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

Game Development

Kid Tripp, developed by Mike Burns, was featured on the front page of the App Store in August 2013 and January 2014.  It has attracted over 200,000 downloads, and received great reviews from popular gaming websites, including Destructoid and TouchArcade.  

Publications

Dr. Bruce Mechtly, Joshua Wurtz and Tyler Wade (2014), “WU-Bots, A Robot Simulator for Students,” , Journal of Computing Science in Colleges, Vol 29, No. 5.  See paper here

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 Interviews and 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

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. Sun, Washburn University

2012
Taylor S. Drain & Lakeisha E. Grier, Washburn University
Research 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. Sun, Washburn University

Presentations/Posters

Tyler Wade, "Interoperability between C++ Libraries and Python", Washburn University Aperion 2014,  faculty advisor: Dr. Schmidt

Salvador Lopez Jr., "Measuring the Size of the Government", Washburn University Aperion 2014, faculty advisor: Dr. Schmidt

Haskell McRavin, "Building and Calibrating the Kossel Mini 3D Printer", 2014, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

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

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, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Michael Burns, "Logic Gate Simulation of MARIE Instruction Set", 2013, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

Joshua Wurtz, "Implementing a Virtual Environment for Artificially Intelligent Robots, 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

Kris Antonetti, Donald Hinton, Andrew Edmonds, Matthew Calovich, "Interchange Social Network", 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

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, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

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, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Travis Shafer, Eric Russell, Eric Russell,  "The Effects on Comparing Prices with Smartphones on Consumers' Shopping Behavior", Washburn University Aperion 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun