We’re getting ready for a busy Spring semester! USB has joined arms with ACM, the Entrepreneurship Club, and Purdue Hackers to create Purdue’s 1st and largest student-run hackathon – BoilerMake.
BoilerMake is a 36-hour coding competition in which over 400 students from schools across the midwest can create their own software and hardware products and compete to win $10,000 in prizes. This event will be held from February 7-9 in Purdue’s own France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center. Every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided to students free of charge, transportation to/from the event will be free of charge, the event itself is free to attend if admitted after application. Students are encouraged to apply to BoilerMake by December 31st.
USB’s own Kirby Kohlmorgen and Brittany Vacchiano hold the reins on the event as President and VP respectively.
To find out more about BoilerMake, please visit www.boilermake.org, like BoilerMake on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Boilermake), or follow BoilerMake on Twitter (@BoilerMake1). Feel free to check out our video trailer!
If you have any questions about the event, contact Kirby (email@example.com)
Members of USB passing out cookies to freshman Computer Science majors after their first exam!
We are excited to have our new members joining USB for the next 3 years:
The USB hosted our 2nd annual food drop for the students taking CS252. This food drop occurs on the day of the final deadline for the students’ shell projects. The shell project is said to be the hardest project in the CS department that an undergraduate student has to complete. We offer food for the busy students while they hack away and finish their shell projects. This year we bough a student favorite, Buffalo Wild Wings!
USB co-sponsored the Coding Camp held at Purdue. The event was sponsored by Facebook, Google, Monster Energy, Detroit Venture Partners, State Farm, S+C, Exact Target, Kyk Energy and the Purdue Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. There were special talks by Exact Target employees and students of Purdue. Prizes were given out at the end of the day to the group with the best idea and product.
Are you a freshman looking to be more involved in the CS Department?
The CS Undergraduate Student Board is recruiting!
- Do you want to have a voice in policies of the department?
- Do you want to help other students’ opinions to be heard?
- Do you have ideas about changes that could make our department better?
Consider applying for a position on the CS Undergraduate Student Board!
The USB is the link between undergraduate students, faculty, and the CS Corporate Partners. Our purpose is to address problems of the department, network students and companies, and make the undergraduate voice heard throughout the CS community. We sponsor events such as the Corporate Partners Mixer and the Feedback Forum, in addition to addressing issues students are having within the department.
We have openings on our board for a limited number of highly motivated and enthusiastic freshmen.
To apply: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following attached:
- Your current resume
- A brief statement describing a challenge facing our department and your solution.
The deadline for applications is March 8th.
No late applications will be accepted.
Questions? Ask us.
The USB is proud to give the freshmen in CS240 Computer Science T-Shirts. This is an ongoing tradition that USB has done as a gift to students sticking with CS for their degree completion. These shirts will also be given to students participating in coding competitions and hack-a-thons. Thanks again to our Corporate Sponsors for the support!
On November 16 GSB, ACM, CSWN and USB partnered together for the first ever CS Games Night! The event turned out to be a huge success, over 200 graduate and undergraduate students came to play awesome games. Some of the games included Cards Against Humanity, Super Smash Brothers, D & D, and Kinect Adventures.
USB and ACM have begun tutoring sessions that are held every Wednesday night 7:30 – 9:00PM. We have already had a couple, and so far they have had great turnouts. We provide snacks and refreshments to the students, and they provide the questions to keep us busy. The tutoring sessions are focused on CS180 and CS240, which are our introductory freshman level classes.
USB sponsored freshman Sabrina Hofmann to go to Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference in Baltimore from October 3-6. Sabrina was chosen based on her academic merit and extracurricular involvement.