Student organizations enjoy successful year

CSE’s active student groups MSU Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), MSU Women In Computing (WIC) and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), and other Computer Science related organizations, such as Spartasoft and the Apple Student Users Group, have provided MSU students with unique opportunities over the course of the past academic year.


ACM has long sponsored a wide variety of activities, from video game contests to weekly faculty/student coffee hours. Highlights from this past year include a student showcase and several informative presentations on programming languages.

Thank you to ACM advisor Charles Ofria, dedicated members, and outgoing ACM officers Phil Danne (President), Tom Lavoy (Vice President), Tom Wolf (Treasurer), Morgan Bird (Public Relations), Jason Tuck (SEC Rep), and Joe Blaim (Secretary).

Congratulations to the students elected to lead ACM@MSU for the coming year:

   President - James Pita
   Vice President - Chris Barott
   Treasurer - Alan Antonuk
   Secretary - Randee Bierlein
   Public Relations - Tom Lavoy
   S.E.C. Rep - Derek Parks


WIC activities this year included organizing workshops and attending the Ohio Women In Computing conference. Many members were selected by Google to attend the company’s Workshop for Women Engineers in Mountain View, California. WIC is committed to supporting and promoting women interested in computing fields and is open to anyone interested in computing technology. Both men and women are welcome to join.

Thank you to WIC advisor Teresa VanderSloot, dedicated members, and outgoing WIC officers Randee Bierlein (President), Kirsten Partyka (Vice President & Webmaster), Kira Johns (Secretary/Treasurer), Heather Melville (SEC representative), and Ke (Coco) Zhang-Miske (Public relations).

Congratulations to the students elected to lead WIC for the coming year:

   President - April Noren
   Vice President - Ke (Coco) Zhang-Miske
   Secretary - Tania Yusaf
   Treasurer - Kira Johns
   SEC Representative - Katie Simonds
   Public Relations Chair - Heather Melville
   Webmaster - Kirsten Partyka


MSU’s student-run organizations provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and communication skills and to form lasting friendships. Thank you to all the student group members, officers, and advisors who have made 2005-2006 a great year!

(Date Posted: 2006-04-17)