December 6, 2016
Ephraim, UT – The Utah State Board of Regents has officially approved Snow College’s second Bachelor degree. Beginning in 2017, students may now complete a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. The science department at Snow has planned a week-long celebration of the new degree to coincide with National Computer Science Week.
Events were kicked off on Monday night with a dinner celebrating the new degree hosted by Snow College Engineering department. Dinner was followed by a movie, Design Disruptors, a documentary detailing the rising importance of design as a competitive advantage in disruptive technologies.
The celebration will continue throughout the week with events such as a tech trivia challenge, a retro gaming challenge, virtual reality sessions, and more. A full schedule of events will be posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SnowCollegeACM.
As part of the festivities, faculty and students will be doing outreach with the local elementary schools where they will teach basic coding skills to introduce young students to the world of coding. The children learn basic skills and then put them to practice as they help Moana reach her destination.
Snow College faculty member Kristal Ray is coordinating this week’s events. She said, “We are excited to bring this new program to Snow College! Until now, students wanting to pursue a four-year technology degree had to leave the area to do so. Many of them have roots here in Sanpete County and want to stay here, but their opportunities have been extremely limited. This new degree program at Snow will enable those students to stay here to pursue their education. Our hope is that some will remain here after graduation and start their own businesses, and that as we increase the pool of skilled talent, high tech businesses will be drawn to the Sanpete area.”
For more information about the new Software Engineering degree, visit https://www.snow.edu/academics/science_math/engineering/se/index.html