Spelman College Students Win 2010 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge (SM)
Jazmine Miller and Jonecia Keels are the grand prize winners of the 2010 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge. The pair was awarded $5,000 each for their next generation
e-learning mobile application, HBCU Buddy. In addition to the cash prize, the Spelmanites won a mobile device of their choice, a lifetime development license for Spelman, and all-expense paid trips to the AT&T Higher Ed Board of Advisors meeting in Miami, Fla. and the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The contest was open to full-time students who attend an institution of higher education (accredited, degree-issuing) within the continental United States. Past winners include a team from Harvard (2009) and Stanford (2008).
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In addition to challenging students to use higher order thinking skills
Spelman College. Any Spelman student may major in computer
science. If you
student and would like to major or minor in computer science,
start by taking CIS 121, "Computer
exciting career: Few
fields have developed as rapidly
as computer science has in
the last fifty years. Computers
have gone from million-dollar,
multi-ton behemoths, used only
for projects such as calculating
artillery tables and census
figures, to processors so small
and cheap that they are put
in watches, cameras, and microwave
ovens. There has been an explosion
of innovation that continues
today, as new uses are found
for computing and communications.
The computer is the most powerful,
flexible tool that humanity
has ever invented; one whose
potential seems unlimited.
A major in computer science
you to be a part
of this exciting
and challenging field, contributing
to practical, useful technology
that will make life better.
students decide to pursue graduate
work in computer science, obtaining
master's degrees or even doctorates,
and contributing new ideas
and knowledge to the world.
A major in computer science
prepares you to be competitive
in the applicant pool for computer
science graduate schools.
science can be really fun.
you are learning how things
making computers do new tricks,
all well and good to feel
that you are working on something
that is useful and important;
if you don't enjoy the
you'll devote as little time
as you can to it. Whatever
study, learning should be
good job: The
computing field generally pays
graduates pretty well, and
almost all of our graduates
have landed a job by the time
they graduate. Money is not
the only thing in life, nor
the most important; consequently, students
major in computer science
just for the money typically
find that they do badly and
to perform well, because
drive are lacking.
parents said so: Often
because of the good job prospects,
parents will pressure students
into majoring in computer science,
if the student's interests
lie elsewhere. Here, the motivation
is even less than if the student
interested in the money.
We think that college is too
interesting, too important
and too expensive to waste
doing something that is personally
boring and meaningless.
every student to
pursue her own interests,
be programming or political