Event for alumni, community members planned for April 25

Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University’s computer science department will hold a free event for students, alumni and community members April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Bruner Hall 119 and 228.  Billed as Celebrate <C/S>, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a string quartet and tours of the department’s newly remodeled quarters in Bruner Hall.

Celebrate – Community. Vision. Innovation. Home.

The name and use of angle brackets is a nod to HTML code. 

“This is a time to celebrate our computing community,” said Gerald Gannod, Ph.D., chair of the computer science department. “Spring commencement is near, so we want to recognize and honor our students who are graduating as well as reconnect with our computer science alumni. A lot has changed in our growing department over the past few years, and we want to share our student and faculty successes.”

Other highlights of the event include the display of new graphic identifiers created by Tech graphic design student Rebecca Hahnert, who has worked for the computer science department since Jan. 2022 and will be graduating this spring. 

Hahnert’s latest project – portraits of influential computer scientists Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace, Anita Borg, Edsger Dijkstra, Grace Hopper and John von Neumann – will be unveiled during the program. These computer scientists are the namesakes of a new house system within the department.

“Rebecca has done an outstanding job of enhancing the department’s identity and branding,” Gannod added. “We can’t say enough about her talent and creativity, and we are thrilled to present her work to the community. We invite the community to meet us and see what’s new in the department.”

Computer science is the second-largest program of study at Tech with approximately 750 undergraduate and graduate students. To learn more, visit www.tntech.edu/csc or call 931-372-3691.

Bruner Hall is located at 110 University Drive in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Tech.

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