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    Kay Oliver, Academic Advisor

    Kay Oliver is the academic advisor for all College of Computing graduate-level majors, as well as the undergraduate majors in the Applied Computing department (CNSA, EET, Cybersecurity, Mechatronics).

    Chances are good that you’ve met Kay. Here’s a bit of background about her education and career.

    Oliver has an M.A. in educational technology from Michigan State University and a B.S. in physics from Western Michigan University with Michigan Tech coursework in Chemistry.

    For more than 20 years she worked with the Department of Defense Education Activity, a government agency responsible for K-12 education of children of American citizens working internationally for the DoD and the US Military.

    For most of that time she was responsible for the professional development of teachers with education technology. Now she continues her commitment to student success by working with students and professors to help our MTU students find their path through the College of Computing.

    Oliver has had the privilege of living in Pisa, Italy, Bitburg, Germany; and PyeongTaek, South Korea, but she is pleased to return to her roots in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula where she enjoys sailing, kayaking, biking, and skiing.

    Make an appointment to talk with Kay here.


    Register Early for Summer ’21 CS, EET, SAT Classes



    The College of Computing will offer the following CS, EET, and SAT classes this summer.

    Please register early. Any courses with insufficient enrollment by April 5, 2021, may not be offered this summer.

    Link to registration information here.


    CS Classes – Summer 2021


    CS 1111, Intro to Programming in C/C++
    CRN 52293 | Lab | Instructor: Zhang
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 1111, Intro to Programming in C/C++
    CRN 52292 | 3 credits | Instructor: Zhang
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 1121, Intro to Programming I
    CRN 50686 | Lab | Instructor: Pomerville
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 1121, Intro to Programming I
    CRN 50685 | 3 credits | Instructor: Pomerville
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 1122, Intro to Programming II
    CRN 52211 | Lab | Instructor: TBA
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 1122, Intro to Programming II
    CRN 51645 | 3 credits | Instructor: TBA
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 1142, Programming at HW/SW Interface
    CRN 51744 | 3 credits | Instructor: Vertanen
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    CS 2321, Data Structures
    3 credits | Instructor: Adhikary | Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    NEW!
    CS 4321, Intro to Algorithms
    CRN 52294| 3 credits | Instructor: Wang
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    NEW!
    CS 4710, Model-driven Software Development
    CRN 51745 |3 credits | Instructor: Ebnenasir
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online


    SAT Classes, Summer 2021


    SAT 1700, Cyber Ethics
    CRN 52303 | 3 credits | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 2343, Network Administration I
    CRN 51963 | Lab | Instructor: Van Wagner
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 2343, Network Administration I
    CRN 51962 | 4 credits | Instructor: Van Wagner
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 2511, Microsoft System Admin
    CRN 51529 | Lab | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 2511, Microsoft System Admin
    CRN 51528 | 4 credits | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 2711, Linux Fundamentals
    CRN 51531 | Lab | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 2711, Linux Fundamentals
    CRN 51530 | 4 credits | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 3310, Scripting Admin and Automation
    CRN 51965 | Lab | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 3310, Scripting Admin and Automation
    CRN 51964 | 3 credits | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 3611, Infrastructure Service Admin
    CRN 51594 | Lab | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 3611, Infrastructure Service Admin
    CRN 51593 | 3 credits | Instructor: Arney
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 3820, Wireless System Administration
    CRN 51533 | Lab | Instructor: Van Wagner
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 3820, Wireless System Administration
    CRN 51532 | 4 credits | Instructor: Van Wagner
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 4816, Digital Forensics
    CRN 52164 | Lab | Instructor: Van Wagner
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online

    SAT 4816, Digital Forensics
    CRN 52163 | 3 credits | Instructor: Van Wagner
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/ 24 | Location: Online



    EET Classes- Summer 2021


    EET 1120, Circuits I
    CRN 52221 | Lab | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: TBA

    EET 1120, Circuits I
    CRN 52220 | 4 credits | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: TBA

    EET 2141, Digital/Microprocessor Basics
    CRN 52297 | Lab | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 06/28 – 08/12 | Location: Online

    EET 2141, Digital/Microprocessor Basics
    CRN 52296 | 4 credits | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 06/28 – 08/12 | Location: Online

