News and Events

Departmental Annual Newsletter (PDF): 2013, 2012
 

July 2014

 June 2014
  • Drs. Ephraim Massawe (OSHE) and John Burris (Computer Science) learn that their proposal has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making Southeastern an academic partner for the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of industrial releases of toxic chemicals in communities and around the country.The TRI University Challenge is open to anyone affiliated with an accredited college or university. The selected projects for 2014 were proposed by faculty and students from Drew University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Tennessee State University, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of South Carolina.


  • HB 2 (Capital Outlay), as passed by the Legislature, includes additional high-priority funding for a new Computer Science and Technology building for our department which now stands a favorable chance to move forward in the near future.

New Building

  • Drs. Mohammad Saadeh and Junkun Ma (Engineering Technology) are awarded a EPSCoR OPT-IN research grant in collaboration with Intralox. As part of this project, Drs. Ma and Saadeh will be working with Engineering Technology students to automate part of the assembly process of conveyor belt technology. 

 

  • Laitram renews partnership with the Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology program. The Laitram/Southeastern partnership encompasses: internships, full-time hires, industrial advisory board participation, financial support of senior design projects, collaborative research grant proposals (OPT-IN through EPSCOR), tours of the facility, donation of some equipment, and summer camp tours/support for younger kids.

  • R. W. Brown and Associates donates a Topcon Total Station (surveying equipment that includes wireless data collection and other possible options) to the Industrial Technology program. 

 May 2014
  • EVENT: Southeastern faculty and students participate in the Scrum Alliance Conference in New Orleans. 

 Scrum 2014

 

  • EVENT: The inaugural Thomas F. Higginbotham Most Improved Computer Science Student award is presented to Ryan Alford. The award was presented by Charles Tate, Director of IT at Lallie Kemp Medical Center with Mrs. Kathleen Higginbotham and approximately 70 students and guests present. Dr. Louise Bostic led the effort to establish the award in honor of Dr. Higginbotham, a long time computer science professor at Southeastern who passed away in 2014. 

Higgy

 


 April 2014

 

  • EVENT: Southeastern's Women in Technology (WIT) organization met April 8, 2014 to discuss end of semester activities and to lay the ground work for a big start to the upcoming Fall semester. WIT Officer Grace Chenevert led the discussion, ending with a contest for door prizes.

Grace Chenevert Speaks WIT Meeting in April 2014

WIT is geared toward promoting technology education and career options to encourage participation of women in computer science, math, and other STEM fields, but is open to all Southeastern students having an interest in technology. For information about being part of SELU-WIT, contact officers Grace Chenevert or Lacey Williams or faculty sponsors Dr. Beaubouef and Dr. Kuhn.

  • EVENT: ASSE/AADE Club Joint Meeting. Wednesday April 9 at 730pm in Livingston Parish Technology Center. Talk: TBD. All students, especially Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, and OSHE students, are welcome the attend. 

  • EVENT: ACM Club Meeting. Wednesday, April 9 at 6pm in Fayard Hall, Room 205. Talk: "Technology: Yesterday, Today and Beyond" by LA Blue Cross Blue Shield representative. All students, especially Computer Science and Information Technology, are welcome to attend. 

 


 March 2014

 

  • Congratulations!! OSHE Alumnus, Jake Valenti,earns his CSP. Jake is currently in a Safety position at PotashCorp in Geismar. 

 

  • EVENT:ACM Club Meeting. Wednesday, March 12 at 6pm in Fayard Hall, Room 205. Speaker: Lukewarm Media. All students, especially Computer Science and Information Technology, are welcome to attend.

     

  • EVENT:ASSE/AADE joint meeting. Tuesday March 11, 2014. Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Location: The new Student Union. Speaker: Mr. Bruce Wilkinson, CSP. Topic: HSE Now and Future 


 February 2014

 

  • WINNERS! Southeastern team Void Avenger (Sunil Shahi, Santosh Aryal, and Saket Khatiwada) wins the 2014 Deloitte Programming Competition. Twenty teams participated from schools like: LSU, USM, MS State, Tulane, USA, UAB, and USM-GC. Faculty Coach: Dr. John Burris, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. The Void Avengers:

 Void Avenger

 
Finished:  University:  Team Name: 
1 Southeastern Void Avenger
2 LSU ATM
3 USM-GC USM-GC2
4 USA USA-BLUE
5 Southeastern Team Sudo
6 UAB UAB CodeBlazers
7 USA USA//NickName
8 Southeastern Southeastern Gold
9 Southeastern Southeastern Green
10 USM-GC USM-GC
11 MS State Team 2
12 USM SMTT
13 MS State Team 1
14 USA USA-RED
15 LSU Gold
16 USM Syntactical Bugs
17 Southeastern TEAM SLU
18 Tulane Programs with Wolves
19 USM 0xD3ADC0D3
20 USA USA-WHITE
 
 

 Congratulations to all students on our Southeastern Teams: 

    • Void Avenger (Finished #1)

      • Sunil Shahi, Santosh Aryal, and Saket Khatiwada

    • Team Sudo (Finished #5)

      • Joshua Escamilla, Ujjwol Lamichhane, Krunal Khatri

    • Southeastern Gold (Finished #8)

      • Pratyush Pradhanang, Prashant Ghimire, Dinesh Devkota

    • Southeastern Green (Finished #(9)

      • Jeffrey Balint, Matthew Puneky, Thomas Kennedy

    • TEAM SLU (Finished #17)

      • Robin Joshi, Sunita Magar, Rabin Pun

 

Southeastern Teams

 

 

  • Southeastern establishes a Student Section of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) in Spring 2014. http://www.aade.org.  

 

AADE

 

 January 2014

 

Grace Chenevert, Computer Science Major, learns that her presentation entitled "Finger Tip Tracking using the Microsoft Kinect" has been accepted to the UL System Academic Summit. Lafayette, LA. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sebastian van Delden. April 11-12, 2014.


Anthony Blakeney is presented with the District Director Certificate Award in the District 9, Baton Rouge Section.


Dr. Lu Yuan, OSHE faculty member, earns his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential.

Dr. Sebastian van Delden and Dr. Kuo-Pao Yang learn that their paper entitled "Robotics Summer Camps as a Recruiting Tool: A Case Study" will be published in the Journal of Computing Science in Colleges. Papers presented at the CCSC – Mid South Conference in Memphis, TN, April 4-5, 2014, 6 pages.