Computer science news

Northwestern College will begin offering a major in software engineering next fall. The major is designed to prepare students for careers in software engineering and development, database administration, and web and mobile app development.

Northwestern College is adding competitive clubs in bowling and esports this spring semester with the intent that the Red Raiders will field varsity-level programs in those sports in 2020–2021.

Northwestern College’s graduate school has added a computer science endorsement to its list of online education endorsement and M.Ed. degrees.

Northwestern College welcomed seven new full-time faculty members with the start of classes this fall.

Three Northwestern College employees have been recognized as recipients of the college’s 2018 Inspirational Service Awards. The winners are Piet Koene, faculty; John Menning, staff; and Dr. Mike Wallinga, faculty/staff.

Twenty-four Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2018 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.

Michael Wallinga, assistant professor of computer science at Northwestern College, has earned a doctorate in computational science and statistics from the University of South Dakota.

Twenty-five Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2017 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.

Computer science students teach code to area schoolchildren
Northwestern seniors Levi Letsche, Emily Pick and Rachel Volk taught computer programming to second and third graders at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Elementary in Marcus, Iowa.

Northwestern students place during computer programming competition
A team of three Northwestern students placed second among 15 teams during the regional Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.