Student participation in faculty research provides experience that is invaluable both for graduate study and in industry. Such collaborations can lead to coauthorship of a paper and the opportunity to attend a national or international conference.
Majors with outstanding academic records are encouraged to pursue honors work during their senior year. Honors in computer science provides a special opportunity to pursue an extensive project as a computer scientist. Honors projects can lead to a coauthorship of a paper and the opportunity to attend an international conference. A book is awarded, as a prize, annually in the fall to a senior who has achieved the highest distinction in the computer science major program.