The Computer Science program at Alma College offers undergraduates
the opportunity to engage in research projects under the supervision of
a CS faculty member. This page offers brief stories on recent
student projects and their outcomes.
CS Majors Present Results of Summer Research
Stu Bachner ('06) and Rosemary Dutka ('06) both presented the results of their respective student research teams at two separate conferences this past fall. At the 10th annual Consortium for Computing Science Midwest Meeting, held September 23-24, 2005 at Millikin University Stu presented the poster Designing Effective Algorithm Visualizations (see a related story), while Rosemary presented a poster entitled A Teaching and Learning Tool for Visualizing Memory Use while Executing Java Programs. Then both students gave presentations on their work at the 16th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, which was held at the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago on November 4-5, 2005. These projects were supervised by Dr. Myles McNally and Dr. John Hawley respectively.
Visualizing Java's Memory Use
Hovinga ('05) presented the results of his work on the visualization of
memory use during the execution of Java programs in two venues
recently. First he presented a paper at the meetings of the
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters on March 4, 2005 at
Oakland University. He later presented the same work at Alma College's
Honors Day on April 7, 2005. His program accepts as input an executable Java program and outputs graphic
snapshot views of memory at chosen times of program execution (after
every Java statement if desired). The faculty advisor for this project was Dr. John Hawley.
Posted: Sat, May 14th, 2005 at 12:14PM