Insights Highlights CS Student and Lawson Video Wall
Insights magazine, the flagship publication of the Purdue College of Science, features two major stories about the Department of Computer Science in its Fall 2011 edition.
The story "The Great Wall: Interactive Video Wall Entertains while Educating" (by Elizabeth Gardner with Linda Thomas Terhune) describes some of the many uses that have been put to the new video wall in the Lawson Computer Science Building since its installation in Spring 2011, including the display of artwork by Petrônio Bendito and the creation of interactive mobile applications by a human-computer interaction course. Assistant Department Head Tim Korb notes, "There are many more interesting projects to come as students explore the capabilities of the video wall [...] It is up to the students' imaginations, and I'm sure we will see some very creative projects."
A second article - "Darshana Umakanth: In her own words" features junior CS major Umakanth discussing the love of computers that brought her to the Department of Computer Science, as well as the learning experiences she has had and the interests she has fostered while a CS student. Darshana Umakanth is currently serving as a Corporate Partners Program Student Ambassador.
The Awards and Honors section also notes recent achievements of CS faculty Chris Clifton and Gene Spafford.
Insights magazine is produced bi-annually and is sent to alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of the College of Science. It covers the College's endeavors in discovery, learning, and engagement.