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Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

When learning how to code, HTML and CCS markup language and the beginning steps before getting into JavaScript and more advanced coding development programs. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 20, 2018

A Computer Science seminar series was hosted by The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction. Eric Mellum, a 2015 Chico State alumnus, presented on development coding and job opportunities within the field at the talk on Friday.Mellum currently works for the startup company, Quartzy, ...

Focusing on the right majors

Photo credit: David Molina

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

November 11, 2016

The stigma against math extends far beyond the realm of high school nightmares and exams. One in three Americans feels anxiety when faced with solving a math equation, according to a study by the organization Change the Equation. Despite the fear most Americans reported, STEM occupations are growing at 17 pe...

Students excel in cybersecurity competition

Infographic by Joe Silva

Elaine Knudsen

February 16, 2015

Chico State computer science students finished in top placements at the National Cyber League in fall of 2014. Students placed second and seventh in the silver bracket, and seventh in the bronze bracket for the post-season competition. "This competition was a fantastic opportunity which allowed...

Female turnout low in math and science majors

Infographic by: Monica Fitch

Madison Holmes

May 7, 2014

Women at Chico State are widely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.Few female students have graduated with degrees in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering in the past four years, according to a study by Jeffrey Bell, chair of the biologica...

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014

Chico State psychology students found that playing video games has positive effects.Playing video games contribute to a person's cognitive, motivational, emotional and social abilities, according to their research. "I don't play video games but I'm going to now," said Priscilla Gates, a senior psych...

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