Computer Science Success Stories

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    Mr. Collier Devlin - Class of 2014

    Major: Computer Science

    Collier Devlin, a senior Computer Science major, was awarded a cash prize for second place in the C-CUE 2013 Student Video Contest. C-CUE is the Consortium for Computing in Undergraduate Education, a regionally based cluster of colleges and universities. The contest enabled students to submit an entry that expresses a creative, technological-based solution to a real world problem. Collier's project was to design a website for the SFU ice hockey team and he made a 3 minute video about how it functions and submitted it.

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    The first place winner was a student from IUP, and third place was to a student from Waynesburg.

  • Reaching Higher in Computer Science

    We are so proud of our alumni, students, faculty and staff! Here are a few of the success stories that we just had to share.

    Aaron Vizzini and Matthew Warfel

    Faith Finder App

    Computer Science students Aaron Vizzini of Ebensburg and Matthew Warfel of Clymer recently developed a Faith Finder App to look up Mass Times in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

    DiSepio Information Assurance Reseach Projects

    The DiSepio Chair Endowment in Computer Science was given to Saint Francis University by Marguerite (Scharpf) DiSepio and her husband, Joseph DiSepio, Saint Francis alumni (1960 and 1958) for the study and advancment of computer information security. This $1.5 million endowment is focused on Information Assurance. Along with the research, the endowment has created the DiSepio Information Assurance Laboratory and also funds an annual speaker series, the DiSepio Information Assurance and Computer Science Holdings in the Pasquerilla Library, the annual DiSepio Technology Day which includes a programming contest and presentations related to computer science, and two four-year scholarships awarded to eligible computer science freshmen.

    Past undergraduate research projects
    Student Name Project Title Faculty Mentor
    Michael Kirchner iPhone Applications Mr. John Lamertina
    Tim Gaborek & Alex Yeisley Breeze TM, Software to Analyze Data from Wind Sensors Mr. John Lamertina
    Kurt Hoffman Wind Data Research and Data Analysis Dr. John Harris
    Darci Jones, Colleen Stock, Matt Beiswenger, & Matt Mary Study of Darcy Apparatus and Water Flow Rate through Porous Material Dr. John Harris
    Dr. Joel Bandstra
    Michael Kirchner Automatic Data Point Extraction via OCR Dr. Joel Bandstra
    Michael Kirchner, Ellie Pecharka, & Doug White DiSepio Computer Science Network, Practical Networking, Web Applications, Linux Operating System and Network Security Dr. Dan Wetklow
    Paul Feightner, Rich Palazzi, & Denis Eradiri New DiSepio Information Assurance Laboratory Dr. Dan Wetklow
    James Shank, Joshua Oakes, & Paul Feightner Follow-up Penetration Testing of the SFU Network Dr. Dan Wetklow
    Matthew Middleton, Jarriett Robinson, & Alex Yeisley Secure Application Development  
    Alex Yeisley, James Shank, Joshua Oakes, & Justin Dorazio A Secure Educational Environment for Data Sharing  
    Luke Seckar, Robert Weney, & Christopher Daubert Implementation Study of the Open Source Security Tool Netreg: An Automated DHCP Registration System Dr. Dan Wetklow
    Lawrence Quinn & James Kawalek Penetration Testing of the SFU Network Dr. Dan Wetklow
    Paul Feightner & Richard Palazzi Desiging a Computer Science Network for the Computer Science Department at Saint Francis University Dr. Dan Wetklow
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