This first year seminar explores contributions of women in Computer Science. The theme of this seminar is "Great Women in CS: Past, Present, and Future". Over the 12 weeks of the course, we will learn about 20 different women in CS that have and continue to make great contributions to the field of Computer Science, both technically and socially.
An exploration of computer science for first-year CICS students, focusing on a single topic.
An exploration of computer science for first-year CICS students, focusing on a single topic.
A weekly seminar for students in the Computing and Informatics Exploratory Track RAP residential program. Exploration of strategies for success at UMass and computer science topics through presentations and problem-solving games. Open only to first-year students in the Computing and Informatics Exploratory Track RAP. This course does not count toward any requirements for the CS major or minor.
Inspired by the Maker movement, this course provides a hands-on introduction to physical computing: sensing and responding to the physical world using computers. Specific topics include: basic electronics and circuit design, microcontroller programming using Arduinos, sensing and responding to the physical world, rapid prototyping (3D printing and laser cutting etc.), soft circuits and wearable electronics. The course will encourage and empower students to invent, design, and build practical hardware projects that interact with the physical world.