Databytes - School of Engineering and Computer Science - Cedarville University

Greetings From the Dean

Fall 2019 arrived in Cedarville with a flurry of activity…literally. Warm weather prevailed until the end of October, when a harsh wind blew some snowflakes into town!
In this edition of DataBytes, you'll read about some exciting happenings within the School of Engineering and Computer. You'll meet our newest faculty member, Dr. George Landon, Professor of Computer Science, and read about the success of one of our mechanical engineering design teams.
You'll also read about our annual Cardboard Canoe Race, which, as always, was well-attended by alumni and family members of our current students. Our largest incoming class of freshmen engineering students floated 38 boats in the competition this year, and there were several newcomers in the non-engineering canoes category. 
In our spring issue of DataBytes, we told you about the forthcoming construction of a building that will house the classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices needed to support our new civil engineering major. We have an exciting update on that new facility in this issue.
As you and your family look forward to the upcoming holidays, my hope is that this newsletter warms your hearts with expressions of praise for Jesus our Savior and thanksgiving to God for the many blessings He has chosen to bring our way.

In Christ,

Robert Chasnov, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Civil engineering building

New Civil Engineering Center   Under Construction

As our civil engineering program continues to grow, we are excited to see the new Civil Engineering Center take shape on campus. Located adjacent to the existing Engineering and Science Center, this new 21,000-square-foot facility includes classrooms, laboratories and project areas, and offices for six faculty members. When completed, the new Center will be the premiere facility for Christian undergraduate civil engineering education and will provide our students with an unparalleled learning experience.

We have been thrilled to have several major donors come alongside us to help make this project a reality. We are excited to have partners who share our vision of civil engineering excellence and who want to help us implement what God has laid before us.

The building has been designed by CESO and is being constructed by DDC Threecore. It is slated to open for classes in August 2020.

Senior Design Team Wins Hydrofoil Competition

Dr. George Qin, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, advised a mechanical engineering senior design team as they designed and constructed a prototype hydrofoil boat. They entered their project into a competition sponsored by the International Hydrofoil Society and won first place! The research contest is an opportunity for the next generation of hydrofoil developers to showcase their efforts in hydrofoil and hydrofoil-assisted craft engineering, design, and construction.
Dr. George Landon

School Welcomes New Computer Science Professor

We were excited to welcome Dr. George Landon to our faculty this fall. He spent the last 12 years teaching and developing computer games at Eastern Kentucky University. Our computer science majors are excited to work with Dr. Landon as they create games with exciting graphics that are also Christ-honoring. Welcome, Dr. Landon!
Two student padelling their cardboard canoe across Cedar Lake

Cardboard Canoe Race Tests Engineering Skill

Freshmen engineering students once again took part in the annual Cardboard Canoe Race during homecoming weekend, testing their engineering skills with a canoe constructed completely from cardboard and tape. As always, it was a highlight of the weekend!
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