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CEET job fair
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology will host an engineering job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Engineering majors, as well as computer science majors, are invited to learn more about opportunities for full-time jobs and internships. More than 35 companies participate. The job fair takes place in rooms 354...
Kevin Matesi
NIU graduate student Kevin Matesi will be honored in New York this month as the winner of the 2014 IBM Master the Mainframe contest. Matesi, of Wauconda, edged out nearly 4,900 competitors in the annual contest that challenges students to demonstrate their mainframe computer programming abilities. “I couldn’t believe it at first,” said Matesi, who...
Master the Mainframe
Northern Illinois University computer science students claimed top honors in the IBM Master the Mainframe contest. The contest allows students to distinguish themselves in mainframe computer programming abilities.  Participants completed the tasks for the contest during the fall semester from Oct. 7 to Dec. 28, 2013, and winners were announced this semester. The contest consists of three...
Chef Paul Kahan
During his NIU days, award-winning chef Paul Kahan studied computer science. A career in culinary arts hadn’t crossed his mind. Today, Kahan runs seven Chicago restaurants, including the nationally known Blackbird, avec and the Publican. He won the Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation last year and was named Best Chef of the...
NIU offers students the ability to learn how to create their own mobile apps in a series of courses offered through the Department of Computer Science. Courses such as CSCI 321, CSCI 322 and CSCI 323 teach students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile device platforms. NIU’s College...
Mason and Lori Bross
Mason Bross, an incoming freshman and computer science major, is the first recipient of the new Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Dependent Scholarship. The son of Lori Bross, who works for the NIU Department of Biological Sciences as the core microscopy facility manager, will receive $1,000 for the 2013-14 academic year. A 2013 graduate of Sycamore...
(Left to right) Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton and Computer Science Chair Nicholas Karonis.
NIU’s Department of Computer Science is touting its new certificate program in one of the hottest areas of computer programming – development of apps for mobile devices. The four-course certificate program aims to teach undergraduate or graduate students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. Graduates of the...
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The Department of Computer Science at Northern Illinois University is partnering with Lextech Global Services to offer a series of courses that will teach students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. The five-course program—with one course devoted to each of the three smartphones and two comprehensive courses...