Iowa Undergraduate Computer Science Consortium

Meeting on October 12, 2002 at Grinnell College

Time: 9:30 - 3:45 on Saturday, October 12, 2002
Registration begins at 9:00 with coffee, tea, pastries; Registration Fee: $15
Location: Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Science Building (top floor), 1116 Eighth Avenue
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

9:00Refreshments and Registration
9:30Panel: How We Advise, Mentor, and Motivate Students
     Moderator: Leon Tabak, Cornell College
10:15Group Discussion: Identify Top 10 List for Algorithms
     Facilitator: Henry Walker, Grinnell College
10:45Panel: The Possibility for an NSF REU Proposal for an Iowa Consortium
     Jim Cremer/Joe Kearney, University of Iowa
     Samuel Rebelsky, Grinnell College
11:15Panel: Re-examining Beginning Computer Science
     Moderator, Tony deLaubenfels, Cornell College
Goals and Approaches:
     3-Course Java: Tony deLaubenfels, Cornell College
     Scheme/Java/C in 3 semesters: John Stone, Grinnell College
     Python in 2 semesters: John Zelle, Wartburg College
Placement Options/Curricular Paths for Incoming Students
     Panelists, audience
noon Lunch Break
1:00 Panel and Brainstorming: The High-School/College Connection for Computer Science in Iowa
     Moderator: Judy Williams, William Penn University
High School Computing / ITSE Recommendations
     J. Philip East, University of Northern Iowa
Directions for Advanced Placement Computer Science
     Steve Strong, Washington High School, Cedar Rapids
     Leon Tabak, Cornell College
     Judy Williams, William Penn University
Group Brainstorming: How Colleges in Iowa Can Help
2:00 Talk: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science: What, How Much, Who, When
Notes from the October 2002 Curriculum Foundation Conference at West Point and from Elsewhere
     Henry Walker, Grinnell College
2:30 Break
3:00 Moderated Brainstorming: Encouraging Women in Introductory CS: Statistics, Strategies, Experiences
     Facilitator, Ben Gum, Grinnell College
3:30 Discussion: Does the group want to meet again? Where? When? Who?
3:45 Adjourn

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