The STEM Incubator sections of CSC 193 for Spring

Five sections of CSC 193 will be offered in Spring 2014.  To sign up for a section, you need to contact the instructor for POI.

CSC 193 A. STEM Incubator in Mobile Apps.    Have you ever wanted to learn how mobile apps work? How they communicate with remotes sites and devices? How cell phones make use of the cell towers, and why blind spots, no reception areas, exist? This course will teach these things.  You will learn the basics of mobile computing and will experience the process of writing apps for the iPhone and iPad – no experience necessary. The course will offer students hands-on experience with iPads and other mobile devices. Dr. Daniel Canas,

CSC 193 B. Computer Sound and Music. Students will learn what MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) is and how it is used to generate music by means of a computer.  They will be exposed to software that allows the user to interact with a computer to generate sound and music.    Students will experiment with camera and motion detectors that can be interfaced with a computer such that they capture the user’s arm, leg, and head movements, translating them into sound and music. Students will consider how this system could be used to motivate physical therapy for the disabled. No background knowledge or prior experience are required for the course.     Dr. Jennifer Burg,


CSC 193 C. STEM Incubator in Bioinformatics. 335164_10151045705512653_433972740_oComputer algorithms are helping to expand the scientific boundaries of much of the field of biology. This incubator is designed to introduce the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology. Students will be exposed to computational tools that can help us answer fundamentally important questions about life (how close are humans to chimps? what genes are likely involved with cancers?) We’re starting with the basics, so no need for prior experience in biology or computer science! Dr. William Turkett,


CSC 193 D. STEM Incubator in Sensors and Human Computer Interaction. Students will experiment with a number of sensors for extending the user interface beyond the keyboard and mouse.  They will have access to specialized hardware and software and work as part of an existing team in the Sensors and Applications Group. Dr. Paúl

CSC 193 E. Hax0r STEM. Proficiency in cyber security always requires experience that is often difficult to obtain. This incubator is designed to help students get started in the field of applied cyber security. Students will experiment with ethical hacking, cyber defense, and reverse engineering tools. This will include participating in on-line tutorials and competitions. We’re starting with the basics, so no need for prior experience. Dr. Errin Fulp,