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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.

Major projects for the chapter each year typically include:

Current officers are:
  • 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.

Programming Team

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 premiere computing 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.

National Honoraries

Baldwin Wallace University 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, 2013 ceremony.

The Baldwin Wallace Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, International 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.
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.

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Last modified: Jun 20, 2013