“Helping Computing Students See From the Start What ‘Right’ Looks Like”


Christopher Bohn

Event Details
Monday, March 11, 2019
Talk:
1 p.m., Avery 19

Reception:
N/A, N/A

Christopher Bohn, Ph.D.

Lecturer, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Abstract

Every student has the right to learn. As educators, we have an obligation to help each student learn, to the best of our abilities. I will discuss this philosophy in general and also in the specific scenario of teaching software engineering at the introductory level. Done effectively, showing students what “right” looks like – that is, how to apply good software engineering practices – at the beginning of their computing education and reinforcing it throughout their education is no less effective than attempting to inculcate good engineering practices after their core computing education.

Speaker Bio

Christopher Bohn is a Lecturer in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University in 2004. He previously was a developmental engineer in the U.S. Air Force, including faculty assignments with the Software Professional Development Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology, with the Center for Strategy and Technology at Air War College, and as Department Chair and Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.