45th SIGCSE TS 2014

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Proceedings SIGCSE '14: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education
DatesMarch 5-8, 2014 
LocationAtlanta, GA, USA
VenueHyatt Regency Atlanta
ThemeLeveraging Computing to Change Education
History BlogBlog entry


2014 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Robert Panoff

For promoting student enrichment, curriculum development, faculty enhancement, and infusing computational thinking at all levels through Shodor and the National Computational Science Institute.

2014 ACM SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community

Andrea Lawrence

For dedication to the computing education community, serving as a role model and mentor to students and faculty, improving diversity in computing education, making computing education available to everyone, and for helping students and faculty to "Find a way or make one".

Technical Symposium Best Papers

Best Paper
  1. Claudia Szabo. 2014. Student projects are not throwaways: teaching practical software maintenance in a software engineering course. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE ‘14). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 55–60.


Publication Acceptance Rates

accepted submitted acceptance rate
papers 108 274 39%
panels 14 23 61%
special sessions 12 16 75%
workshops 35 75 49%
posters 56 122 46%
birds of a feather 37 52 71%

Key Notes

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • J.D. Dougherty - Haverford College
  • Kris Nagel - Georgia Gwinnett College

Program Chairs

  • Adrienne Decker - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kurt Eiselt - University of British Columbia

Panels and Special Sessions

  • Stephen Cooper - Stanford University


  • Susan Haller - SUNY Potsdam
  • Paul Carter - University of British Columbia


  • Cary Laxer and Lynn Degler - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Larry Merkle - Wright State University


  • Michael T. Helmick - University of Cincinnati

Birds of a Feather

  • Marc Rubin - Colorado School of Mines

Student Volunteers and Student Activities

  • Steven Wolfman - University of British Columbia
  • Pam Cutter - Kalamazoo College
  • Sara Melnick - Bronx Academy for Software Engineering


  • Raghuram Ramanujan - Davidson College


  • Scott McElfresh - Longwood University

Database Administrators

  • Henry Walker - Grinnell College
  • John Dooley - Knox College


  • Kimberly Voll - Centre for Digital Media
  • Michael T. Helmick - University of Cincinnati


  • Carl Alphonce - University at Buffalo

Kids' Camp

  • James Maher - Colorado School of Mines
  • Cheryl Seals - Auburn University

Publicity/Social Media

  • Jamie Spacco - Knox College

Support/Exhibitor Liaison

  • Susan Rodger - Duke University
  • Tom Cortina - Carnegie Mellon

K-12 Liaisons

  • Crystal Furman - Brookwood High School

International Liaison

  • Annemieke Craig - Deakin University

Pre-Conference Event Liaison

  • Mary Anne Egan - Siena College

Local Arrangements

  • Deepa Muralidhar - North Gwinnett High School

Student Research Competition

  • Ann Sobel - Miami University (Ohio)