Event Archive 2011 - 2012

Event Archive 2010 - 2011

Event Archive 2009 - 2010

Event Archive 2008 - 2009

Event Archive 2007 - 2008

Event Archive 2006 - 2007



Special Features

Prospective Students - Schedule a Campus Visit

  • CIS Department Prospective Student Visits
    Learn about majors/minors in CIS. Enhance your technology skills and your job opportunities! Visit a CIS course with a student.
    Contact Wendy Urban to arrange your visit.

Prospective Students

Schedule a campus visit and also arrange to visit CIS

For more information about our programs, Open Houses and Student Shadowing Opportunities contact Wendy Urban.

Event Archive 2011 - 2012

  • CS/IST Student Faculty Get Together & Research project Presentation Friday, October 7, 2 PM ...more...

Event Archive 2010 - 2011

  • Accepted Student Events Spring 2011:
    Temple is holding our "Experience Temple" event for all accepted students from 9am-3pm on three upcoming dates: Saturday, March 26th, Sunday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 9th. You should have received information on this event in your welcome packet. To attend any of these, you need to rsvp at this site:

  • CIS Events Saturday April 9 at 11:45 AM in Beury Hall

    We hope that you and your parents/guardians will be able to join us at our Open House and Project Competition on Saturday, April 9th at 11:45 in Beury Hall.

    If you are starting with the Experience Temple program earlier in the morning, this will follow the academic presentation from the College of Science and Technology which is also in Beury Hall.

    The CIS Open House program will be in Room 162 of Beury Hall at 12:00 on April 9th, and will include:

    • Current Student Presentations on the IS&T and CS Majors
    • Opportunities to meet Faculty and Student Mentors
    • Literature on Courses, Programs, Research Opportunities and Job Prospects
    • Computing the Future: Student Project Competition (this begins at 10am and will last until 1pm)
    • Question and Answer Session

    This is a great opportunity for you to meet us and learn about what Computer Science at Temple has to offer, to see some of the student projects, and to meet CIS Department students and faculty. Following the Open House, you will have the opportunity to return to the Experience Temple Day or to stay and learn more about CIS. We also invite you to view our student project competition called “The Future of Computing-2011”. During this portion of the event, student projects will be on display and will compete for various awards. The Project Competition begins at 10am and will last until approximately 1pm.

    As a department, we have approximately 400 undergraduate majors. The average class size in our major courses is 25. Our two main programs - the Computer Science Major, and the Information Science and Technology Major - give you the flexibility to tailor your program of study to the areas that most INTEREST YOU. We have 39 full-time faculty, a leading-edge research facility, and access to jobs, internships and employment opportunities with leading companies locally and nationally. Our programs are continually evolving to ensure that we remain current with changes in technology, to give you the best education possible, and to prepare you for the job market or graduate school. We have dedicated staff to help you with your internship and job searches, and also have research opportunities for undergrads. Our website is

    In addition to registering for the Experience Temple Day, please RSVP by April 6th to Professor Wendy Urban, at if you are able to attend the CIS Open House and Future of Computing Project Competition. Please note that you also need to register separately for the Experience Temple Day events if you also plan to attend them. You can also contact me with any questions you may have, or if you’d like to come to campus on a school day to shadow a current student, to meet with faculty or to see our labs.

  • "The Working Women of Technology" a Career Panel, Monday, April 4, 2011 Wachman Hall, 2nd Floor Student Learning and Community Center
  • Scott Laliberte, the co-author of "Hack IT", is the managing director of the Philadelphia branch of Protiviti. As such, he provides clients with quality Information Systems Security and Privacy Services. He will be speaking on security and privacy on Tuesday, November 16 in Tech Center Room 111, from 3:30pm-5:00pm.
  • October 21

"Mirages of Equality: The Changing Status of Women in Science"
Nancy Hopkins
Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences will give a lecture on the evolution of women in science on Thursday, October 21. Hopkins is a pioneer in addressing the issue of gender equality in science and continues to promote equality of opportunity for women scientists in academia.

  • October 9 Temple University Open House
    CIS will have a session specifically for students interested in Computer and Information Sciences. We will have current faculty and students to discuss our department, course offerings and support services for internships, research and jobs.
  • CIS Departmental "Meet and Greet" for Current Students
    To be held on Wednesday, September 29th from 2:45-4:00 in the Student Lounge on the 2nd floor of Wachman Hall.

