Baldwin Wallace Student ACM Chapter
The Computer Science Club became an official student chapter of ACM, the
leading organization for computer professionals, in 2004. It continues to
be a very active departmental organization.
Current officers are:
Major projects for the chapter each year typically include:
- President: Joe Wrabel
- Vice President: Ben Adelson
- Secretary: Alexandria Macko
- Treasurer: Joe Wrabel
The Special Interest Group
(SIG) on computer networking meets regularly and is coordinated
by Professor Atchinson.
Baldwin Wallace participates in the annual
Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The CCDC is a competition where a team has been
"hired as the network and security administrators at a small
company" where administrative functionality ("injects", or tasks are given
to the team to complete), operative functionality (keep systems up and
running) and security (prevent "hackers" from attacking the
system) must be maintained. This competition is as close to "real
life" as a student can get in a job, where anything and everything is
thrown at the students in taking the systems "down" while they work to
keep the systems "up".
The BW CCDC team has had considerable success. In 2013, it took first place at the state level, qualifying for the regional level of competition, where it took fourth place and the "Sea Biscuit" award. In previous years, it has consistantly ranked at both state and regional levels.
Computer science students at Baldwin Wallace have been participating in
collegiate programming competitions for almost two decades.
Each fall, one or more teams compete at the
the regional-level of the ACM International Programming
Contest. Our region (East Central Region) includes teams from some
institutions, including Carnegie Melon, University of
Waterloo, University of Michigan, Purdue, etc. Since 2009, Muskingum has hosted an annual "warm-up" to the regional contest.
BW also competes regularly in contests held at Ohio liberal arts
institutions. In the fall, teams prepare for the regional ACM contest at the Annual Muskingum Programming Contest. In February, BW teams travel to the Annual Denison Spring
Programming Contest followed, about a month later, by the Annual Ohio Wesleyan Programming Contest.
Dr. Anthony's Research Group
Faculty member Adam Anthony has an ongoing research group
Computing Research at BW (CRAB-W)
composed of computing students at all academic levels. Currently the group is working on automated schedule generation for incoming freshmen.
Several students presented their research work during the 2012-2013 academic year. Junior Aric Gady had a poster accepted at the annual SIGCSE conference in Denver. His poster was chosen as one of the top 5 finalists in the poster competition.
Senior Anna Marchuk's research paper was chosen for presentation at at the statewide biennial Ohio Celebration for Women in Computing (OCWIC).
Also at OCWIC, freshman Haleigh Sanders took top prize in the poster competition. Several of the research participants presented their work at the campus Ovation ceremony.
Since 2012, KME and UPE induction ceremonies are held in conjuction with the
departmental awards ceremony. After the event, inductees and award winners are joined by their families, friends, several award sponsors, and faculty members
for a reception in their honor.
- Baldwin Wallace
is the home of the Ohio Gamma Chapter of Kappa
Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society. This BW chapter was
chartered in 1947. Twenty new members
were initiated at the March 24,
Baldwin Wallace Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon,
Honorary Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, was
established in 2004.
On March 24, 2013, the tenth induction ceremony was held and five new
members were inducted.