Fall 2013

South Korean Summer Institute

Computer science is at the center of a new educational and cultural exchange program between Kansas State University and South Korea’s Hanyang University that took place this past summer.

Thirty computer science students from the South Korean University took part in the newly established South Korean Summer Institute (SKSI), which was sponsored by Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, English Language program and the Division of Continuing Education and by the South Korean government. Continue reading

Infusing System Design and Sensor Technology in K-12 Education

The importance of computing science continues to grow for our nation, economy and security. Yet conversely, the topics and techniques of computing science are increasingly being pushed out of K-12 curriculums. Kansas is no exception. While serving 477,857 students through 286 school districts, the state offers no licensure for teachers in computing science education. Continue reading

Departmental Accomplishments, Recognition and Events


  • Scott Bell, CIS graduate student, and CIS faculty Russ Feldhausen, Dan Andresen and Eugene Vasserman, along with other collaborators, won 1st and 3rd place for Best Graduate Student Poster at the ASEE Midwest Conference. 
  • Scott Bell and Keith McVey, CIS graduate students, are the first recipients of Scholarship for Service cybersecurity awards, given by K-State through an NSF grant. The Center for Information and Systems Assurance , housed in the CIS department, awarded Bell $30,000 and McVey $25,000.  Continue reading

Student Spotlight: Ethan Haley

This edition’s student profile features Ethan Haley.  Ethan is a junior computer science major with an anticipated graduation date of December 2015.  He is the President of Kansas State University’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

  • Where are you from and where did you go to high school?

I am originally from a small town in Iowa called DeWitt, which is about an 8 hour drive away from Manhattan. I went to the Central High School there.

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