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11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.| AOC2 215
Join your classmates for an Ice Cream Social to celebrate the end of the semester!


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | BY INVITATION ONLY - Current and past UPE members are invited to attend. Our invited keynote speaker is Tabitha D. James, M.Ed., an entrepreneur, author, researcher, and transformational strategist.  See UPE for more details » 

Academic & Career Advising Pizza Party - CANCELLED UNTIL RESCHEDULED IN THE FUTURE

12:00 p.m.  | AOC2 215 & 216
Join us for pizza and group advising to set up your Fall 2020 course schedule. Meet in AOC2 216 for advising and to have your academic hold removed.  Then, head over to AOC2 216 for pizza and to meet with the Career Services representative!  Career Services will join us to provide you with assistance with the career-related services Coastal provides for our students.  

News Release: USRC Provides Opportunities to Coastal Carolina University Students

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) and the Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC), a joint program between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC), in Los Alamos, New Mexico, have a strong relationship that has involved many CCU students over the past several years. This collaboration has resulted in multiple year-long research assistantships at CCU, summer internships and permanent job placements at the NMC and LANL. See more about the CCU-LANL collaboration »

First Day of Classes!

The Faculty and Staff of the Computing Sciences Department welcome you back for another semester!  We'll post our Spring 2020 schedule upon our return.

Club Events

Numbers & Bytes - 5:00 p.m. AOC2 214

Come and join the Numbers & Bytes for a club meeting.

IEEE Student Club Meeting - 5:00 p.m.Save and approve

Come and join the IEEE Club at their first meeting of the semester. Room AOC2 215.

NSBE Student Club Meeting - 3:00 p.m.

Come and join the NSBE Student Club at their first meeting of the semester. Room LJSU A214.

Numbers & Bytes Student Club Meeting - 5:00 p.m.

Come and join the Numbers & Bytes Student Club at their first meeting of the semester. Room LJSU A214.

Computing Sciences Student Clubs End-of-Semester Social

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    |  Myrtle Beach Bowl (101 Philip Gray Dr.)   |   $2 per game & $2 for shoes

Prior Events



October 3rd and 4th - Grace Hopper Local Streaming Event Mornings The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest women in technology conference. We will gather to watch women leaders in tech fields. These talks are 1h 45min long, but there is no expectation that you need to stay the whole time.

  • October 2 at 9 a.m. AOC2 241: Opening Keynote: Aicha Evans and Ana Roca Castro
  • October 3 at 9:45 a.m. AOC2 241: Making STEM Education Accessible Through the Immersion of Dance
  • October 4 at 10:30 a.m. AOC2 241: 5 Reasons to Work at a Startup. For more on this talk, visit Discuss How to reach 50/50 by 2025

September 19, 2019 - Student Club Special Interest Meeting
Noon, Computing Sciences Hallway AOC2 2nd Floor
There is a drawing for a $25 Domino’s gift card on Sept. 30 for all who complete an interest card. Representing the following clubs: ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, CyberSecurity Club, IEEE – Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers, Numbers and Bytes, and WiS – Women in STEM

September 16, 2019 - Women in STEM Fellowship Kick-Off
All Women students in a STEM major at CCU are invited to join the  Women in STEM Fellowship for desserts to learn about who we are, our mission, and financial support.  Free T-Shirt!!!  Drop-in between 3pm and 4pm in HTCC 207.

September 15, 2019 - Guest Lecturer Bob Robey
Bob Robey, Computational Physicist / Programmer @ Los Alamos National Laboratory - "CLAMR: How students, fires, hashing, and Coastal Carolina University forged an adaptive mesh mini application."  Topics include computational science, high performance, computing, some internship opportunities for summer 2020, experiences from past CCU student interns and MORE!

September 2-14, 2019 - Kimbel Library Exhibit: Limitless Ambition
The traveling exhibit, When Computers Wore Skirts,  and the Smithsonian poster exhibit, Earth from Space, will be on display downstairs in the Kimbel Library from September 2-14, 2019. The exhibits are free and open to the public.  On Thursday, September 5, there will be a special showing of "Hidden Figures" at 5 p.m. in the Lib Jackson Student Union theater. The movie will be followed by a lecture on the Harvard Computers by CCU Teaching Associate of Astronomy and Computer Science Ian Hewitt, Physics & Engineering Science/Computing Sciences.

August 19, 2019 - CINO TIE
As part of the CINO TIE events, the Department of Computing Sciences faculty and staff members welcomed our new freshmen class at this special meeting.

June 30, 2019 - Gupta College of Science Naming Ceremony
On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 a naming ceremony was held in honor of Sunny Gupta, a 1992 Coastal Carolina University alumnus. Sunny Gupta was a computer science graduate in 1992 and was named the College of Science's Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2008. Current student, Jeanne Dehetre, who is majoring in information technology and minoring in criminology, represented the current students of the Department of Computing Sciences at the ceremony.  Gupta College of Science Naming Ceremony »

June 14, 2019 - Alayna Johnston Receives Scholarship
The Department of Computing Sciences is pleased to announce that Alayna Johnston meets criteria for and has been awarded the Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Stephen Sheel and Professor Eugene Collins for the 2019-20 academic year.  Dr. Sheel and Professor Collins both formerly served as Chair of the Department of Computing Sciences and currently still teach some of our courses!  We are pleased to support a current student in honor of Dr. Sheel and Professor Collins!  Alayna is an active student in the department and member the Women in STEM student club.  Congratulations to Alayna!

Wednesday, April 17th - Ice Cream Social
The Department of Computing Sciences is sponsoring an ICE CREAM SOCIAL on Wednesday, April 17th at 12pm on the second floor of the AOC2 building between the tutoring labs.  The Women in STEM student club will host the event!  

Wednesday, April 3 from 12 noon - 3 pm Spring Career & Internship Fair
HTC Center Arena - FREE and open to all CCU students and graduates!  Bring your resumes and dress professionally.  Full list with employer links on Handshake (use your CCU login).

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12pm - Group Advising & Pizza Party
Join us for pizza as we have a group academic advising session.  We'll discuss the curriculum and answer questions you have.  Faculty will be available for one-on-one assistance. Location:  AOC2-215 Tutoring Lab.  Pizza will be from Fox's Pizza Den.

February 20, 2019 - Chili Cook-off!
This time, the faculty, staff, and tutors are competing!  If at least 40 attend and vote, we'll raffle off a $25 gift card!
Update:  First place was Josh Westerhaus by a landslide!  We either didn't have 40 students attend (or 40 tickets were not turned in), so we didn't hold the raffle.  We didn't want to go without giving away the prize, so Josh Westerhaus will receive the gift card!  Congratulations, Josh!

January 31, 2019 - Pancake Breakfast
The faculty and staff are serving pancakes and juice outside of the computer labs!  Come and enjoy breakfast before class.

November 28, 2018 - Chicken Bog!
Chicken Bog is a local dish made with chicken, rice, and sausage.  At this event, the faculty and staff are cooking and the students are voting!  Come and join us for lunch for this tasty dish.  First place was Mrs. Burke.  Second place was Dr. French. Third place was Mr. Nance.  The WINNER for a gift certificate to Wild Wings was LeAerialle White.  Congratulations, LeAerialle!

October 18, 2018 - Meet the Tutors
Enjoy free coffee and doughnuts during our drop-in open house to meet our academic student tutors. 
Update:  The WINNER for a gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice went to BRAEDEN SLADE.  

October 11, 2018 - Group Advising
Join us for pizza as we have a group academic advising session.  We'll discuss the curriculum and answer questions you have.  Faculty will be available for one-on-one assistance.