News and Events
This page will allow access to information about our various student clubs, what they are doing and other information relating to the College of Computing and Technology. With the clubs, you can find who the current officers are, who the sponsors are, and the activities the clubs are involved with for that year. You can also access news of what is going on in the College of Computing and Technology.
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Lipscomb University named one of fastest-growing private doctoral universities in the nation
Lipscomb University is one of the fastest-growing private doctoral universities in the nation according to a new report released by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Lipscomb named a 2018-19 College of Distinction
Lipscomb University has once again been honored as a College of Distinction.
Data scientist Qingguo Wang fights cancer one byte at a time
Qingguo Wang, associate professor of data science in Lipscomb’s College of Computing & Technology, is a data scientist who is fighting cancer one byte at a time.
Homecoming activities begin Thursday with Lipscomb Honors, reunions
Lipscomb alumni from across the country will descend on campus this week for annual Homecoming festivities.
How to stay safe online: Chris Simmons talks National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Lipscomb’s College of Computing & Technology is committing to help spread the word about cyber security through engaging in conversation and using the hashtag, #LipscombCCTsafe.
Spark celebrates grand opening downtown
Lipscomb University is now part of Nashville’s bustling downtown district with the opening of its latest Spark location at the corner of 4th Avenue North and Commerce Street on Sept. 19.
Lipscomb University ranked as national university for second year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 ‘America’s Guide to Colleges’
For the second time in school history, Lipscomb University has been ranked as a top-tier comprehensive national university in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 America’s Guide to Colleges” released Sept. 12.
Fall semester starts with increase in new students, record retention and most diverse student body in history
Lipscomb University is celebrating several milestones as well as the opening of a new residence hall as fall semester 2017 is in full swing.
Fortune Mhlanga receives Carnegie fellowship to support higher education in Africa
Fortune Mhlanga, dean of Lipscomb University’s College of Computing & Technology, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.
Graduate program in health care informatics ranked No. 11 in nation
Lipscomb University’s Master of Science in health care informatics has been ranked No. 11 in the nation by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs.
Revenge of the Nerds 2016
Lipscomb's CCT hosted its ROTN video game tournament this past April. All of campus was invited to play, compete, and win various merchandise and prizes. The games featured at this year's competition included FIFA 16, Super Smash Brothers 4, Mario Kart, Rock Band 4, and several others. Congratulations to team "Double Chin's Revenge" for winning the tournament, and thanks to all students / teams who participated!
Tractor Supply Company and Nashville Technology Council recently visited Lipscomb's College of Computing and Technology to give advice on proper resume etiquette and new ways to find technology related jobs in the Nashville area. Thanks to both companies for educating our students and providing a platform in which they can launch their careers!
Lipscomb graduate and CTS senior consultant Daniel Ness visits Lipscomb to give students insights and tips about the technical interview setting. Students were also able to learn about the interning and job opportunities available at their new Nashville office!
B33st Mode Gaming was featured on News Channel 5 as part of Lipscomb's College of Computing & Technology's new venture into Esports. This club not only provides a space in which gamers can come together to do what they enjoy most, but it also promotes the CCT's new Game Development degree.
2015 ACM-ICPC Regionals
Congratulations to the students who participated in this year's 2015 ACM ICPC Programming Competition. The teams competed against several universities including Tennessee Tech, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, and UT Martin. The students had a strong showing as all teams placed in top 8 at the venue.
Here is an article written by Southern Alpha earlier this year about how Lipscomb's new and improved space has become not only a learning place but also a "community of engagement in countless ways." Click to read the full article!
The CCT hosted the 2015 Fall Career Fair where Lipscomb University students were able to network with 7 local company representatives to learn about incredible internship and job opportunities! FREE lunch and network for your next future job?! How much more successful can this day get? Click so see and read more about how the event went down!
Lipscomb's College of Computing and Technology hosted its annual Revenge of the Nerds tournament this past April. Students formed teams of 4 to compete for various prizes and merchandise. The games featured included FIFA 15, Super Smash Bros. 4, Mario Kart, Street Fighter 4, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Congratulations to "Wombo Combo" for winning the tournament after their team defeated "Super Smash" in grand finals. The night was a tremendous success and a huge thanks goes out to all the teams who competed!
