This semester a group of student in CIS 320 did a project to recreate an IWU app. A few years ago an IWU student created an app called IWU Hours. This app displayed the hours for everything on campus and let you know if it was open or closed. The app sadly went off line this past semester, so these students decided to bring it back.
For the Computer Science senior project this spring groups worked with St. Martin's Community Center in Marion, IN. Each team helped come up with a program to help the center. One team built a custom check-in operating system so the center to better monitor people coming through. The other created a game to help with the student program.
On February 28, the Computer Information Sciences Department took a tour of Purdue University's campus, headed by Dr. Joe Hoffert. Highlights included a tour of the Lawson Computer Science Building and a walkthrough of Purdue's very own Conte supercomputer (the #122nd highest ranked supercomputer in the world in November of 2016). Students were exposed to the life and environment of a Graduate student in a CS degree and sat in on lectures provided by various Purdue doctoral students and faculty members. Students were also given the opportunity to experience the culture of the University, eating at one of the on-campus dining halls and off-campus at a local Mediterranean restaurant. It was an opportunity for both CIS and CS students alike to learn about the possibilities for their future studies and to get to know one another across all of the different class levels.