    This is a great opportunity to meet other CIS students and our faculty in an informal setting. If you are new to our department or to Temple, it's a chance to interact with other students. If you've been at Temple for awhile, it's a good chance to see some friends and to provide some guidance to our newer students.

    Come by for some snacks and to relax for awhile. We will have brief presentations and information from the following individuals/groups:

    Dr. Jie Wu - CIS Department Chairman
    Dr. Gene Kwatny - CIS labs and facilities
    Sally Kyvernitis - CS advising
    Dr. Gary Baram - IS&T advising
  • Dr. Anthony Hughes - Math & Computer Science Advising
    Melissa Peart - President, ACM-W
    Phil Reisch - President, ACM
    Rose McGinnis - Student Career Center
    Wendy Urban - Mentoring Program signups

Event Archive 2009 - 2010


CIS Student Project Presentations

  • On Wed. May 5 from 10:00 to 12:00 in CC 447 the students in CIS 4398 -- Project in Computer Science and CIS 3287 -- Software Design/Practicum will give their final project presentations.

    Projects to be presented are

    jTouch A Java API for multi-touch monitors
    Arcadium A role-playing game that can be played either between two users or with the computer
    T# A cooperative music synthesizer
    MySEPTA A Droid application to get SEPTA train, bus, and subway schedules
    A GNOME plugin for game controllers
    A plugin to Data Crow to manage comic books
    An API for entry of contact information (a cooperative open-source project with an outside party)
    A plugin to Open Office to scan a document and replace words using a thesaurus

Symposium Honoring Gerhard Sessler & James E. West on their receipt of The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering for the Invention of the Electret Microphone.

Temple University, Kiva Auditorium

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 9 AM - 12 Noon.

Temple University Career Fair: Thurs. Feb. 18 . . . . .12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
200 HG Student Center
50+ employers

For a complete listing of employers attending the Career Fair and all Career Week details:

12/11/2009 Undergraduate Project Presentations, 10 AM - 12 PM, Wachman 447

12/3/2009 How To Land A Summer Internship: CST students can attend this event to meet faculty, career coaches, academic advisors and recruiters and start or finish planning their application for Summer 2010 Internships. The event will be held on December 3, 2009, at 5:00 pm in Beury Hall, Room 160.

CIS Department Open House

Saturday, November 21
Learn about majors/minors in CIS Enhance your technology skills and your job opportunities! 
Hear the details directly from our students and our faculty. 
Can’t make it? Contact Wendy Urban ( to learn more!

Join CIS Students, Faculty, Dean Hai-Lung Dai and CIS Department Chair Jie Wu at the

Grand Opening of the Student Learning & Community Center (SLCC)

on the 2nd floor of Wachman Hall,  Wednesday, October 7th
2:00-3:30pm in the SLCC
(Rooms 215, 217)

We have a wonderful new space for CIS students for studying, working in groups or relaxing with friends.  Be sure to check it out soon!

Grand Opening Events:
  • See the SLCC and hear how it will benefit you (Gene Kwatny)
  •  Hear from Dean Dai, Dean of the College of Science and Technology
  •  Meet our new Department Chairman, Dr. Wu
  •  Learn about the services available fromt he CIS Student Career Assistance Center (Rose McGinnis)
  •  Sign-up for the CIS Mentoring Program - be a mentor or get a mentor (Wendy Urban)
  •  Get updated on ACM activities (Claudia Pine-Simon)
  •  Socialize with Students and Faculty
  •  Free Food and Give-a-way to all who attend.

CIS Department Open House

Learn about majors/minors in CIS

Enhance your technology skills and your job opportunities!

Sunday, October 4th, 12:15pm, Beury Hall, Room 162

Hear the details directly from our students and our faculty.

Can’t make it? Contact Wendy Urban ( to learn more!

Science & Technology Job Fair
Sept. 29, 2009    HG Student Center, Rm. 200

1:30pm - 2:30pm        Networking lunch
2:30pm - 5:30pm        Job Fair
2:00pm - 4:00pm        Résumé Clinic
6:00pm - 7:30pm        Professional Panel:
Careers for Science and Technology Majors

20+ companies and organizations
interested in science & technology majors
100+ full time, part time, and internship positions

Résumé and professional attire required.
Register online

Event Archive 2008 - 2009

Computer & Information Sciences Open House

Sunday, March 29th from 11:00am-12:00pm

Ground Floor, Wachman Hall.

