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Department of Computer Science

Computer Science students with trophy
The first introductory course in computer science weren't taught until the fall of 1966. Edwin Reilly was hired in 1965 to run the new Computing Center and to develop entry level courses in computer programming. By the mid-1980s the Department of Computer Science was offering Ph.D.s, and its students were besting other students from MIT and Harvard in the North East Regional Program Contests run by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The students won programming trophies in 1984 and 1985. Click here for an administrative history of the Department of Computer Science.

Exhibit curated by Geoffrey Williams, University Archivist
Research and design assistance by George Asante, History 499 Archival Intern

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Last updated May 30, 2006