Computer Science Society (#CSS)
If you’re a computer science student looking to boost your computer skills and make a contribution to your university and community, come and join us!
The Computer Science Society (#CSS) grew out of the faculty's CSC/PUG (“Computer Science Club / Power Users Group”). The club was originally conceived by the faculty’s I.T. Technician Maurice Beckles but was refined with guidance from members of the Computer Science and Electronics disciplines namely: Dr. Adrian Als, Mrs. Tessa King-Inniss, Dr. Thomas Edward, Dr. Ramon Sargeant, and Dr. Hussein Thompson.
The aim of the society is to provide students with the opportunity to apply the theories and ideas gained in the classroom to real world problems through simulations, internships, and community work. During Semester I of the 2014/2015 academic year, the concept was piloted. Initial numbers were expected to average around fifteen members; however the first day numbers exceeded thirty-five students with numbers averaging twenty-six weekly afterward.
Since then, a number of the CSC/PUG students from the pilot are now consulting on projects with the Cave Hill Library, CERMES, and also independently. We also maintain a focus on business applications and presentation skills.
For more information you can:
- Look out for our sessions which are normally held in the CSL (Computer Science Laboratory) from 2 – 4 p.m. on Fridays.