Join us for:

  • Student Presentations on the IS&T and CS Majors
  • Opportunities to meet Faculty and Student Mentors
  • Literature on Courses, Programs and Job Prospects
  • Presentations from Current Students
  • Question and Answer Session

The Open House is being held in conjunction with the "Future of Computing-2009" Student Project Competition. Come for both - learn about our programs, and see the projects that are students have been working on. You even get to vote for your favorite project!

The Future of Computing 2009

Student Project Competition of the Computer and Information Sciences Department

Time: March 29, 2009, 10 AM to 1 PM

Location: Ground Floor of Wachman Hall, Temple University Main Campus

The 2009 Student Project Competition of the CIS Dept. is designed to recognize the best graduate and the best undergraduate student projects (three awards in each category). The projects may be course projects, research projects, or any CIS projects performed by a CIS student or a group of CIS students during the Fall 2008 and/or Spring 2009 semesters.

The Award Committee, composed of CIS students, faculty, and corporate sponsors, will select the awardees. The selection criteria will be based on:

  • Most Innovative use of technology
  • Most Useful to the proposed community of users
  • Best Project Presentation

For More Information ...

For Project Submission: Future of Computing

ACM Presents: Rolf Lakaemper, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor Temple CIS Department

"Rescue Robots: Disaster City, Texas"

When: Tuesday, March 3, 11:40-12:30
Where: Tech Center: Room 111

Disaster City? It does exist. And, yes, it is in Texas. Created by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M System, the mock community or "Firemen's Disneyland" features full-scale, collapsible structures designed to simulate various levels of disaster and wreckage which can be customized for the specific training needs of any group. Or, as the official website says: "Welcome to Disaster City®, a place where tragedy and training meet – a place where anything is possible."

In 2008, the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) operated Exercise for Rescue Robotics took place in Disaster City. The exercise brought together first
responders, robot engineers and robot scientists to promote and evaluate the development of autonomous rescue robots. These robots assist first responders in search and rescue(SAR) tasks in (urban) disaster environments.

The talk will give some impressions about the exercise, the rescue robot community and especially the research behind all the fun. Dr. Lakaemper focuses his research on the internal map building process of rescue robot. These robots are equipped with very limited sensors, which poses a major challenge on this process, which aims to build a realistic robot-internal representation of the physical environment. Dr.Lakaemper will show how a process, which combines basic human perception and Newton's physics,can augment the sensor data and cause robots to imagine expected environmental features. This process, called 'Force Field Simulation based on Virtual Scans', can significantly improve the map building process and help the rescue robots to navigate their world.

Temple University Career Center

Spring Career Week
February 16-19, 2009

Student Networking Night with Alumni Mentors Monday,
February 16 - 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
200 Student Center

Know you need to "network" but not sure how to do it? Learn
the dos and don'ts of networking and practice your new
skills with alumni mentors. Light refreshments will be
served and seating is limited. Participants must RSVP by
February 11 through
This event is co-sponsored by the Temple Young Alumni

Career Expo: Tuesday, February 17; 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Student Center

Connect with up to 100 employers who are hiring for
professional internships and full-time positions. Details
regarding employers, positions, and student registration
will be available on Students
must register in advance. Resume and business professional
dress are required on the day of the Expo.

Etiquette Dinner: Wednesday, February 18; 5:00 p.m., Mitten
Hall Two forks, three spoons and multiple knives - what to

Learn the proper etiquette to successfully navigate a
business dinner or luncheon. Tickets will be on sale in
the Career Center. $10 students; $15 alumni.

Going Global Career Night: Thursday, February 19; 4:00 to
6:00 p.m., 200 Student Center

Explore and learn about global
career opportunities and career paths in the U.S. and
abroad. Connect with professionals and campus resources to
assist you on your global journey.

CIS 4339 Course Project Presentation: "Developing a Website as a Teaching Aid for Computer Science Classes", Grae Cullen, Justin Roman, and Tanisha Rankin

Wednesday, December 10

3-4pm, 447 Wachman Hall

Science, Technology and Technology Graduate Open House

Friday, November 7   5:30 PM

160 Beury Hall

Temple Main Campus

Future students will be able to meet with Temple’s research-active faculty, speak with admissions representatives about financing an affordable Temple degree, and register for an exclusive textbook scholarship. 

