Our students are an integral part of our scholarly community.
The faculty and staff are
very proud of them and their many accomplishments. Some are dual majors.
Others are working on research projects with faculty. Still others are
honors students and are taking harder classes in the humanities.
Many volunteer in the college and community. Most of them work and have
very full lives in addition to college.
In this page, we will give you some information and stories about our
Tutoring is an important part of student life at Canisius.
The College provides a
general tutoring center
that provides general help with all courses, especially writing.
The Tutoring Center is in Old Main, Room 319.
The Computer Science Department hires CS majors to tutor anyone who is
taking a CSC course, either as an Area Studies or as a CSC major or CSC minor.
There is no charge, and no appointment is needed, although help is on a
first-come, first-served basis.
For information about Computer Science tutoring, including a schedule of
tutors, click here.
One other source of help is the Mathematics Tutoring Center in Old Main,
Room 318 (across the hall from the main Tutoring Center.)
We are especially proud of our graduates, many of whom went on to do
great things, like win Academy Awards, get Ph.D.s, start their own companies,
work in multi-national companies, get their MBAs, and become community
leaders. As time goes on, we will feature stories about them. For now,
check their brief info in
the alumni web page.
If you are a graduate, please use our
registration form to tell us
about yourself. We would love to hear from you, and would like to make
it possible for other student to keep in contact with you.
Here is a list of graduates
of our department sorted by name, and the same list of
of our department sorted by year of graduation.
Computer Science Club
All Canisius students who major or minor is Computer Science are
automatically part of the Computer Science Club, a recognized and established
campus organzation. The club sponsors activities, both recreational and
educational, that encourage students to interact socially and to
cooperate on major projects. The original Beowulf cluster was their
biggest and most expensive accomplishment.
Dr. McConnell is the faculty advisor for the Computer Science Club.
Faculty often do research with students. Dr. Hertz has been doing a
lot of research with his students on Java garbage collection techniques.
Dr. Burhans has involved her Bioinformatics majors in various challenging
problems, and has also studied Artificial Intelligence techniques with
CS majors. Dr. Meyer has worked on visual programming languages with
several exceptional students, and most recently, on a robot simulator.
Dr. McConnell has done quite a bit of graphics research with students
throughout the years and Dr. Van Verth had a grant to work on software
metrics research with students.
Dr. Hertz and Matthew Spencer
The atmosphere in the department is fun-loving.
Students spend a lot of time with each other, working on projects,
competing in programming contests, playing computer games and yes, even,
cards, and sometimes even working on external jobs together. In fact,
"the grapevine" has been one of the most succesful job placement services
around as alumni invite new graduates into their companies or older students
pass along the internships they once had to the next generation.
Our students even find time to serve on the Undergraduate Student Senate,
volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, participate on Alternate Spring Break
in Latin America, play in the Jazz Band, perform in Little Theater,
and even eat pizza!