College of Arts & Sciences
- Science Division
- Kirkbride Hall, Room 323
- tel: 610-499-4002
- Chair of Computer Science
- Freedom Hall, Room 318
- tel: 610-499-4035
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.
High 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.
Community 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.
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.