**Credits:** 1

**Students should take this course at:** 1st Year - 1st Semester

Description

This course is designed for students who attend their first semester in the Computer Science program. The course will allow students to become familiar with topics related to Computer Science and to undergraduate research. They will also learn the skills necessary to work in research and about principles of academic integrity. This is the first step to create an atmosphere where the students get interested and participate in research activities. At the end of the course the students should have selected a topic to research on.

Content

Ethics and academic integrity

References

Areas related to computer science

Undergraduate research

Introduction to Latex

Preparing a technical report

How to give an effective talk

Undergraduate research opportunities

Research talks

Mathematicians and computer scientists

Objectives

The student will learn the basics of how to give an oral presentation about computer science.

The student will learn how to use Latex.

The student will write a technical work using Latex.

The student will write an essay about her/his interest in computer science.

The student will know the advantages of undergraduate research.

The student will have a positive attitude towards research in computer science.

The student will know and discuss the principles of academic integrity.

The student will know the research areas at the Department of Computer Science.

The student will choose and describe one of the research topics presented in the seminar and will discuss why he/she chose this topic.

The student will learn about the contribution of mathematicians and computer scientists.

The student will give a short oral presentation about a mathematician or computer scientist.

The student will learn about current topics in computer science.

The student will learn about research and internship summer opportunities.

The student will learn how to find references and prepare a technical article.

The student understands the importance of diversity in science.