On-campus Student Developer Position
The Student Support Services office in the library is looking for a student that can work on a system to export information from UCO’s Operational Data Store into the internal software for government reporting. We also run a variety of reports. The student would preferably be a graduate student in computer science. The technical skills used in the job are:
- Proficiency in SQL.
- Microsoft Access with macros and Visual Basic for Applications.
- Microsoft Excel with some advanced features (formulas and pivot tables).
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Equally important are the non-technical skills. The student needs to be able to:
- Work independently with broad/non-technical instructions.
- Face new/exceptional technical situations cautiously and creatively.
- Actively think about potential errors/pitfalls in the system and provide solutions.
- Become familiar with the existing system and its code.
- Provide staff with advice when consulted.
- Feel confident in his/her abilities and solutions.
The job pays $12.75/hour. It lasts for 48 weeks at 25 hours per week. The office has a great environment. However, the student should expect few specific instructions on how to solve problems due to the variety of situations that the student will have to face.
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A course in Programming Robots will be offered in the fall semester. It will consider problems in real time programming of mobile robots which use sensors for sound, touch, light, ultra sonic distance estimation, and camera based vision. Most programming examples will be in Java, but some other programming languages may be used on the projects as well if the teams wish to do so. In past semesters, teams have decided to use Robot-C or Python to program their robots. Although the emphasis will be on programming, some time will be spent on construction the robots from kits. Both autonomous robots and PC controlled robots will be used in the class. The objective of the class is to investigate the capabilities of robots currently in use as well as to program simple robots using open source programming languages and APIs for voice recognition, robotic vision, and other applications. Robots are currently being used in a wide number of areas, including autonomous devises to search networks of gas pipelines for leaks, map the interiors of abandoned mines, assemble automobiles, harvest crops, and explore Mars. It the near future, they may replace service dogs as aids to the blind. If you want to know what is currently being done in robotics, see the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute at http://www.ri.cmu.edu/news_video.html?menu_id=387
If you want to see what a team did a few semesters ago, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcKBfy3HebI
The course will be project based. Students will work in small teams using kits provided by the department. In many cases, teams have decided to include open-source code as part of their project. As a project based class, the teams will have the opportunity to pursue areas of study of particular interest to them and implement what they discover.
Students in the class should have taken the Data Structures class and be familiar with Java. No knowledge of electronics is needed. The textbook has a variety of robot design that can be used in class, but teams may use other designs or create their own.
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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science
The Department offers four baccalaureate programs of study: B.S. in Computer Science (major code 6100), ABET(*) Accredited, B.S. in Computer Science - Applied (major code 6101), and B.S. in Computer Science - Information Science (major code 6102), and B.S. in Software Engineering (major code 6110) The four degrees reflect the diverse interests of our students.
The Department also offers, jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
Department has nine regular faculty members whose interests include software engineering, computer network and security, database systems, mobile computing, e-commerce systems, artificial intelligence, operating systems, computer architecture, and programming language translators.
The Department serves more majors than any other department in the state, and more students graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with degrees in Computer Science than from any other institution of higher education in Oklahoma. Faculty members in the Department are proud to be part of the number one department of Computer Science in the State of Oklahoma.
Department facilities include classrooms that are fully equipped with multimedia projectors, smartboards and computers to make live demonstrations of computer science fundamentals. Students and faculty members have a personal computer laboratory, three LINUX servers, and one Mac server for their use to complete course assignments and perform research.
We encourage you to explore our web site and we welcome your questions. Send your questions to our chairperson, Dr. Gang Qian, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the faculty member of your choice.
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(*) Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org