Public invited to Cameron University’s Computing and Technology Week

The Cameron University Department of Computing and Technology will host Computing and Technology Week from April 4-8 with a series of events that will feature a broad range of topics, including GIS mapping, Cyber Security and more. All events are open to the public at no charge. 

Highlighting Computing and Technology Week are feature presentations by expert speakers. On Tuesday, April 5, Ken Cranston, former senior foreign military analyst in spatial information and spatial technologies at the National Ground Intelligence Center, will share his GIS expertise in a presentation entitled   “Developments in Remote Sensing.” Part I: “Maps, Meaning & Reality: The Evolution of Spatial Technologies” will take place at 10 a.m., and Part II: “War is God’s Way of Teaching Americans Geography” will take place at 2 p.m. This presentation will particularly appeal to members of the military and takes place at the CETES Conference Center.

On Wednesday, April 6 at 2 p.m., Mark Kleine, IT Manager for McCoy Tree Surgery, a regional utility line clearance company in Norman, will discuss a custom-built, multi-level reporting system that integrates a vehicle tracking fleet maintenance system with accounting data, compliance information, and other relevant geospatial data. In “Got Data? How We Built a Location-Based Integrated Company Management System, while Breaking all of the Rules,” Kleine will talk about the business case for the project, discuss the technical aspects, and demonstrate the system. This presentation takes place in the School of Business auditorium (Room 111) and will appeal to business owners who face the challenge of finding a computer program that integrates data from multiple locations into one management system.

On Friday, April 8, 11 a.m., Ken Dewey, director of Rose State College’s Cyber Security Program, will speak on the rapidly changing world of Cyber Security in his presentation, “Identity Theft.” The presentation will take place in the CETES Conference Center.

Computing and Technology Week will also feature a Robotics Demonstration on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in Howell Hall, Room 107.

Cameron students will demonstrate their knowledge during several computer and technology related competitions. On Monday, April 4 from 9 – 11 a.m., the competition subject will be Database. Later that day, students will participate in an MS Office competition from 1 – 3 p.m. On Wednesday, April 5, PC Troubleshooting will have the students vying for the top prize from 9:30 a.m. – Noon, and Hacking will be the competition subject on Friday, April 8 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Computing and Technology Week is made possible by the Odessa Drinnon Endowed Lectureship in Pre-Engineering Technology and the Ajesh Bhargava Endowed Lectureship in Computing Sciences.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Computing and Technology at 580-581-2335.


March 28, 2011