Raspberry Pi Workshop
The team here at the College of Computing and Technology was thrilled to host the Oasis Center for our Raspberry Pi workshop. The CCT provided the opportunity to assemble a Raspberry Pi B+ to each student, and spoke to young students about technology and programming. After assembly, the students wrote a few lines of code and made a working game.
This past weekend, a group of Lipscomb students participated in Hack Nashville 6. After 48 straight hours of coding, designing, and consuming exorbitant amounts of energy drinks, our students created Cal-Merge/LUL, an app to help with scheduling conflicts within groups of people, and Urban Throne, an app used to rate public restrooms and find the cleanest ones in your area. The students proudly presented their projects at the HN6 expo, and we can’t wait to participate in Hack Nashville 7 this upcoming spring!
2014 ACM Programming Contest
On November 1st, 2014, Lipscomb's CCT sent 4 teams to compete in ACM’s mid-central region programming contest at Tennessee Technological University. Overall, the teams had a strong showing as they proudly represented Lipscomb. Dr. Nix commented, "I am absolutely happy with how we did, and it's only going to get better as the years go on."
Lipscomb's College of Computing and Technology hosted their 2014 Annual Programming Competition at Lipscomb University on October 11th. Students formed teams to solve problems and had the opportunity to win Raspberry Pis, Google merchandise, and more.
The Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition occurred on Saturday, and Lipscomb's team placed in the top eight teams, meaning that they get to go to Kennesaw State University to compete in the regional championships!
On February 24, 2014, Lipscomb University students came together once again for the School of Computing and Informatics' 2nd Annual Revenge of the Nerds Video Game Competition. Video game lovers assembled ten teams and competed in Mario Kart, FIFA, Call of Duty, and Rockband. The night was a blast with plenty of fun, pizza, and video games! The faculty of the School of Computing and Informatics judged the teams and tallied the scores. Our returning championships, 817 Mafia, fought hard to defend their title, but in the end, the Smash Bros. prevailed!
2013 Analytics Summit
On Friday November 8th, 2013, the Nashville Technology Council’s Analytics Peer Network, in coordination with Lipscomb University’s School of Computing and Informatics, held the 2013 Analytics Summit to focus on a fundamental issue facing organizations in middle Tennessee of "How to Effectively Leverage Analytics in Your Organization. Throughout the day, both local and regional analytics experts provided insight into the question of what analytics means and how it should exist within the contemporary organization. Speakers from various industries and backgrounds will addressed issues of big data, bigger analytics, and (most importantly) the biggest problems associated with developing an analytics capability.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Lipscomb University School of Computing and Informatics hosted the quarterly Nashville Technology Breakfast at Spark: Lipscomb's Idea Center. Guy Barnard, Senior Vice President and CIO of Healthways, and Chris Cigarran, President of the Employer Divison of Healthways, spoke on "Till Death Do Us Part: Marrying Business and Technology In Your Organization". Business and technology leaders gathered to hear from these experts and to network within the industry.
Lipscomb University's School of Computing and Informatics had a informational booth at the Nashville Comic Con Wizard World Convention on October 18-19, 2013. Our Enrollment Management Specialist, Finn Breland, also known as the "marketing guy" and the "office extrovert", challenged Comic Con attendees in Halo. He defended the honor of the Lipscomb SCI with a record of 160-1.
Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics partnered with a Google Student Ambassador to throw the 1st SCI Programming Competition on October 11, 2013. SCI students competed in teams to solve problems and win Raspberry Pis, Google headphones, and more.
On September 27th, three professors and two students in Lipscomb's School of Computing and Informatics went to the Peak 10 Data Center in Cool Springs to install the seventy-five servers that had been previously assembled. The servers will be used by students in the principles of networking class as a long term project, and by students and faculty for research purposes.
On September 23rd, twenty of Lipscomb's students in the College of Computing and Technology joined with their professors to make seventy-five different IBM servers that were out of commission work again. They installed new RAM, checked the installed hardware and hard disks, and made sure that the servers could boot. Now that the servers are up and running, they will be deployed off campus for students to use for research purposes. With each server having its own bandwidth and IP address, students will be able to access the servers from anywhere, and have very minimal latency.