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Google Glass wearer looks to future

Google has become synonymous with online search since its inception in 1998, and the company stays at the forefront of technology by capitalizing on its expertise. Its newest venture, the Google Glass device, is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display, and approximately 2,000 devices have been produced and are being tested by select developers. One such early adopter is Jeff Thomas, web systems analyst at Missouri State University.

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Faculty receive grant for advanced computing research

Dr. A. Steven Younger, applied science and engineering research professor at Missouri State University, and Dr. Emmett Redd, physics, astronomy and materials science professor, received a grant of $139,134 from the National Science Foundation for their project “Super-Turing Computation and Brain-like Intelligence.”

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New scholarship to be awarded annually

The computer science department would like to announce a new endowed scholarship: the Rich and Cindy Miller Scholarship, which totals around $1,000. It will be awarded annually to one undergraduate or graduate student who is seeking a degree in computer science. Incoming freshmen will also be considered for this scholarship based on high school performance. Students who apply for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Preferences will be given first to a student with a need, second to a female student and third to an incoming freshman student.

For more information, visit the department of computer science office located in Cheek Hall, Room 203C or contact (417) 836-4157.

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Renovations bring new technology and color to Cheek Hall

The third floor of Cheek Hall is the location of the newly renovated Macintosh computer lab and study area designed specifically for computer science students’ use.

The computer classroom will be located in Cheek Hall, Room 309. The new classroom will feature 12 Macintosh computers. The computers are also equipped with new software that will be utilized in computer science courses.

In addition to the new computer science classroom on the third floor, students will be able to study in a newly renovated study area, complete with new furniture and bright wall colors.

 

 

 

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Make a plan for next semester

Don’t forget: class registration starts Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 16. Schedule a meeting with your advisor to discuss the best plan for your academic path.

Consider getting involved with Missouri State’s student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery. It’s a great way to network and get hands on experience with competitions, like the Pummil Math Relays programming competition.

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Looking to the future

What can you do with a major in computer science? How does the career path differ from other technological fields? The Missouri State Career Center can help to answer these questions. With the “What Can I Do with This Major” tool, you will see lists of emphasis areas in computer science as well as correlating  careers. You can also work with your advisor to develop an academic plan to match your career goals.

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