In 2010, the Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (CME) Department was awarded one of only two Research Trust Fund grants in the State of West Virginia.
The three year, $100,000 grant (with additional matching support from the Shepherd University Foundation) is providing valuable research, teaching, and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences for the CME undergraduate students.
This particular grant is focused on building and expanding a Computer Engineering program to better prepare students for tomorrow’s emerging technological industries. A key component of the grant award is the sponsoring of an annual robotics competition, entitled “ShepRobo Fest,” at Shepherd University for elementary to college-level students.
Shepherd University is a state-supported
institution within the West Virginia system of higher education. From
its beginnings over 130 years ago, the University has evolved into a
comprehensive center of higher learning, serving a number of related,
yet distinct roles:
The University offers baccalaureate
degrees in a wide range of fields, encompassing the liberal arts,
business administration, teacher education, the social and natural
sciences, and other career-oriented areas.
The University provides credit courses
for individuals that may not be seeking a specific degree, but who seek
to broaden and update their knowledge in either familiar or new fields
of intellectual endeavor.
For the northern Shenandoah Valley region as a whole, the University is a center for noncredit continuing education, public service, and convenient citizen access to extensive programs in art, music, theater, athletics, and other areas of public interest. Shepherd University has a responsibility to extend its resources beyond the campus, bringing higher education closer to those who seek it.
The CME (Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering) Department offers a variety of degree options including B.S. in Computer Engineering, B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences, and B.S. in Computer Information Technology.
B.S. in Computer Engineering program provides students with the knowledge to design and build computer systems that meet a wide range of information processing requirements.
B.S. in Computer Information Sciences program offers the study of computers and computational systems: their theory, design, development, and applications.
B.S. in Computer Information Technology program prepares students for existing and emerging jobs and careers in the application of information systems and technology.
B.S. in Mathematics program provides the basis of all sciences, and it can be argued that good training in mathematics enhances all the intellectual activities in general.
Engineering Transfer Program is to prepare students for the third and fourth years of a baccalaureate degree program in engineering in other institution.
Faculty members in the CME department are confident that our programs and the flexibility that we offer in many different technical areas will spark high demand for our graduates from employers all across the U.S.
For more information about CME department, visit www.shepherd.edu/cmeweb.
Director: Professor Reza Mirdamadi, Chair
Snyder Hall Room 225
Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443