Majors Making it Happen
the Mathematics and Computer Science Department have been sharing their
knowledge and expertise over the past several months competing in local,
national, and regional Computer Programming Challenges.
Competitions have led them to
Baltimore, Delaware, Ohio, and New York.
Participants and results:
September 2014 –
JP Morgan Code for Good, Delaware - four-member team, all offered
interview, internship, or position
October 2014 – JP Morgan Code for Good, Ohio – team
placed 2nd, offered position
October 2014 – JP Morgan Code for Good, New York –
four-member team, all offered interviews
November 2014 – ACM Mid-Atlantic USA Regional,
Baltimore – two, three-member teams
In November, the Mathematics and Computer Science Club
at SU hosted their third Computer Programming Challenge “GullCode”.
Over 50 Computer Science majors participated in the event.
GullCode was sponsored by the Richard A. Henson School of Science and
Technology, ApartmentSmart.com, FEi Systems, D3Corp, and Delmarva
- April 2014
Team wins at UMES 2014 Regional Research Symposium
The Graduate School at UMES held its Fifth Annual Regional Research
Symposium on April 17, 2014. The theme "Fostering
Interdisciplinary Research and Education through Collaboration".
Two groups of Computer Science students presented
their research projects. Joshua Souders, Tyler Frost, Hilary Vernon, Rob Close, and Brandon Altvater under the advising of Drs.
Steven Lauterburg and Art Lembo
won first place out of 23
their project "Creating the Sea Gull Century Mobile Application A
With combined efforts from the Departments of
Math and Computer Science, Geography and Geoscience, and the Purdue
School of Business a mobile application was developed allowing Sea Gull
Century patrons to access GPS positioning, course details, and vendor
- March 2014
Spring 2014 Math and Computer Science Programming Competition
The 2nd Math and Computer Science Programming Competition was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Forty-two students made up the 14 teams that competed. Each team was given 3 hours to correctly solve a set of problems using either JAVA or C++. The team with the most correct answers
was declared the winner. Congratulations to the winners, first place; Jesse Aldrich, Miracle Chike-Udeagha,
and Kevin Masterson, second place; David Eberius, Tyler Frost, and
Josh Shultz, and third place; Rachel Hollis, Lucas Turpin, and
Haley Quillen named Elite 89 Award Winner
The NCAA championship weekend started on a high note for Salisbury University field hockey team as senior Haley Quillen was named the Elite 89 Award recipient for the Division III field hockey championship.
The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA in 2009, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships.
Haley is a senior on the field hockey squad, with a 3.932 grade-point average as a mathematics major. Her GPA is the highest of any player on the four teams in the semifinals.
The Seaford, Delaware, native is the second Sea Gull to earn the honor, joining Sean Hickey, who was named the winner during the men's lacrosse championships in 2010.
- November 12, 2013
SU Students Win J.P.Morgan Code for Good Challenge in New York
Four Salisbury University computer science majors took first
place in the fall 2013 J.P.Morgan Code for Good Challenge in New
They topped 23 other teams, including ones from
Harvard and Carnegie Mellon. More importantly, they used their
technical skills to help Mana, a nonprofit that produces and
distributes ready-to-use fortified foods to aid malnourished
children in developing countries.
Team members included Matt Thorne and Brandon Altvater of
Salisbury, Rob Close of Delmar and Cale Bowen of Easton, as well as
Richard Yadon from Rochester Institute of Technology and Sandeep
Sunny Balasubramanian from Columbia University.
Together they created a Web-based social network
application that individuals may use to track calories burned
through exercise and, much like walk-a-thons, solicit sponsors to
contribute to the charity based on the number of calories burned.
Some 140 individuals competed in the event. The SU
group applied just three hours before the deadline. Two weeks later,
they were accepted from a pool of over 700. Each winning team
member received an iPad mini 32G tablet.
The students cited several useful topics, which
they learned from their SU professors, including software
engineering and user needs from Dr. Steven Lauterburg, database
design from Mary Beth Flagg, computer networking and HTTP protocol
from Dr. Annie Lu, and problem-solving from Dr. Sang-Eon Park.
These students worked independently and
persistently throughout the whole competition process; we are very
proud of them, said Dr. Sophie Wang. The team called her one of its
biggest supporters, along with Lauterburg, and credited her with
teaching them the importance of collaboration.
The group members believe the experience will help
open future internship possibilities and make them more viable
candidates to potential employers.
- November 9, 2013
First Math and Computer Science Programming Competition
Teams were given a set of problems to be solved using either JAVA or C++ which required a logical or mathematical algorithm to solve.
Congratulations to the winners first place; Matt Thorne, Andrew Jones, and Kevin Masterson and second place: Mike Gicking and Jesse Aldrich