Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
This is a compilation of 16 individual interviews gathered between November 2016 and
February 2017 and published in August 2017 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the
Department of Computer Science at N.C. State University. Interviewees ranged from
undergraduate students to the Department Head. The interviewees included three
students, eleven faculty, and two staff members. Their interviewees provide a broad
view of the department in the decade ending in 2017.
Two standard questions were asked of each interviewee: what computing devices do
you use and what is computer science today? The answers reflect the personal
computing technology in use at the time, as well as the definition of Computer Science
from various points of view and experience. The ubiquity of computers in every facet of
contemporary life is a recurring response.
The primary themes are: the abundance of opportunity within computer science
education and the importance of seizing it; the multi-disciplinary nature of the
department, which includes the presence of the Center for the Education and
Informatics; the benefit of being located in the Research Triangle Park with all its
opportunities for collaboration and future employment; the cutting-edge program for
undergraduate research; and the innovative capstone class combining writing and
presentation skills with computer science knowledge. There is emphasis on the
Professional Teaching Faculty, which includes computer science faculty members who
are dedicated exclusively to teaching, with no research or grant-writing responsibilities.
Also featured is the Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster program in which faculty from many
disciplines are hired in a cluster to work on a specific theme or research topic.
Department of Computer Science, N.C. State University
Bahler, Dennis; Battestilli, Lina; DeMaria, Mark; Healey, Christopher; Heckman, Sarah; Heil, Margaret; Lester, James; Mott, Bradford; Mealin, Sean; Novitsky, Melissa; Reeves, Douglas; Rouskas, George; Streck, John; Tate, Ken; Vouk, Mladen; Williams, Laurie.
Conversations (oral history interviews) with members of North Carolina State University Computer Science Department by Carol Lee and Carolyn Miller.
Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University.
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