CIS Student/Faculty Colloquium

Brian Kernighan, Ph.D. Princeton University

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 230pm-320pm

CC 0G006 (Ground Floor, Wachman Hall)

"An Informal Discussion of the Origins and Evolution of the C Programming Language and Other Languages"

Brian Kernighan received his BASc from the University of Toronto in 1964 and a PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1969. He was in the Computing Science Research center at Bell Labs until 2000, and is now in the Computer Science Department at Princeton.

He is the author of 8 books and some technical papers, and holds 4 patents. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002. His research areas include programming languages, tools and interfaces that make computers easier to use, often for non-specialist
users. He is also interested in technology education for non-technical audiences.

CST Job Fair

The CST Job Fair provides workshops, networking and the chance speak directly with employers interested in hiring science and techonology majors. The event is open to all science and technology undergraduates and recent alumni. Participants can submit résumés, make an excellent first impression, talk to recent alumni, participate in career workshops, and learn about career paths at particular companies.


November 18, 2008  |  11am–2pm

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200

1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Click here to Register online


CST 10th Anniversary Celeration Event

Demonstration of the CAVE Virtual Reality System

Department of Computer and Information Sciences Chair Justin Shi and Department of Physical Therapy Professor Joseph Barton will demonstrate the CAVE virtual reality system.  Modern Virtual Reality (VR) displays can deliver strong visual experiences for non-scientific applications such as gaming and data visualization.  This demonstration will showcase VR applications for physical therapy treating post-stroke patients and human 3D perception studies.

Friday, November 21, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

40 Pearson Hall

Contact: Alexander Yates, Assistant Professor


Temple University Fall 2008 Career Expo 

(Sponsored by Career Services)

October 2, 2008

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Liacouras Center

CIS Meet and Greet

Monday, September 22, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Student Activity Center Rooms 200AB

Join other CIS Students, Faculty and Staff for a casual gathering.
Hang out with fellow students and your professors.

Learn about the Mentoring program: Get a mentor…or be a mentor…sign up for the CIS Mentoring Program

Listen to brief presentations from Dr. Hai-Lung Dai (CST Dean), Dr. Yuan Shi (Dept. Chairman), Dr. Gary Baram (IS&T Advisor), Sally Kyvernitis (CS Advisor), Rose McGinnis (CIS Career Center) and Claudia Pine-Simon (ACM)

Free Refreshments! Win a door prize, including:

Mouse pad with USB Ports; Laptop Cooling Pad; Wii Wireless Adapter
2 GB MP3 Player; Kingston 4GB mobile data kit; Blank DVDs/CDs

Event Archive 2007-2008

Grand Opening: Student Career Assistance Center

          Where: Wachman Hall Room 350

When: Friday, April 25th, 10:30-1PM

Join us for light refreshments and an in-person Q&A with Prof. Rose McGinnis

Check the schedule for:

Resume Workshops

How to Find a Job Workshops


Where: TECH Center 111

When: Thursday APRIL 24 4PM

The Future of Computing 2008

Student Project Competition of the Computer and Information Sciences Department

Time: March 29, 2008, 10 AM to 1 PM

Location: First Floor of Tuttleman Hall, Temple University Main Campus

The 2008 Student Project Competition of the CIS Dept. is designed to recognize the best graduate and the best undergraduate student projects (three awards in each category). The projects may be course projects, research projects, or any CIS projects performed by a CIS student or a group of CIS students during the Fall 2007 or Spring 2008 semesters.

The Award Committee, composed of CIS students, faculty, and corporate sponsors, will select the awardees. The selection criteria will be based on:

  • Most Innovative use of technology
  • Most Useful to the proposed community of users
  • Best Project Presentation

For More Information ...

For Project Submission: Future of Computing

Becoming an Entrepreneur in Science and Technology

Panel Discussion

Professor Yuan Shi

Professor Sanford Sorkin

Wednesday, December 5

3:30 PM

Tech Center 111

Everything you ever wanted to know about starting a business with a technology focus (and making lots of money). ... more ...

All Temple Students

CIS Open House

Thursday November 29, 2007

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Gittis Student Center, Room 200C

Learn about CIS Major and Minor degree programs. Talk with CIS Faculty and Students.

Contact Wendy Urban for more information

Short Courses / Lectures

Held in the TECH Center, Room 111, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

10/31/2007   Howard Walowitz, "Flash Programming"

11/7/2007     Jon Bringhurst, "PHP Programming"

11/28/2007   Brian Cole, "Python Programming"

       Some interesting and helpful documentation for Python programming


Internships & Employment

Ivory Tower: Consulting firm will discuss available internships and employment. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 11:45-1:00, SAC 217A
Students should bring their resumes. There will be pizza and refreshments.