    EET 2233, Electrical Machinery
    CRN 51429 | Lab | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: TBA

    EET 2233, Electrical Machinery
    CRN 51428 | 4 credits | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: TBA

    EET 3373, Intro to Prog Controllers
    CRN 52141 | Lab | Instructor: Rawashdeh
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: 07 0427

    EET 3373, Intro to Prog Controllers
    CRN 52140 | 3 credits | Instructor: Rawashdeh
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: 07 0316

    EET 3390, Power Systems
    CRN 52302 | 3 credits | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/10 – 06/24 | Location: Online

    EET 4144, Real-Time Robotics Systems
    CRN 52170 | Lab | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/03 – 05/14 | Location: 07 0427A

    EET 4144, Real-Time Robotics Systems
    CRN 52169 | 4 credits | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/03 – 05/14 | Location: 07 0427

    EET 4311, Advanced Circuits and Controls
    CRN 52299 | Lab | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 06/28 – 08/12 | Location: Online

    EET 4311, Advanced Circuits and Controls
    CRN 52298 | 4 credits | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 06/28 – 08/12 | Location: Online

    EET 5144, Real-Time Robotics Systems
    CRN 52172 | Lab | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/03 – 05/14 | Location: 07 0427A

    EET 5144, Real-Time Robotics Systems
    CRN 52171 | 4 credits | Instructor: Sergeyev
    Dates: 05/03 – 05/14 | Location: 07 0427

    EET 5311, Advanced Circuits and Controls
    CRN 52301 | Lab | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 06/28 – 08/12 | Location: Online

    EET 5311, Advanced Circuits and Controls
    CRN 52300 | 4 credits | Instructor: Hazaveh
    Dates: 06/28 – 08/12 | Location: Online


    Academic Calendar, Summer 2021

    Mon., May 10, Session A Begins
    Mon., May 10, Full Session Begins
    Mon., May 31, Memorial Day Recess
    Tues., Jun 01, Classes Resume
    Thurs., Jun 24, Session A Ends
    Fri., Jun 25, Session A Exams
    Mon., Jun 28, Session B Begins
    Mon., Jul 05, Independence Day Recess
    Tues., Jul 06, Classes Resume
    Thurs., Aug 12, Session B Ends
    Thurs., Aug 12, Full Session Ends
    Fri., Aug 13, Final Exam Period



    Michigan Tech on Multiple U.S. News and World Report Rankings Lists

    U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of colleges and universities was released last week and, once again, Michigan Tech appears on several the new lists.

    Michigan Tech appears on the following ranking lists:

    • National Universities
    • Best Colleges for Veterans
    • Best Value Schools
    • Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • Top Public Schools

    Complete ranking lists and more information about the annual U.S.News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities can be found here.


    Computer Science, Software Engineering B.S. Programs Granted ABET Accreditation

    The Computer Science and Software Engineering bachelor of science programs in the Michigan Tech College of Computing have recently been granted ABET accreditations through ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) and its Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), respectively.

    ABET accreditation, which is voluntary, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

    The Computer Science and Software Engineering ABET accreditations join two additional College of Computing ABET-accredited undergraduate programs: Computer Network and System Administration and Electrical Engineering Technology.

    The announcement follows an 18-month ABET accreditation process, which included an in-depth self-study and report and an on-site visit from the ABET review team, which occurred in fall 2019. A lengthy readiness review was also prepared by the Computer Science department prior to the start of the accreditation process.

    “I am grateful to all the faculty, staff, and students, as well as our alumni and advisory board members, who participated in this process,” says Department Chair Linda Ott, Computer Science. “It is time-consuming, but well worth the effort, to give our students even greater assurance that they are getting the quality education that they deserve and expect from us.”

    “Linda, Nilufer Onder, Chuck Wallace, and so many others contributed to this accomplishment,” says College of Computing Dean Adrienne Minerick. “This accreditation status is one of many quality indicators that potential employers can use to assess the breadth and depth of our graduates’ knowledge.”

    Associate Professor Nilufer Onder is the undergraduate program director for the Department of Computer Science. Associate Professor Charles Wallace, Computer Science, is the College of Computing’s Associate Dean for Curriculum and Instruction.

