Dr. Perez and I have been making appearances in ENGE 1024 classes this week, talking about why we think CS is a great major and career. They gave us five minutes and a limit of three ppt slides, so we couldn’t get in much trouble. If you want to see the slides we used, see below. I have to admit that this idea of actively recruiting undergraduate students is taking some getting used to. Five years ago we had more students than we could handle. And since we got into CS because we thought it was really cool and challenging and rewarding … we can’t imagine that anyone would see it differently, right?
By the way, being forced to stand up and say why your department exists, and having five minutes to do it, is a pretty good exercise. Maybe we should make all professors do this.