SWOSU Computer Science Students Win Awards at National Conference


Ten Southwestern Oklahoma State University computer science and information systems students on the Weatherford campus received honorable mention awards at a recent national conference contest held in Oklahoma City.

The SWOSU contingent competed with more than 600 students from regional and research universities across the nation at the Association of Information Technology Professionals conference.

SWOSU students received honorable mention awards in Web Development and PC Troubleshooting. Mehdi Raoufi, faculty member in the Computer Science and Information Systems Department, accompanied and mentored students at the conference.

Representing SWOSU were: Connie Lokey, Lookeba-Sickles; Vicki Abernathy, Thomas; Nick Grant and Eddy Lepatio, both of Weatherford; Brandon Phillips and Prasad Udwadia, both of Elk City; Danielle Heineken, Altus; Joel Marquez and David Goree, both of Clinton; and Karl Kirch, Oklahoma City (PC North).   

Raoufi also presented a paper entitled "A New Approach for Teaching Introduction to Information Technology as General Education Requirement" at the 3rd annual Oklahoma Computing Conference held recently in Durant.