Cisco Systems: Representatives will discuss networking careers at Cisco, and Cisco certifications
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11:45-12:45
Tech Center, RM 111
There will be pizza and refreshments

CIS and the ACM co-sponsor a "CIS Student Get Together" on Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-5:30 in Room 111 of the Tech Center.

Special Guest

Walter Mossberg, the personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and CNBC commentator, will be speaking in Kiva Auditorium Monday, October 22nd from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM about the state of personal technology in the world today.

Career Development Services is hosting the Fall 2007 Career Expo on Thursday, October 18,2007. More than 130 employers will be on campus looking for "Temple Talent", including organizations such as: Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, U.S. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Math for America, On-Assignment Lab Support, Peace Corps, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and many more! Visit the Career Expo website:

There will be a Graduate Student/Faculty Reception Tuesday, October 16, in room 108 Wachman Hall, from 2:30-4:30 PM.
All Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants and Fellows are required to attend. All Graduate Students/Staff/Faculty are welcome.
We will be serving yummy desserts.

From Career Development Services:

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable career experience...

CIS Students: STOP POUNDING THE PAVEMENT! Find a job at the The Part-Time Job & Internship Fair Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Mitten Hall, Great Court 12:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.

Here are just a few of the employers interested in recruiting CIS Majors...

American Association for Cancer Research; Campbell Soup Company; Central Intelligence Agency; Charter School Services; Clean Water Action; Dept. of Veterans Affairs; IKEA; INROADS; Kaplan Test Prep Liberty Mutual Insurance; Philadelphia Gas Works; Rita's Water Ice; Society of Hospital Medicine

Please dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. (Have your resume critiqued at CDS prior to the fair!)

Check out for more details.

CST Graduate Student Orientation will be August 22 from 9 AM - 2pm in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall.

Event Archive 2006-2007

CIS Student Open House

Saturday March 31, 10 AM - 12 Noon, TECH Center 111.

Accepted CIS Majors for Fall 2008 and Current CIS Students.


  • Continental Breakfast
  • Student Presentations on the IS&T and CS Programs
  • Meet Student Mentors
  • Presentations from Faculty on Emerging Technologies and Other Technology Topics
  • Opportunities to meet Faculty and Students
  • Literature on Courses, Programs and Job Prospects
  • Presentations from Alumni
  • Tour of the Tech Center’s Facilities
  • Question and Answer Session.

MORE Information about the Open House

Dr. Jim Miller

Microsoft Compiler Team

"CLR: Internals and Future Direction"  (Common Language Runtime) [Slides]

Wednesday Nov 29, 11:40 AM

TECH Center Room 111

Earlier this year, Microsoft released a new version of Visual Studio including the latest version of the Common Language Runtime. Dr. Miller will talk about the implementation of some of the new technology (generics, for example). Then talk about future directions for the CLR. Would you like to see in the next version of the CLR? What have you always wanted to know about how the CLR evolves over time? What technologies do you think should become part of a future CLR?

John Fiore

(CIS Instructor)

" The Internet and Privacy"

Monday, Nov. 27. 11:40-12:30. Tech Center: Room 111

Vanguard is Hiring!

"Vanguard's Technology Leadership Program"

Frank Smith

Monday, November 13

11:40 - 12:30 pm

Speakman Hall 212

Bring your Resume

CIS Department Open House

How you can become a CIS major!

Are there really all of those job opportunities?

Student Research Presentations

Thursday, November 9  3-6 PM

The TECH Center, room 111

RSVP to Wendy Urban

Learn about Price Waterhouse Coopers Internships

Presented by Neil Cooper, Managing Director, PWC, and Member of the CIS Advisory Board

November 6 11:40 - 12:30 PM

TECH Center Room 111

TechTrek - Chester County

Tuesday October 31   10AM -  2:20 PM

Penn State Great Valley Campus

Sign Up Now  Buses leave Main Campus @ 8:30 AM

Student ACM's First General Meeting October (First Week, TBA)

11:40AM - 12:30PM
Speakman Hall Room 212

Pricewaterhouse Coopers On Campus Interviews

September 27th-28th All Day
CSPD - 108 Speakman Hall

ITUG event to focus on blogs and wikis  Thursday Sept 21 12:00-1:00