Student Computing Association

Washburn University Student Computing Association (WUSCA) is a organization that is directed by CIS faculty and comprised of students who are interested in computing technologies. Association members meet on a regular basis.  We invite speakers from the industry, discuss the current trend of computing, and hold fun activities such as picnics.  For more information, please contact the Association officials:

President  Chaitali Marwaha
Vice President:   Randall Cunningham
Treasurer: Alexander Foils
Faculty Advisor: Rick Barker


Student Research

Game Development

Kid Tripp, developed by Mike Burns, was featured on the front page of the App Store in August 2013 and January 2014.  It has attracted over 200,000 downloads, and received great reviews from popular gaming websites, including Destructoid and TouchArcade.  

Publications

 

Isaac R. Cason, Aaron Morris, Brandon Habig, Wenying Sun (2018)  "Charge Me: A Comparison of Electrical Efficiency in Cryptocurrency Mining Algorithms", Issues in Information Systems, 19(1), 139-149.

Angela Kiamco, Jessica Lancaster, Tisha Prather, Abida Syed, Wenying Sun (2018)   "To Browse or To Purchase? Which Device is the Answer?", Issues in Information Systems, 19(1), 150-158.

Tucker Schell, Aaron Spero, Benjamin Wolf, Christopher Ford, Yuquan Hong, Wenying Sun (2018)  "Social Media Bots and Automation: Comparing and Contrasting Two Social Media Platforms' Susceptibility to Bot Abuse." , Issues in Information Systems, 19(1), 118-127.

 
Michaela Saunders, Keval Shah, Zachary Smith, Wenying Sun (2015),    “What Makes them Click: Gender, Social Media & the College Audience” , Issues in Information Systems, 16(1), 170-179.

William Oliver, Nathan Purcell, Sergio Salas, Rory MacDonald, Wenying Sun (2015),  “Explaining the Gap between Enrollment and Employment in Computer Information Sciences” , Issues in Information Systems, 16(1), 210-218.

Dr. Bruce Mechtly, Joshua Wurtz and Tyler Wade (2014),  “WU-Bots, A Robot Simulator for Students,” Journal of Computing Science in Colleges, Vol 29, No. 5. 

Hezekiah J. Phelps, Jacob Dobler, Zachery T. Glenn, Dr. Wenying Sun (2013)“The Effect of Social Activities on Pair Programming: Results from an Experiment” , Issues in Information Systems, 14(1), 169-179.

Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, Zachary E. Phillips, Dr. Wenying Sun (2013),    “Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviews and a Survey” , Issues in Information Systems, 14(1), 143-152.

Taylor Drain, Keisha Grier, Dr. Wenying Sun (2012)“Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey” , Issues in Information Systems, 13(1), 225-231.


Elizabeth Unrein, Delaney Fish, Joshua Boeker, Dr. Wenying Sun (2012),  “Living in Denial – A Comparison of Distributed Denial of Services Mitigation Methods” , Issues in Information Systems, 13(1), 190-198.

Awards

Jay Liebowitz Outstanding Student Research Award

2015
Michaela Saunders, Keval Shah, Zachary Smith, Washburn University
Research paper “What Makes them Click: Gender, Social Media & the College Audience”
Research advisor and co-author: Dr. Sun, Washburn University

2013
Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, and Zachary E. Phillips, Washburn University
Research Paper "Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviews and a Survey"
Faculty Sponsor and co-author: Dr. Sun, Washburn University

2012
Taylor S. Drain & Lakeisha E. Grier, Washburn University
Research paper: "Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey"
Research advisor and co-author: Dr. Sun, Washburn University

Presentations/Posters

Michaela Saunders, Keval Shah, Zachary Smith, "What Makes them Click: Gender, Social Media & the College Audience”, Washburn University Aperion 2015,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2015, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

William Oliver, Nathan Purcell, Sergio Salas, Rory MacDonald, “Explaining the Gap between Enrollment and Employment in Computer Information Sciences”, Washburn University Aperion 2015,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2015, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Jeremy Ellison, "Network Neutrality: Two Studies on Public Awareness", Washburn University Aperion 2015,  faculty advisor: Dr. Sun
 
Tyler Wade
, "Interoperability between C++ Libraries and Python", Washburn University Aperion 2014,  faculty advisor:Dr. Schmidt

Salvador Lopez Jr., "Measuring the Size of the Government", Washburn University Aperion 2014, faculty advisor: Dr. Schmidt

Haskell McRavin, "Building and Calibrating the Kossel Mini 3D Printer", 2014, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

Skyler J. Bock, Lindsay J. Taylor, and Zachary E. Phillips, "Women and Minorities in Computer Science Majors: Results on Barriers from Interviews and a Survey", Washburn University Aperion 2013,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2013, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Hezekiah J. Phelps, Jacob Dobler, Zachery T. Glenn, " The Effect of Social Activities on Pair Programming: Results from an Experiment", Washburn University Aperion 2013,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2013, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Michael Burns, "Logic Gate Simulation of MARIE Instruction Set", 2013, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

Joshua Wurtz, "Implementing a Virtual Environment for Artificially Intelligent Robots, 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

Kris Antonetti, Donald Hinton, Andrew Edmonds, Matthew Calovich, "Interchange Social Network", 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Mechtly

Taylor S. Drain  and Lakeisha E. Grier, “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Washburn University Aperion 2012,  International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Elizabeth Unrein and Delaney Fish, “Is the Growing Use of Electronic Devices Beneficial to Academic Performance? Results from Archival Data and a Survey”, Washburn University Aperion 2012, International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

Travis Shafer, Eric Russell, Eric Russell,  "The Effects on Comparing Prices with Smartphones on Consumers' Shopping Behavior", Washburn University Aperion 2012, faculty advisor: Dr. Sun

 

2018 International Association for Computer Information Association Conference

students at the International Association for Computer Information Association Conference

Students at conference in Florida

  • Dr. Nan Sun, Computer Information Sciences, traveled to Florida with eight students in October to the International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference. The students, who worked in teams, presented their research findings related to bots in social media, cryptocurrency and personal technology. (Photo above left to right: Isaac Cason, Chris Ford, Brandon Habig, Ben Wolf, Aaron Spero, Angela Kiamco, Jessica Lancaster and Abida Syed.)

International Association for Computer Information Association Conference

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Computer Information Sciences

Department of Computer Information Sciences
Stoffer, Room 304
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1739
karen.othmer@washburn.edu

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