University
Reseach paper: "Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey"
Research advisor and co-author: Dr. Wenying Sun, Washburn University

Presentations:

Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, and Zachary E. Phillips, "Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviewsand a Survey", Washburn University Aperion 2013,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2013

Hezekiah J. Phelps, Jacob Dobler, Zachery T. Glenn, " The Effect of Social Activities on Pair Programming: Results from an Experiment", Washburn University Aperion 2013,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2013

Taylor S. Drain  and Lakeisha E. Grier, “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Washburn University Aperion 2012,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2012

Elizabeth Unrein and Delaney Fish, “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Washburn University Aperion 2012, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2012

Travis Shafer, Eric Russell, Eric Russell,  "The Effects on Comparing Prices with Smartphones on Consumers' Shopping Behavior", Washburn University Aperion 2012