Club Connect: Meet the ... Computer Society
Josh Alcoba, a computer science major spends much of his time printing. 3D printing that is. The Stockton University Computer Society President recently led a workshop for members of the organization and the Stockton community on the subject with a new printer he recently purchased. Deep Halvawala, club treasurer proudly displays the keychain he printed in Alcoba’s workshop on his key ring.
Together, the seniors and members of the Computer Society and the computer science community host weekly workshops focusing on teaching and completing new projects with the latest technology including building PC computers from scratch, learning the Python program language, resume building for computer science majors, 3D printing, and building and racing Zumo robots.
Recently, the Computer Society won a Zumo race, where the robot races around a test track against Rowan University. One of the robots competing was designed by Alcoba, who programed the small, four wheeled car to play the Doom video game theme song before it starts each race. “With the prize money we won from our competition last semester, we hope to purchase parts to be able to build more robots and materials from scratch,” said Alcoba.
The dedication of Computer Society members like Alcoba and Halvawala to continue learning about new technology allows them to share their love of computer science with the Stockton community. Just as their collection of 3D printed items which includes a coaster type platform with the Stockton ‘S’ logo printed on top of it, their club grows as well.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Computer Society workshops and to join the club, which meets every other Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in G 108.
Visit stockton.edu/ospreyhub to learn more about the Computer Society and the over 150 clubs and organizations at Stockton.
_ Reported by Marielena Dottoli