Research and Industry Opportunities
Undergraduate Computer Science Research
Valpo’s undergraduate research program for computer science was established before computing and information sciences became a department distinct from mathematics and statistics.
Faculty/student joint projects date back to the 1990s, and includes work with NASA on amplification and information retention with data from the X-ray portion of the spectrum.
Multi-year research efforts often see junior or senior students helping to mentor freshmen and sophomore. For any level of student, these projects allow students to learn about the research process, which can be a key skill for both further professional development either in industry or in graduate study.
Work from these projects can be exhibited at sub-discipline specific academic forums, Valpo’s own Symposium (SOURCE), or at student-focused events like the Butler Undergraduate Research Conferences.
Selected Student Work
- Emeka, Chinedu; Jagvaral, Yesukhei; and Sukowicz, Brian, “COMPS Collaborative Chat” (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 603.
- “Virtual Laboratory for Flexural Beam Testing” – Chase Greenhagen, Ben Dillon, Benjamin, Leighton Fritze, Clarence Wallace, Henry Uchekwe; 2017.
- “Improve Scholarly Efforts in Understanding Ancient Texts using a Web Interface” – Shea Ridgeway,Isaiah Sorvaag, Christopher Evans; 2017.
- “Cross Talk, Visualizing the Dynamics of Students Interrupting Each Other in Typed Chat” – Austin Coleman, Nasser Almawash, Chinedu Emeka, Piyush Chowdri; 2016.
- Circle the Cat: A Modern Adaptation and Analysis of a Classic Mathematical Game, by Timothy Olson, Kirk Baly, Owen Prough, and Alex Youngman (James Caristi, Advisor); 2010.
- R and Its Applications, by Traci Blonquist and Robert Thompson, 2010