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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Science Division
    • Kirkbride Hall, Room 323
    • tel: 610-499-4002
  • Adam Fischbach


Events, Computer Science

The Computer Science Department is active in the local and university community by organizing a number of events throughout the year designed to educate and excite young minds about the field. 

Below are a few examples of the types of computer science events at Widener.

two students in front of computerHigh School Programming Contest

Every year the department hosts a computer programming contest for high school students. Teams of two or three compete for cash prizes and bragging rights by demonstrating their programming skills and problem solving abilities in their computer language of choice (Java, C, C++, Visual Basic, or Python). Computer science students at Widener volunteer to help supervise and judge the contestants. See our Flickr gallery for photos.

two computer science students helping a community memberCommunity Tech Day

During the fall semester, the department offers a free tech support clinic for Chester residents and nonprofit organizations. All of the tech support is done by Widener computer science students, who volunteer to diagnose and correct software problems. These students participate in a weekly training program to prepare for the event. View a video about Community Tech Day. 


two computer science alumniAlumni Banquet

At the end of each academic year, the department hosts a banquet for our graduating seniors. This event brings several alumni back to campus to meet our graduates, share their professional experiences, and dispense advice to the newest group of computer science and computer information systems alumni.