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Computer science trio among top performers at CCSCNE competition
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Computer science trio among top performers at CCSCNE competition

Student expo presenters and mentor (left to right): Jeff Swift, Dr. Gurmukh Singh and Nicholas Freville. Missing from the photo is Patrick Hodge.

A team of three SUNY Fredonia students majoring in Computer Science finished in 18th place – and second among SUNY schools – in the programming contest held at the Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges – North Eastern Region held April 25 and 26 at Providence College.

Jeffrey Swift, a senior from Livonia; Nicholas Freville, junior, Mayville; and Patrick Hodge, junior, Fredonia; and competed against 30 teams from colleges in the Northeastern United States. The students are mentored by Gurmukh Singh, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and 2007 Kasling Lecturer.

The trio also presented their scholarly work in a poster presentation, “Dusty Vent: Rapid Game Prototyping Using HTML5/Javascript and C++/Simple DirectMedia Layer,” at the CCSCNE-2014 conference held at the same location. Joining the SUNY Fredonia contingent at the conference was Reneta Barneva, professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

Proceedings of the conference are to be published as an issue of the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Additionally, the Fredonia students presented their project on campus as a poster at the 16th annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition held May 1.

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