Learning a new programming paradigm

Group photo of students who traveled to Italy

Daniela Inclezan, assistant professor in the College of Computer Science and Software Engineering took 7 students to southern Italy this summer for a 4 week "truly authentic experience". Cosenza and the University of Calabria is not known as a tourist destination so these lucky students were immersed in local culture and customs. A summer workshop, CSE 270 Computing in Italy, taught students how to represent knowledge in a logic programming language—a different programming paradigm that is not normally covered in undergraduate computer science curriculum.

Dr. Inclezan arranged for local experts in the field to speak with students about practical applications of the logic language. Students became aware of environmental sustainability problems and thought critically about solutions coming from the field of sustainable engineering as well as alternative solutions put in practice in Southern Italy.