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U of M Computer Science Department Will Host Open House Dec. 10 University News
For release: December 2, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The week of Dec. 6-12 will be Computer Science Education Week, as declared by Pres. Barack Obama. To celebrate this occasion, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis will host an open house Thursday, Dec. 10, from 2 until 6 p.m. in Dunn Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The open house agenda includes:

2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. - Tours of research labs, with researchers giving short demonstrations about their current research projects and allowing hands-on activities; tours will leave from Room 209 of Dunn Hall.

4 to 5 p.m. - “Discovering Computer Science at the University of Memphis,” an interactive presentation in Room 351 of Dunn Hall; attendees will learn the answers to questions about the field, such as: “What is computer science?” “What are the career opportunities for computer science majors?” and “What courses are required for the minor, major, or double major?”

During the school week, faculty from the Department of Computer Science also will visit local high schools to deliver the presentation “Discovering Computer Science” to science and mathematics classes and in school assemblies.

For more information, or to schedule a visit from a faculty member, contact Linda Sherrell at 901-678-3139 or, or Vinthuy Phan at 901-678-1535 or

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