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Dean's Update - July 2011

School of Computing and Software Engineering
Southern Polytechnic State University
Dean's Update July 2011


On August 2 and 3, SPSU will again host the Atlanta area Geek Squad Summer Academy.  This will be the fourth year that SPSU will be hosting the academy.

The academy is a partnership between SPSU, Best Buy and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.  The Summer Academy is designed to bring Geek Squad agents into the community to teach young girls about computing and technology in a fun and interactive way.   

I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for Professor Bob Brown’s efforts to make this academy possible.  It is well established that women are severely under-represented in the computing field and the Geek Squad Summer Academy is one of the initiatives we are involved in to start addressing this issue.


On July 31, SPSU will hold its summer commencement.  State Attorney General Sam Olens will be the commencement speaker.  Some 200 students will be graduating from SPSU with around 40 students earning their degrees from CSE.

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Han Reichgelt

Dean, School of Computing and Software Engineering.