Computer Science News
Blugold rescues threatened wildlife in the Galapagos Islands
As final exams ended this spring semester, most students could be seen packing up their dorms, soaking up the sun, and heading home to reunite with family. One Blugold you won’t find taking part in end of the year festivities, however, is Joel Wilson.
UW-Eau Claire team places high in CypherCon 3.0 competition
UW-Eau Claire's team placed fourth out of 90 teams in the "Capture the Con" competition during CypherCon 3.0. The competition involved several challenges related to a variety of information security topics.
Compete for cash prizes and other perks
Working on a research project that could ultimately benefit society? Have a business idea that could become the next big idea? Compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to increase exposure for your concept at the UWEC Quick Pitch on May 1.
December commencement is a family tradition
Gathering in Zorn Arena is a December tradition for the Kronholm family. When she walks across the stage next month, Kelsey Kronholm will become the fourth member of her family to graduate from UW-Eau Claire — all during winter commencement ceremonies.
‘Towers’ of Blugold support: Residence hall renamed for generous alumni couple
Towers Hall, UW-Eau Claire's largest residence hall, became Karlgaard Towers on Sept. 29 in recognition of Marilyn and David Karlgaard, Blugold alumni whose history of giving to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation includes the largest sum in support of student scholarships in university history.
Seven faculty and staff recognized for excellence
Seven UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were recognized for excellence during the university's academic year opening meeting Aug. 22.
Area students, teachers learn coding at summer camp
Students and teachers from Eau Claire schools spent a week learning coding as part of UW-Eau Claire’s coding camp, a summer program that introduces campers to computer science. Blugold Beginnings has offered the coding camp for several years, but this year for the first time three Eau Claire Area School District teachers are joining the 50 Chippewa Valley 6th-12th graders who participate. The teachers hope to learn how they can incorporate coding into their own teaching, something they say would be valuable given the level of interest their students have in technology.
Grad uses technology, talent, passion to make positive change
Even though Sona Mehring realized long ago that nursing was not her thing, she still found a way to help millions of people around the world during their health crises. Sona — a 1983 UW-Eau Claire computer science graduate — retired in June from CaringBridge, a website she founded 20 years ago to help patients’ families and friends easily connect and communicate during a medical crisis.
Computer science research seminar brings gaming to research
In a research seminar led by Dr. Chris Johnson, Blugold computer science students have a unique opportunity to build computer games aimed at bringing about new opportunities for education in the field to high school students.
Music grad strikes a chord
Computer science minor Zach Halmstad now provides innovative solutions to companies using Apple products around the world. His inspiration for founding JAMF Software, one of the country’s fastest growing technology companies, came during his student employment at UWEC.
Blugold women embrace opportunities in computer science
Two soon-to-be graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have some advice for women considering studying computer science — just do it!
New way to create 3-D models has computer, education fields buzzing
A new computer programming language for making 3-D models, created by UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Chris Johnson, assistant professor of computer science, is generating a lot of buzz in computer science and education circles.