    “With these accreditations, prospective and current students and their parents know that our programs are rigorous, and that our high quality curricula embrace continuous improvement,” says Minerick. “It reaffirms that as the Computing fields evolve, so do College of Computing academic programs.”

    “The self-study process at the heart of accreditation is laborious and no one’s idea of a good time,” shares Wallace. “But the results of that intensive reflection have already led to constructive changes in our Computer Science and Software Engineering curricula. I appreciate the extraordinary efforts of my colleagues Nilufer Onder, Zhenlin Wang, Gorkem Asilioglu, and James Walker in pushing the process through to completion.”

    “It is fantastic to see that ABET has recognized what we have known all along: Michigan Tech’s Computer Science and Software Engineering programs meet the highest quality standards and are committed to continuous improvement,” says Leonard Bohmann, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in Michigan Tech’s College of Engineering. “Students, and the companies that hire them when they graduate, can be confident that their Michigan Tech education meets exacting global standards in these high-tech fields.”

    “Our graduates have always been in high demand by industry,” Ott confirms. “The ABET focus on continuous quality improvement, core to the accreditation process, further ensures that our graduates’ knowledge and skills will continue to meet industry’s expectations into the future.”

    The Computer Science and Software Engineering undergraduate programs were offered through the College of Engineering prior to the establishment of the College of Computing in July 2019.

    “ABET accreditation demonstrates the direct involvement of faculty and staff in the self-assessment and continuous quality improvement processes, and validates that the pedagogical practices used in Computer Science and Software Engineering courses–and in all courses in ABET-accredited programs–are based upon learning outcomes, rather than teaching inputs,” Bohmann says.

    ABET is considered the gold standard of accreditation in engineering and related programs. ABET accreditation has been granted to exceptional academic programs since 1932. (https://www.abet.org)

    The Michigan Tech College of Computing, established July 1, 2019, offers undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs in Computer Network and System Administration, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering Technology, Health Informatics, Mechatronics, and Software Engineering.


    College of Computing Focus of HostingAdvice Article

    The College of Computing and the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) are the subjects of an article published today (Sept. 2, 2020) on HostingAdvice.com, a website and blog that educates visitors to the site about the world of web hosting.

    The article, for which College of Computing Dean Adrienne Minerick was interviewed, provides a close look at the new College, its well-established Computer Science and Software Engineering degree programs (BS, MS, and Ph.D.), new Cybersecurity and Mechatronics undergraduate programs, as well as faculty research and the ICC.

    Special emphasis is placed on the Computer Network and Systems Administration undergraduate degree program, in which students prepare for careers as network and computer systems administrators, commonly referred to as a “sysadmins.”

    Read the full article here.

    “Our readers know that a lot goes into finding the best providers of shared, dedicated, and virtual private servers,” said Sean Garrity, managing editor at HostingAdvice.com. “The article provides information about how to prepare if you want to to break into the industry as a professional, not just a consumer.”


    New Computing Bits Session is Wednesday, August 5 at 6 pm

    A second College of Computing Computing Bits session will take place Wednesday, August 5, at 6:00 p.m. via online Zoom meeting. A link to the event has been emailed to students.

    This week’s session will include presentations by two student groups: the cybersecurity RedTeam and the Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE). Following, students are invited to join conversational breakout rooms with College of Computing faculty members, and advisors and representatives from College of Computing student groups. Students may move from room to room according to their interests.

    Join the Computing Bits session here.

    We really enjoyed visiting with you at the first Computing Bits sessions, so we calibrated content for this next week to emphasize discussion time with faculty. We will also have returning Computing Huskies join in conversations.

    New students: This is your chance to ask that question you’ve been wanting to ask–about computing, college, degree programs, careers, snow, pasties — anything!

    Dean Adrienne Minerick

    At the first Computing Bits session, July 29, 2020, new Assistant Professor Briana Bettin, Computer Science, and Senior Lecturer Todd Arney, Applied Computing discussed introductory Computing courses. Additional presentations included the Copper Country Coders student outreach group and conversations with department chairs Dan Fuhrmann, Applied Computing, and Linda Ott, Computer Science.

    Additional Computing Bits sessions will be scheduled in the weeks ahead; topics will be announced in advance. Sessions will include breakout rooms in which faculty members will discuss a unifying topic, such as A.I., cybersecurity, health informatics, or even “what do I need to know about computers before I start?”