CIS Tour to Purdue University

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.